A weekly-ish blog sharing my series of collages about growing up in the South during the 1950s.
Monday, May 13, 2013
MURDER ON CROCKETT STREET
I left Lonnie's School of Hair Design one afternoon during the Summer of '58, and saw a man run out of a building across the street. Another man followed and fired a gun. Man #1 clutched his chest and fell in the middle of the street - just as in the movies. The street was soon filled with people including police. I hurried to the nearby safety of our family music store. My parents were very skeptical of my story, but the next day, read in the Beaumont Enterprise that a man named "Banjo Red" had been murdered on Crockett Street.