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Blossoms on the Vine—Chapter Thirteen

SANTA IN GREEN

Returning home to Emporia from L.A. for the Christmas holidays, I found myself once again in a quandary as to where I might seek work and go exploring next. I’d seen commercials on TV about the Red Cross needing personnel to provide humanitarian services to the troops in the field overseas. […]

Blossoms on the Vine—Chapter Twelve

BULLDOG

Although throughout the remaining ’67 summer and fall I did on weekends revisit my connections at The Potter’s Wheel in Hollywood, the days of the work week confined me to the Downtown L.A. area. The hotel where I rented a sleeping room occupied the two floors above a machine shop and was owned and […]

Blossoms on the Vine—Chapter Ten

 

Little Winking Lights

By the time my second summer following enrollment at KU arrived, the seismic shift in the nation’s culture was well underway. Protests against the war in Vietnam had erupted everywhere. The whole character of the music was evolving—Dylan, The Mamas and the Papas, Simon and Garfunkel, Joplin were all bringing […]

Blossoms on the Vine—Chapter Eight

Mister Muscles and the Music Man—Part II

The next weekend, as it turned out, would unfold some unfortunate and disappointing happenings. My old girlfriend from Kansas State, Linda, came through Lawrence Saturday evening returning from an educational conference and stopped by to visit me. It was strictly forbidden for women to be in […]

Blossoms on the Vine—Chapter Eight

Mister Muscles and the Music Man—Part I

He was waiting on the corner just beyond the student union, two textbooks nestled beneath his left arm, the ebb and flow of student bodies between classes energetically scurrying around and past, lending him that “forgotten” appearance like a lone leaf adrift on a stream. The […]