Posted: Apr 6, 2006 10:23 am
I only remember "Possom" who was from Paris, Tennessee, who lived in the bowels of Binghampton somewhere. She knew Marty who used to be the cook at P and H back in the 90s. Possom was cockeyed, perhaps they were the same person. She was a nice woman, but ugly as all hell. Once, when she was drunk, she tried to kiss me. Trust me, I'm not picky, and I like big girls, but no, no, no.............................
There was a truck driver who used to drink until he passed out, and Possom had to keep him awake for legal reasons. There was another old guy with a long white beard who was 86d from the P and H for whatever reason, we used to play skeeball there sometimes. I used to drink in there because I had a delivery job working overnights and that was the only place open at 4 AM. They use those big red plastic cups, the kinds only seen in pizza joints like Shakeys and the like.
That neighborhood is crack central, this is where I bought my dope from, and I bought it there often. I'm a little surprised that the owner (Don?) got a crack habit now, he did not like blacks in his place, especially those he did not know. I remember him scolding me once about cursing in his bar, like a preacher in a church. he had a little TV on top of his beer cooler, but he would not allow anyone to watch it because he wanted money from the jukebox. Don seemed to be someone who was old, ugly, mean, and brutal, like his neighborhood and people. I hated that man, but I hope he escapes his addiction before he dies or gets killed.