Here it is: If everyone would write down a story, or more than
one story if you want, and send them to me via e-mail or snail
mail. I will edit them down so that they become a book of
Clarksdale history as told by the people who lived it. You
will get credit for your contribution in the book.
Don’t worry if you don’t think you can write. You make
it interesting, and I will make them readable. If, for some
reason, you cannot or just don’t want to write it down but you
are willing to call and verbally tell it to me, Jimmy Harris at the
Sound Center offered to allow me to use a tape recorder so
that I can then transcribe the conversation into a written story.
Also, I have unlimited long distance, so if you don’t, I will
be happy to call you back from my phone. The really good part
of this story is that ALL profits from the sale of the book will go
into a fund controlled by Paul Pearson and designated to the
restoration of the building. Even if we only do one floor at a time,
at least we will have made some progress.
So, what do you think fellow Clarksdalians? Want to
collaborate on a project to save some of our past?
Then write a story about your High School days or just about
your teenage years.Right now, I can envision several chapters
in the book such as Classroom Shenanigans, Athletics,
Weekends, The Ranch, The Tin Top, Stag Pool Hall, Summer
Baseball, The Lakes (Moon & Desoto), Integration, After School
Jobs etc. But, of course, the final choices in Chapter titles will
depend on what you send me. Please tell me what you think
about this idea, and if you like it, we will do it!