letter from Sam
This dog makes :• I real news hound The oilier day I mentioned the small armyji of dogs which holds conventions hi our backyard, hangs around the .'door for handouts and accompanies 'us on walks. One of them has written me a letter. In case you've never received a letter from a card-carrying dog, this is what one looks likci. The writer is Sam (Jay) Holmes:, .- .• •II 'ill R;/3 Emerald lans Gastonia., If.C. Mn.|'D. K. Segal, Sditoe Ti»9;..Gastbnis Gazette .CaisjfcbniB,. H.C. Kr. Segal: - z 1 * : ?5ji-t3t or all, let MS tell you how dog-gona n'sosad I vas to .saa ray nane in.print in ?ne Gastonia C-azetta this evening. •Ib.ns-vas a "first" for ne - ay Master has even out out the I ai.'tacls for his sorapbookl like to toll-yon why all ny friends and -I lifts it at Moiir house. Next to the tiaok door of the Country Club lichen, your place is the best! Yep, you. C uas 3 aa it - your .inbnrMto nude the nistaks of. feeding na sona,delicious •lettt-over chicken breasts - oh, that was'a .year'or-36 ago - •luitc-I still remember enS Jcees coming bao-c for nore.- IV .'-naJEter keeps telling ir.e that I will wear out-ny vreloo-e, .«B|3 perhaps I have, but j. just can'f.help ny canine instinct <?I returning to a'free hand out. ; ?t ve notioed :tnat 30aB of those Country Club Estate' hounds •^in't-have very pod manners.' They steal shoes* pants, towels, a : to .even golf balls - dig holes in flower -beds'- piddle on x^e "boxv/oods, etc. etc. I've been vrarned about''keeping •toompany with that crovftt, "out .gee'whiz, I c&n small that left'-- • over pot roast way. over here- in Fairways s so see. 'ya tomorrow! M i'i Sincerely,. , _ u have one more communication in r.e:: dogs. This is from Hiss Elizabeth Smith who says their dog is not nainjcd, as 1 wrote it, Billy Joe (Dave) Smith, but Billy Joe Palton. I assume Pallon is some soil of local cclejjrity. I ?sked Jim Belton who Billy Joe Pallon is inid he said the reason Dave Smith named Ihe dog B.J.P. is so that he can can lake a stick lo the dog and Ihen tell everyone he's beaten Billy Joe Patlou.