Sunday, March 30, 2008

What's it got in it's pocketses Gollum?

You hear about these stories now and then, but this really happened last night. Skip McClelland, who runs the pool table at the Lariat on Friday and Saturday nights, decided to dress up for 'Louie Heckert Night'. He got out a suit that he says is all polyester and of course still fits him perfectly. Skip knew he hadn't worn it in a long time but didn't realize how long it had been until he reached into the pockets. Inside he found some receipts from a pool tournament he coached in Anaheim, California in 1968! He remembers they had given him a gift for being the coach of the team. The gift was four gold pesos, which in 1968 was probably worth about ten dollars each. With the price of gold today hovering around $1000,00 dollars and ounce, I think it was a pretty good find. It's a good thing he hadn't given, or worse yet, thrown it away! So in getting into the spirit of celebrating the birthday of his old friend Louie, he found a little good fortune to go along with it. Wait 'til Barky Lew hears about this one!!!

So don't forget to check those pockets boys and girls!

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