Ode to Dick Latson (who I have unfriended on FB, simply becausehe never ‘interacted’ with any of my posts. Look up my
series at texantales.com if you give a shit)
(I worked for him for over ten years–gave him andhis business the ‘best years of my life.’ For not muchmoney. No Regrets.)
(This, my ‘un-friending’ him, does NEVER mean I donot love this man. I just cannot be bothered with ‘Friends’ who have not the time, nor the desire to interact. It is called “Social Media” for a reason.)
Dick Latson of “Latson’s Printing and Office Supply” fame.
Downtown Commerce, America
He saved my life back in 2001 or somewhere around there, date-wise. I honestly cannot recall the year. For our purposes the year don’t matter.
What DOES MATTER, is that he gathered me up while I was in a drunken, probably suicidal stupor and drove me to Greenville and deposited me at Glen Oaks Lunatic Hospital so I could get the ‘help’ I needed.
And dry out.
He did this for ME!
Because he is a great man.
And he gave a shit.
I will never forget his kindness.
And his giving a shit.
“For the Lance who is still alive:
I salute you!
Probably, No! Undoubtedly! The best Boss (and Friend) I have ever had.
P.S. Little known fact about Dick Latson: Back when he was a senior in HS, he was the fastest ‘white boy’ in Texas. Went to State running the 440 in about 12 seconds (or something approaching that–he never bragged about it, but he casually mentioned it to me one day–don’t even remember how or why the subject came up.
Most likely I had been bragging about my Navy SEALs efforts, or something…and I needed to come back down to Earth and get over myself.
By way of some fucking addendum dum dum dung, er… dumb;
I very recently emailed Lanie Gardner asking permission to share her work. (She has not responded—yet—probably won’t (Would You?) But if she does and tells me to ‘cease and desist’ I will. But FB can kiss my ass in the meantime.)
The email from me was prompted by a stupid pop-up I got from Fake-Book, saying they had muted one of Lanie’s videos I had attached to one of my posts. ‘Copyright Violation’ (I will drop the screen capture in the Comments Section)
My original post was detailing how I regretted never having had a daughter and I went into some detail that if I had had one, she would be as this girl: Ever happy, ever upbeat, always smiling.
But no such person exists in real life. (I am cognizant of this)
We are all complex.And we all suffer the entire range of Emotions.And this is a GOOD thing.Because it is what makes us Human.And separates us from the gnats of the World.
And, Speaking of Gnats Were We?)
I CANNOT FIND The Orig ‘Constriction’ Poster To Cred… Believe me: I Tried,
I love My Life and I love My American ‘Culture’
You may have to ‘rewind’ this one because YouTube is severely borked.