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July 27, 2020


I was going through my mail backlog, which dates back to roughly the dawn of time, and I came across a photo from a person named Scott Estes. The photo is of him and me at a booksigning; he asked me to sign it and send it back in a postage-paid envelope. Problem is, the postage-paid envelope has no address on it, and the original envelope from him is long gone. So I don't know where to send this photo. So Scott, if you're out there, please email me your postal address or put it in the comments. Thanks.

Now I need to get started on my 1973 tax return.

Update: It turns out that Judi had Scott's address. So she will not be fired today.


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Don't forget the oil-depletion allowance.


This free site https://www.fastpeoplesearch.com/ has been helpful for me to track down long-lost friends. If you remember the city of the book signing, you might be able to track him down.


What if several people show up claiming to be S.E.? "Well, he's got a picture", you say, but people change and if there are resemblances it might be tough. Remember, "To tell the truth"?

If possible take the envelope to your local CSI unit and see if they can pull any usable DNA for Scott Estes. Also, pull any video security tapes that might have been operating at the time of the book purchase.

If none pf the above work, just grab another beer from the fridge and forget about it. Estes has probably bought another copy of the book anyway...two copies sold so no problem.

@LePet - don’t forget: when sending the book, Dave could include a flier and get another vote.

Are you sure it isn't Billie Sol?

Steverino, I never believed it when they said he died in Granbury. I figure he's plying his trade in someplace like Costa Rica.

Steverino, If Billie Sol Estes is related to Steve Estes, he could possibly be in Granbury, Texas. It is known as the 'Outlaw Relocation Center'. Billy The Kid was a friend of Pat Garret and they staged his death in NM. Billy actually died in Granbury in 1950 from a heart attack. Jesse James celebrated his 102nd. birthday in Granbury.
John Wilkes Booth was a bartender there using the name St.Helens. When he passed the locals knew who he was botched mummifying his body. When they tried touring with it, the venture flopped.
It is very possible Estes went to Granbury along with Jerry Epstein. All history is written by people who weren't there.
Quein sabe?


Last night, I had a dream where I told people "My name is Scott Estes. You signed my book...prepare to ship!"

@PirateBoy and Buttercup

Your Technicolor Dreamcoat is on backorder.

...just to recap: [Oil depletion allowance: defn; an allowance given to a teen who uses the money to buy gas & cruise the drive-ins while buying french fries] So, pretty sure that's got to be deductible, (and don't forget the mileage deduction).

I can't help you on that, but I have a postcard (ask your grandparents what they are, kids) from Dave from September 25, 1997 discussing which came first - "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" by the Rivingtons or "Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen.

Dave correctly said that the Rivingtons song came first. It was only #48 in 1962. "Surfin' Bird" - a combination of "Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow" and another Rivingtons song, "Bird is the Word," reached #4 in 1963.

/end your real rock & roll lesson of the day

Bueller? Bueller?

Mueller? Mueller ...Mueller?

Dave, Sincerely. Thanks for posting this. You reminded me that I need to get started on my 1973 taxes, too.

Sounds like Judi was getting a little testy about the whole issue.

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