Anyway to get to the subject of this posting, a few years ago I was in correspondence with Jerry Dyes about his days at Abiliene Christian as one of the all time great all rounders in American track history. He won the javelin at Kansas, Texas and Drake all in one year, and on another occasion won the javelin at Penn Relays and also ran on their winning 4x100 team still wearing his javelin boots. Somehow John Lawler's name came up and Jerry gave me John's email address. I corresponded with John at least three years ago and asked him about those days and how all those guys fared while here in America. He sent me several chapters of his memories of those times, and I found them such good reading and funny to boot that I asked if we could print them on this blog. John was reluctant at the time, but I recently got back in touch with John through Al Lawrence, and John graciously sent me 100 pages of those memories and permission to put them on the blog. As you will see, life was not a total bed of roses. These guys were on their own to support themselves over the summer, and that led to many adventures all over America. John refers to himself as a 72 year old in these, so I assume they were written in 2011. So this is what you will be seeing over the next month or so, as they would be too much to put on one posting. Thank you so much John for allowing these stories to be read. George Brose
- Selling Bibles door-to-door in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma,
- transporting a VW from Texas to California (non-stop)
- stuffing envelopes for a journal in Palo Alto, California
- picking fruit with Mexican illegals in San Jose, California
- selling paint in a hardware store in Palo Alto, California,
- and a stint in the Marines at the Quantico Training Base.
- Have you made contact with the C of C minister?
- How many doors have you knocked? And
- How many Bibles have you sold?