Memorial Day sparks memories of classmates

Memorial weekend brought up many memories of former schoolmates from Dallas that happened 60 years ago. This was the topic of discussion for the gatherings that we have each week.

We get together for coffee at Bert's Restaurant weekday mornings. The Levens Street Gang has coffee every Tuesday morning.

The Saturday morning breakfast group has six to 10 guys crushed around a table for four. Nobody has a chance to top the other. We share those memories and many hard decisions are settled in two hours.

We all go away with satisfied looks on our faces. Once again, we have solved many of the problems of world.

We leave with laughter in our hearts and ready for the coming week. This a wonderful group of guys. I love every one of them for what they bring to the table.

I have known them from eight to 50 years. What a treasure they are in my life. Bless them all.


The Dallas Aquatic Center is one busy place in the mornings.

The water aerobics class goes from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The big group comes into the large pool to do their exercises. There are at least 20 or more in that group. They are very busy people.

While that is going, the lane pool has swimmers increasing their strength and adding more laps each week. It is great to see all of these adults using the pool.

As I have said before, it is one of the greatest assets in our community. The staff is so accommodating.

The center costs around $3.58 (an average) per visit. Where can you get that kind of physical relaxation in warm 91-degree water and look out at the green leaves while you are up your chin in warm water?

Come down and enjoy yourself in your pool.


Next to the aquatic center, the East Park baseball field has its dugouts completed and fencing up.

I understand several games have been played there. It is looking mighty good. Spectators will have bleacher or can bring their own chairs. There is plenty of room for all.


The LaCreole fields have been busy on the weekends with tournaments on Saturdays and Sundays. It makes LaCreole Drive very busy.

Once, that was the end of the road. Pope's Dairy and Guy's Orchard were at the end of the road before you reached the Rickreall Creek.

It was a prune and apple orchard in its last days. All you could do was turn around and come back out Walnut Street up to Main Street.


The March report for building permits came to 41 permits with a value of $7 million.

Dallas is going to have some very fine homes built.


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