Pike by Benjamin Whitmer

By Benjamin Whitmer

Douglas Pike is not any longer the murderous hustler he used to be in his early life, yet reforming hasn't made him a lot kinder. He's simply residing out his lifestyles in his Appalachian native land, operating atypical jobs together with his accomplice, Rory, hemming in his demons the simplest he can. And his top turns out simply more than enough till his estranged daughter overdoses, and he is taking in his 12-year-old granddaughter, Wendy. simply because the are commencing to forge a courting, Derrick Kreiger, a grimy Cincinnati cop, begins to take an dangerous curiosity within the lady. Pike and Rory head to Cincinnati to profit what they could approximately Derrick and the loss of life of Pike’s daughter, and the 3 males circle, lightly matched predators in a human desert of junkie squats, roadhouse bars, and homeless Vietnam vet encampments.

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23, 1970 To M y D e a r F a m i l y a n d A l l O u r G o o d Friends at Greenacres Park, There’s so much going on and so many people I want to tell that I’m making Xerox copies of this letter. I just can’t believe that this is the last Christmas we will spend here! In fact, this is the very last week we will spend here—we are scheduled to move into our new home at 1508 Rosemary Street on Dec. 29th. Actually, our “new” house is old, having been built in the 1920s, but I just love it, with big square rooms and crown molding, a beautiful cherry wood banister going up to the second floor, and three fireplaces with fancy mantelpieces.

I guess that’s about all, except I should add that Mrs. Pickett—still going strong at 100—got a birthday card from Lyndon Johnson. May God bless each and every one of you this Christmas Season, Birdie 40 2. Letters from M ary This page intentionally left blank The Christmas Letters Dec. 26, 1967 Dear Family, My apologies for mimeographing this letter to stick in your card, but please consider it a very personal Merry Christmas anyway, from me and Sandy and andrew bird copeland who is six months old at this time, almost completely bald but the cutest baby in the whole world according to his proud parents mr.

Rotini noodles, cooked and drained 1 pkg. taco mix Add taco mix and Catalina dressing to beef, mixing well. Add all other ingredients, mixing well. Serve over plenty of shredded lettuce, with taco chips on the side.

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