Tanko
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July 29th, 2013 at 12:53:00 PM permalink
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Ibeatyouraces
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July 29th, 2013 at 12:54:34 PM permalink
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DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
djatc
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July 29th, 2013 at 12:59:58 PM permalink
mickey welcome to WOV. Loved your posts on VPfree2
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mickeycrimm
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July 29th, 2013 at 1:46:27 PM permalink
Quote: Tanko

Reminded me of this story:


http://warstory.co/how-fred-smith-saved-fedex-at-the-blackjack-table/



Tanko, what a coincidence that you would come up with this story. My 1st cousin, Billy Ray Lang, from Tupelo, Mississippi, went to work for
FedEx when the company first started. He was in the first 500 employee's. It must have been 25 years ago that Billy told me the story of Fred Smith and blackjack. He also told me that Fred Smith told him that if he stuck it out with him he would take care of him in the end. Billy opened up a lot of FedEx offices. About 20 years ago he was given the cush job that he wanted, running the FedEx office in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where his wife was from. About five years ago Billy became the longest running employee of FedEx. He just retired a couple of months ago after 40 years.
"Quit trying your luck and start trying your skill." Mickey Crimm
coilman
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July 30th, 2013 at 2:55:02 AM permalink
Quote: mickeycrimm

Tanko, what a coincidence that you would come up with this story. My 1st cousin, Billy Ray Lang, from Tupelo, Mississippi, went to work for
FedEx when the company first started. He was in the first 500 employee's. It must have been 25 years ago that Billy told me the story of Fred Smith and blackjack. He also told me that Fred Smith told him that if he stuck it out with him he would take care of him in the end. Billy opened up a lot of FedEx offices. About 20 years ago he was given the cush job that he wanted, running the FedEx office in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where his wife was from. About five years ago Billy became the longest running employee of FedEx. He just retired a couple of months ago after 40 years.



Welcome to the board... very interesting stories for sure

speaking of FED EX.... how did your package arrive?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCJWaNbpugs
mickeycrimm
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July 30th, 2013 at 12:04:37 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

mickey welcome to WOV. Loved your posts on VPfree2



Thank you. I thumbed north out of Vegas in late May of 1992. I had been working day labor for a lot of years. I knew where all the good day labor towns were in the northwest. I spent part of the summer in Everett, Washington and then Jackson, Wyoming....working day labor. Then I thumbed over to Rapid City, South Dakota where a guy could get work everyday. Deadwood was just up the road about 30 miles. I thumbed up there one weekend with some money in my pocket. I walked into a place called Big Jake's. There was a poker game going on. I had gotten the poker bug watching the big timers at Binion's during the WSOP. This was the first time I could afford to play the game. "Seat open" the house man said.

I grabbed a seat. They were playing a game called Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split (8 or Better). It was a $1 to $5 no ante game with a forced opener of $1. They fleeced me pretty quick. I had absolutely no clue how to play. So I had to thumb back down the hill. That next week, after washing cars or stacking boxes or whatever, I stopped into the Library to see if they had any poker books. This is where my study of gambling first started, in the libraries. I found a book by Oswald Jacoby with a chapter on Seven Stud Split but it was for the no qualifier game. The next weekend I was back up at Deadwood trying to beat the game in Big Jake's. The tips I got from Jacoby helped a little. My money lasted longer but I still got beat in the end. I just couldn't figure it out.

I eventually left Rapid City and wound up in Fort Collins, Colorado. One day after work I hit the library. There on the shelf was a small book called Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split 8 or Better written by Andy Nelson. I grabbed the book and found a seat. Within a few minutes I was going "Wow! This book is the nuts!" I ran it over to the copying machine and copied the whole thing. I would be prepared the next time I hit Deadwood. I drifted on into Frisco, Colorado, a high mountain town west of Denver. They had a great day labor office there. And I hit the library there too. I had figured out that under the Dewey Decimal System 795.4 was where the gambling books were. So whatever town I was in I would hit the library, go straight to the gambling books, pull them off the shelf and start reading. Not just poker books but everything, craps, roulette, blackjack, everything.

It was getting late in the summer so I thumbed I-70 to Minturn and jumped on a Southern Pacific grainer for the ride to Helper, Utah. All tramps know about Helper, Utah. They had a mission there that treated you like a king for 3 days. Shower, shave, wash your clothes, three big squares a day. But you get the boot after 3 days. It's the R & R stop on the tramp trail. Three days in Helper then I holed up in Salt Lake City waiting for the weather to break in Las Vegas.
"Quit trying your luck and start trying your skill." Mickey Crimm
Wizard
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July 30th, 2013 at 12:15:19 PM permalink
Quote: JimRockford

Mickey, you have made only 4 posts to this forum and you are our most interesting contributor.



Amen to that! Welcome to the forum Mickey. I hope you'll stick around a while. You should write a book about your stories.
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jon
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July 30th, 2013 at 1:04:17 PM permalink
Quote: mickeycrimm

If you are out of food stamps then head on up to the Fremont Street casinos and do some credit hustling.


Forgive my ignorance, but I've lived a sheltered life. What is credit hustling?

You sure write well for a dropout/former homeless!
Mission146
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July 30th, 2013 at 3:54:56 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Amen to that! Welcome to the forum Mickey. I hope you'll stick around a while. You should write a book about your stories.



I concur, I can't believe I'm getting this kind of reading material for free! I wouldn't specifically say, "Most interesting," though. I wouldn't publicly say that about any individual, (and I'm sure you didn't strictly mean that, though I'd hate to put words into your mouth) despite the fact that there is one poster here I enjoy reading more than any other. Nobody will ever get the handle out of me, though!
Vultures can't be choosers.
tupp
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July 30th, 2013 at 4:16:33 PM permalink
Quote: jon

You sure write well for a dropout/former homeless!


I noticed that, too. He certainly has a remarkable knack for writing and telling stories.

His stories sort of remind me of this.

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