Charlie Haldeman

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September 2019

September 23, 2019

September 18, 2019

If you look real close, that’s a rainbow trying to appear southeast of the Upper Kirby neighborhood of Houston on an otherwise wet Wednesday evening.


September 7, 2019

I’m told it happens in threes.

I’m two for three so far.

Yesterday, while en route from San Antonio to Houston, my old truck lost all coolant and water pressure and a small boiling explosion occurred under my hood somewhere on Interstate 10. The prognosis?

The water pump decided to give up the ghost.

Fast forward to later that same evening.

While backing out of a spot in Galveston, I smashed the driver’s side mirror on my wife’s ride.

That’s two.

I’ll be walking everywhere today. Maybe we can break the curse of the three’s and just leave it at these.


September 2, 2019

Jim Leavelle turned 99 recently. He died late last week, just days after that milestone.

While most know him as the man in the light colored suit handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald when he was shot, not many know Mr. Leavelle was born in Red River County and graduated from Detroit High School.

What even fewer realize, is Leavelle wasn’t the only Northeast Texas connection to JFK-Dallas-‘63.

Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit, who was killed in the line of duty the same day as President John Kennedy, was also from Red River County.

The two grew up less than 15 miles from each other.

J.D Tippit was born near Annona on September 18, 1924


September 1, 2019

A new page turned on the wall calendar has brought us to September.

There are several “holidays” in September worth noting. Let’s see here which ones are worth a mention.

Ah yes, this coming Tuesday is “Papa was a rolling stone” Day.

“It was the third of September. A day I’ll always remember.”

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