My friend, Patsy Kirkland, had a funny bone

My friend Pasty Fore Kirkland was the most fun person I ever knew. Don't get me wrong here, I have had many fun friends in my lifetime, but Patsy came with a twist.

A twist that caught my attention immediately when I as a "newby" at W. S. Neal School as my Wallace class was known. I used the title "newby" instead of the well known title of a "feeder school" as the incoming/transfered students from out in the country schools were called. Wallace, Damascus, Henley Roberts and North Brewton schools were "Feeder" schools.

All us tenth graders from out in the country schools were transferred into E...