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BJ Fudge: On auspicious day, 26 Jun 1956, when CR opened
Writer's mother, Zelma Fudge, remembers the the Circle R staff's and the games Mr. Ed Baker played on them and the prank they played on him to keep things even
By Billy Joe Fudge
Great story. My Mom, Zelma Fudge was there from the beginning, also. I shared this story with her and she reminisced about some of her work mates with which she forged several lifelong friendships.
Mildred Polston, Stella Bryant, Evelyn Fudge, Zona Bryant and who could ever forget that great personality, Ed Baker.
According to Momma, Ed would dig and dig until he would "get something" on someone and he would saddle 'em up and ride them until they could find something with which to hit him back.
Then, one of the ladies, I won't say which, went out and drove a potato in Ed's tailpipe. When he started his car, the compression blew the muffler open and when he came in they were all just about laying in the floor, weak from laughter. Great times that are special to my Mom and of course me, also.
My Momma never had a driver's license and Dad took her to work and picked her up most of the time at night. Dad would on particular nights when they were making hamburgers, go early and "Uncle Ruel" would pay him for helping.
I can still remember riding up there to pick Mom up but I can never remember getting back home. I guess I'll have to sleep on that one to figure it out. - Billy Joe Fudge
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