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Joe Blankenship

Joe Blankenship is acting in Texas.

— From August 1978
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

First Night

A country grocery with self-service gas pumps. Fresh milk at low prices. Coldest beer on a twenty-mile stretch. The owner runs an ad in the paper wanting “sharp person to run my store on evenings.” I answer the ad, and strangely enough, I’m hired.

April 1975
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