Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pool Hall



Today's picture shows a Pool Hall in California. The picture was taken in 1940 near the Shasta Dam project. When I was growing up, pool was definitely considered a very bad thing, and I would have been in a lot of trouble if my parents ever heard I was playing pool. Pool was associated with betting, fighting, drinking and smoking.

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  1. And people that don't wash their cars.

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  2. The window advertises Tobacco Candy. Do you think they had Tobacco AND Candy?

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  3. Somebody once said "There is nothing as useless as a really good pool player".

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  4. I was raised in Iowa, and of course the Music Man was a delight for us all, including the song about trouble in River City: that begins with a T and that rhymes with P and that stands for POOL!

    When I was a kid, Grandma used to send me down to the pool hall to claim my dad and grandpa from time to time. But I wasn't to go in.

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