Posts Tagged El Paso Natural Gas Company

The Car Had A Rattle

In my story, Scorpion Hunting, I told you I had another Bill Carney story; this one is about his brand new car. It was a 1970 Dodge of some sort—kind of sporty—because I remember thinking it was a pretty racy car for an “old” guy. I think he was in his late forties or early fifties, but to a twenty-year-old, that was ancient. Read the rest of this entry »

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Scorpion Hunting

Scorpion hunting was without a doubt one of the most interesting things I’ve ever done. While living and working at the El Paso Natural Gas pumping station near Arlington, Arizona, I lived across the street from a man who’d been with EPNG for many years. He was in his late forties or early fifties—I think; I’m guessing—and one of the nicest guys I’ve ever known. His name was Bill Carney. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hot-Diggity Hot Rods

I graduated from high school at seventeen, ran off with my pregnant girlfriend, and became a father that summer; fifteen days after my eighteenth birthday. My first job was working on the hayfield I refer to in my stories, Kidnapped and Kidnapped (part 2). Not the best start a young man can get in life, but, I made it, I reckon. Read the rest of this entry »

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