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Good afternoon from THE COMANCHE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM!

Just as sure as I miss a day or two in coming to the Museum, I miss visiting with people who came especially to see me.

For instance: LAURA CONNER KESTNER, writer and a special friend. She came by to see me and brought along a copy of her latest novel REMEMBER TEXAS. Yes, and autographed for me special.

Yes, I am very interested in all things “TEXAS”. Yes, I traveled in a covered wagon from West Texas to Comanche County when I was three years old. Yes, I am an old Texan.

And Laura is such a good writer. I can’t wait to start on this novel. Thanks, Laura. And I’ll get back to you soon.

Also, I was delighted to get to meet other family members, GARY GREEN from Lipan, Texas. His first wife was a cousin to me; her name was Norma. When we were corresponding, she lived in MIDLAND, TEXAS. It doesn’t take much to start me off with family stories.

Today, a group of people are stopping just outside by the MASSINGILL BARBER SHOP. This display tells the story of THE MASSINGILL BARBER SHOP which was on the west side of the Comanche square. I remember one day, I was sweeping the walk just outside, and there were two young men there. I think they were in Comanche to attend a class reunion. Anyway, one told the other that his name was on the list of SHOE SHINE BOYS. He said one time that he was working at the picture show, running the popcorn machine. A good friend came by, said let’s go to the drug store and get a cherry coke. They did, and when they left the drug store, up by the picture show was the fire truck and it looked like everybody in town. He had left the popcorn machine running and it had got on fire. Who says nothing exciting ever happened on the square at Comanche?

By the way, our eternal thanks to the MASSINGILL FAMILY FOR THEIR COURTESY IN THIS SHOP DISPLAY.

Remember us, and come to visit with us. It is pretty cool inside and you will enjoy your visit so much.

Thanks,

Missy Cox Jones

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