AD Applies for a Job at Tunica Manufacturing

Tunica manufacturing was a quilting plant which made furniture pads.  AD was headed there from the Lula pulp yard.  It was run by a man known as Pickerwood. He drove the lift that loaded the train cars with pulp wood.  Pickerwood lived and worked out of a green Dodge motor home parked next to an old garage. AD was his apprentice and every Saturday afternoon they'd go to the woods and cut trees to drive stakes in the ground. They'd do this by felling the trunks on the stakes and betting who could come closest to hitting their stakes.

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The Hollywood

In 1969 both of my brothers were in college while I was in high school, living at home with my dad.  He had a heart condition and sugar-poor health.  Bard came home from college for the summer.  He decided he would stay out a semester and help with dad.

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The Cutoff Airstrip

In 1963, on Tunica Lake (then called the Tunica Cutoff) there were 3 fishing camps. Sparkey’s then is now called Rick’s, Poor’s camp became Bordeaux RV Park, and H & R camp, now non existent and just woods. This was before Nel-Win was built. The Tunica Cutoff was, and is, the finest fishing lake within 200 miles of Memphis.

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