letter from Sam
This dog makes :• I real news hound The oilier day I mentioned the small armyji of dogs which holds conventions conventions hi our backyard, hangs around the .'door for handouts and accompanies 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 Elizabeth Smith who says their dog is not nainjcd, as 1 wrote it, Billy Joe (Dave) Smith, but Billy Joe Palton. I assume 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.