Tuesday, July 12, 2005

A Fountain of Youth in the Tall City? ...

The subjects for the last couple of posts on this blog - initial coverage of the terrorist attacks in London, and a particularly macabre resident of the blogosphere - have, admittedly, been grim ... it really wouldn't hurt to reverse course.

The last month or two, I've been wondering about Wallace, the proprietor of
Streams, one of our West Texas-based weblogs. As you probably know, Wallace is an oil man, drilling for black gold in the Permian Basin. But, I'm wondering if ... maybe, just maybe ... he struck something else ... something more valuable than oil ... even with oil at $60/barrel!

I started wondering this during the months of May and June of this year, as we were marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, the final end of the Viet Nam War. Wallace is a veteran of that war, and more than one of his posts were about meetings with fellow vets, old comrades and new friends ... and some of those were accompanied by photos ... have you looked at them? Good old boys, one and all, gray-haired or no-haired ... except for Wallace, who still sports a full head of beautiful brown hair!

How does he do it? Even I, the son of a man who served two tours in Viet Nam, have more gray hair than Wallace does!

What is Big Gold Dog really drilling for? ... oil? ... natural gas? ... or have they tapped into the legendary Fountain of Youth, just a little bit to the west of where Ponce de Leon first sought it?

5 comments:

Eric said...

Of course, now that I think about it, I don't believe I've ever seen Wallace out in a heavy wind.

Hmmm.

;-)

Pancho said...

Aw shucks, what can I say. Good clean living all my life! Well, don't ask too many of my friends in AA about the veracity of that!

And wanting to be above board with truth in the media, I haven't posted any pictures of me taken from a more posterior view vis-a-vis the "full head of hair". Ask Eric, who by the way, is another guy who doesn't let gray hair give away his age.

Anonymous said...

I think you have Wallace confused with Earle Craig, an oilman with a full head of hair.

Pancho said...
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Pancho said...

get confused with Earle all the time...and in a strange coincidence Earle Craig lives across my folks, the other Craigs.