Note from Dan: The following is from the Texas Tavern’s former owner, Jim Bullington, and one of the main characters in Sunday’s column. It’s followed by a few of the many congratulatory emails he’s received from friends and relatives around the country. Some of the names have been changed to protect the innocent.
I died laughing at today’s column. It is Pulitzer material. How does one go about recommending a Pulitzer?
Also, on Facebook, TT has a page and I wrote this on it in reference to today’ss column:
“Dan Casey is one of the best kept secrets of the newspaper world. His first column some years ago about the Texas Tavern was a bomb as he trashed the placed needlessly.
(I owned and operated the Texas Tavern for 38 years before my son, Matt, took it over).
After many death threats and finally eating a bowl of our world-famous chile, he joined the human race and became a good friend of the Texas Tavern. Dan is a very talented writer who someday will win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism.
Saw it first thing this morning and couldn’t stop laughing. I remember the last article as well.
Glad to hear he’s wised up after you gave him ‘a little talking to.
Too bad you can’t have a similar talk with the libs that run the rag.
Happy 83rd !!
Laughing my head off…. I fell for it. That was so funny.
How have you been? Hope it’s not to cold up your way. Here goes down to 40 at night then 70+ during the day. But NO SNOW, Smile.
Love and big HUG,
A FRIEND IN FLORIDA
That was a funny article, I wondered what was up with that after the article a couple of years ago.
FROM BULLINGTON’S BELOVED NEPHEW (and “the only one in the family that did not go straight.”)
All I can say is Brilliant!
Woke up this morning and read it and baby it is you through and through.
With kindest regards,
CYNTHIA (a good friend)
Thanks for sharing this. I don’t get the paper, so would have missed it.
Shared it with David, Kenneth, and Cindy. Thought it would make them smile.
Hang in there, dear friend. Let me know if I can do anything for you.
I LOVED it! It got me right up until the end as knowing you, I was thinking “only JB could get by with this and know all these people!” Reminded me of the April Fool’s article a few years ago about “the renaming of Victory Stadium” – call me gullible but I was so excited and believed it was saving the stadium up until the last line. Never dawned on me it was April Fool’s. They should have saved this one for 4-1.
I am sending to all my nieces and nephew in TX and OK who always heard growing up how the TT & Roanoke Wiener Stand were their Dad’s favorite places in Roanoke and they had to go when they visit here.
My brother is deceased and while all of them have been here when very young I don’t think they would remember it – but their mothers do and they tell them the same thing — so they will enjoy and maybe encourage them to visit me — you never know!
Dan must be a really cool guy!
A WOMAN WITH GREAT TASTE