When my brother and I were still living at home in Soulard the drinking age in
Right across the bridge was a place called
The bridge was built pre WWII. They were supposed to charge a toll until it was paid off. Just as it was becoming solvent the war happened and they decided they still needed the revenue. Needless to say the war ended but the toll didn’t.
My brother always made going to the
On another occasion he and Danny were coming back when they got the bright idea Danny should surf the roof of the car. They had both of my brother’s dogs in the car too.
I guess they were already drunk because my brother lost control of the car. It flipped and came to rest sticking out over the
The dogs were Cello and Topaz. Topaz was never found. We spent the next few days canvassing
Tony and I used to say Topaz knew where all the money was hidden. We decided he was helping people less fortunate than us and finally abandoned the search.
Besides the Macarthur the other photo is Mark and Ali with the dogs in front of our Soulard apartment. Topaz is the yellow one. Ali is the older sister of the twins I wrote about earlier. She was a very close friend I miss a lot. I’ll be writing about her soon.