Reminiscing about driving Mrs. Ruby Pearson

Back in the mid to late 1980s, I worked for Lucian Gassaway at Country Boy Furniture. I had many jobs because ol' Lucian owned a farm in Monroe, and I worked out there, too.However, one of my favorite jobs was driving his mother-in-law, Mrs. Ruby Pearson, to the doctor, who was in Fort Smith, Ark., once a month. Now, she would schedule her doctor's appointment early in the morning so we could go eat lunch at Ming Gardens Chinese restaurant — by the way, I'm a Chinese and Vietnamese food junky! I just love it, and she and I would just have the greatest times in the little Chinese restaurant once a month, and I always looked forward to lunch together.An Outing on Lake TenkillerOne week ago, I went fishing with Stan Stone and Mark Burnett at Lake Tenkiller.We only caught 10 fish because the wind was blowing so hard, but we had a wonderful time.Mark won our little tournament with six of the 10 fish caught. Stan caught three of the other four, so you now know how many I caught — one — but it was the big bass winner.We'll have to go back because I can't believe Mark beat me, and I have to defend my bass-fishing reputation.Happy Thanksgiving.Go Pokes, beat Texas Tech.Save the world — recycle.God bless our troops and veterans.Have a great weekend.• • •Any questions or pictures, make contact with Jody Ray Adams on Facebook, on the “Jody Ray Fishing Hotline” at (918) 649-7387 or email to