- Dec 7, 2007
Well, you've done it again Grady ! Talk about "vivid memories".Grady said:I was "with it" for a time. I was good at it too but you get to where you think everybody is a mark. I learned the ropes being an alibi agent and soon graduated into a first rate count store agent. I quickly noticed that I was the only one who wasn't either a drug addict or an alcoholic. I tired of the lifestyle.
I worked with Walter Gaste and Moore's Modern and then Murphy's out of Kearney, NE. I knew Larry Woods well, who was a pretty fair One Pocket player, considering that he was not much of a shotmaker. I played him 8 to 5 and that was a fair game. Most of you won't know these names but they bring back vivid memories to me.
In the late 50's, when I first started frequenting Cochran's, I played mostly nine ball, or golf. As you know, there were few 9 baller's in that joint.
I couldn't even spell one pocket at that time. Enter Mr. Larry Woods.
He was my first one pocket score. He'd seen me struggle at the 1P games I made with Rusty Jones, Sleepy Bob, and Perkin's, So he thought I looked like a mark at one of his "flat stores". The "mark" bit back, and he went off pretty good.
I think Perkin's was in with him, I'm not sure, in any event that was the time I got Jack pretty good on that 9 ball prop game, where he gives me the 5 ball, and he wins if he makes the 9 hit the head rail. He had NO chance (on a 5X10 ) at that game. He took the heat and had the whole joint in stitches, because everyone liked to see Jack go off, in a (rare) trap.
If I remember right, Wood's was still coming in during your tenure at Cochran's, wasn't he ? Good mem's Grady. Thanks