friendship

3 Score Times around the Sun

This week­end, I cel­e­brated my six­ti­eth birth­day sur­rounded by friends and fam­ily. If you had told me I would be doing so weeks ear­lier, I wouldn’t have believed you. But thanks to an accel­er­at­ing COVID-​​19 vac­ci­na­tion roll­out, every­one had had at least one of the two-​​dose vac­cines, with most of us hav­ing received both. My won­der­ful sis­ter Kim V.… Read More …

Claude “The Master” Butler

met Claude Butler when he 1st moved to Norman in 1987. He had an arrange­ment with the man­age­ment at Sooner Fashion Mall (now called “Sooner Mall”) in which they let him set up a shoeshine stand rent-​​free near the mall’s cen­ter court. That arrange­ment ended in 1990 when some cor­po­rate bean-​​counters got wind of it and… Read More …

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