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Buh bye Russ Wheat

On this day in 1938, my good friend Russ was born. He transitioned in 2019, played a few jokes on me and then disappeared into the light. Unforgettable. UPDATE: Happy Trails to You, Until We Meet Again!

Russell Wheat’s market report

Fellow OC-504-68 candidate and graduate Russell Wheat of Canyon Lake was, and is, our resident funnyman. His last market report:  "…helium was up, feathers were down, paper was stationary, elevators rose, escalators continued their slow decline, Coca Cola fizzled, toilet … Continue reading

Russ’s stone is up

Awaiting Wheat’s stone

This is the month the Oklahoma tombstone makers forecast they’d have OCS chum Russell Wheat’s marker up in Higgins, Texas. That was back in May when they had a granite shortage thanks to the Wuhan Virus and various lockdowns. Sure … Continue reading

Russ’s headstone

In Higgins, Texas, way up in the panhandle, Bar and I found that our old OCS friend Russ Wheat has only the funeral home’s plastic marker on his grave. So his classmates are working to get him a military headstone … Continue reading

Train tickets

Bought our end of April tickets to Oklahoma City. Trying again to get within range of Higgins in the Texas Panhandle and OCS comrade Russ Wheat’s grave. At least we can expect no ice storms this time.

Ice Storm

Nailed us in Oklahoma City, ice everywhere with a little snow and temps in the 20s. Farther west, where we were planning to go, the worse it got. Worst of all at our destination: Higgins in the Texas panhandle, and … Continue reading