Vapros I had to chuckle

lll

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When in your last journal you said
“baton rouge is a jumping town as is New Orleans one of our suburbs”
having lived in New Orleans during my college days I had to chuckle at that.... (y)
keep up your journals
i enjoy reading them and your perspective on life
stay safe bill
larry
 

vapros

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Good to hear from you, Larry, and good to hear that you are a reader of the journal. And it's even better to find that I have entertained you. As a temporary Yat you no doubt knew the Sports Palace and Pickles' room, too. I recall bowling several times at a small establishment in that neighborhood, on the second floor - can't remember the name of the place - the proprietor was a guy named Vernon something. Haynes, maybe? You might have known Vernon, Jr. Thanks for the note. Celebrate safely this weekend. Try not to offend anyone . . . 🤫 Be well.

Bill
 

gulfportdoc

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Good to hear from you, Larry, and good to hear that you are a reader of the journal. And it's even better to find that I have entertained you. As a temporary Yat you no doubt knew the Sports Palace and Pickles' room, too. I recall bowling several times at a small establishment in that neighborhood, on the second floor - can't remember the name of the place - the proprietor was a guy named Vernon something. Haynes, maybe? You might have known Vernon, Jr. Thanks for the note. Celebrate safely this weekend. Try not to offend anyone . . . 🤫 Be well.

Bill
By the time I moved to the Dixie Riviera in 2000 the Sports Palace had become a dump full of lowlifes. I wish I'd seen it during its heyday with Heisler & Co. Pickles was a place only to be found in New Orleans: crowded, loud, and with too many tables jammed into a small place: continuous party. Yet they had a balcony with occasional live music! I used to go over there on Saturdays for their 9 ball tournaments. Since Jamie's "Corner Pocket" was the only other room in town then, the little tournaments used to draw all the good players. "Pickles" --himself a wild character-- may still be around, although his establishment went belly up.
 
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