Eugene Cross lived near us on Worley Road. His house was right where the white folks’ houses ended and the colored folks’ houses started. His daddy, I was told, sold illegal whiskey out of his house. Eugene was a fast-talkin’, fast cursing, little spitfire. Many of the kids in the neighborhood didn’t stand in hisContinue reading “BLUE-JEAN CROSS”


That’s What It’s all About

I saw someone post a link to a performance of Johnny Cash’s “Were You There?” hymn. I remember a teacher singing that song in a school assembly at Parker High School in  1966. Johnny did a great job on it though…and Elvis could sing “Let There Be Peace in the Valley” until you were wipingContinue reading “That’s What It’s all About”