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Thursday May 21, 2009

...and so It begins...

...I suggest we stop by barber shop and hat store..

...metal detectors, dobbs hat, coffee pot...

...ohoh, people in hats, with cameras!...

...y'all are not from a round hereh, are ye?...

...Winston, go in and ask if Bonnie & Clyde ever bought sneakers here...

...note: this place had orange and grape drinks in glass bottles...

...this used to a bank...

...now it's a library liberry...

...friendship that a way; chestnut this a way...

...old signs old truck...

...closed, glass bricks...

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...this house has not been painted since 1934...

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...trains used to go through here, I deduced...

...trains used to go through here, part 2...

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...Arcadia!...

...Prentiss Morel Oakley...

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...Henderson Jordan...

...Arcadia, Louisiana...

...Ma Canfield...

...Rosa Lee Canfield...

...end of a long day...

Friday May 22, 2009

...next day...

...early stop at the graveyard...

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...bonnie and clyde road...

...bonnie and clyde road...

...bonnie and clyde road...

...bonnie and clyde road...

...bonnie and clyde road, and bonus old house...

...old house...

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...the swamp wants even the telephone pole back...

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...dead end? let's go see what is at the end...

...dead end bonnie and clyde road...

...what's at the end? a nother olde house!.....

...indians lived here; not in that little shed, but on this high ground..

...cool old stuff everywhere..

...cool indian rocks!..

...black lake bayou edge..

...picturesque..

...this place was old in 1934..

...not an actual outhouse: a prop for times when goofys come by ..

...sweet home sweet home.....

...well, this is great and I'd love to stay longer but we better make tracks and go we have a lot to see and little time...

...old photographs...

...old photographs...

...inside old cabin...

...back to olde roads...

...hey! another old house...

...an old house used to be here...

...an old house used to be here...

...bonnie and clyde road...

...bonnie and clyde road!...

...bonnie and clyde road...

...bonnie and clyde tree...

...bonnie and henry watch...

...bonnie and henry and tommy watch...

...bonnie and watch...

...sue and watch...

...raw wiennies and pepsi = the breakfast of champions! I knew I was on my own food wise for lunch. Jimbee offered a raw hotdog to me. I declined. - raw dogs, warm pepsi, cigarettes, and gas pumps seems like an explosive recipe for certain disaster...

...Sue declined the raw dogs too...

...next stop hysterian's meeting...

...John Neal Phillips and A. Winston Woodward discuss depression era hoodlums...

...line building for Historian's Meeting..I heard rumors Sandra Bullock and Burt Reynolds might show up...

...if you have a bonnie and clyde story, this is the place for you...

...old store disappearing a little more each visit...

...inside old store...

...Gib's Land...

...you can tell how late in the day it is getting by how low the stuff around jimbee's neck hangs...

...this guy claimed to be a Barrow cousin;; I think he said his name was 'Wheel' ...

...Boots, the bee, the bear...

...Mr. Gib, Mr. Gibs?

...Old Gibsland...

...Old Gibsland...

...Old Gibsland...

...Old Gibsland...

...hisorical historian's history meeting..

...J. N. Phillips..

...HARRISON HAMER!..

...winchester, why are you in my seat>?,,,..

...James Ray Gillman has the audience spellbound!..

...Sue Joyner said a few words..

...Dixie and Karron..

...A. Winston starts to speak, ... wait - hello!..

...Winston gave a great presentation regarding the FBI files..

...Winston gave a riviting presentation regarding the FBI files..

...Winston..

...thank you John N. Phillips for helping Winston with the laoptop..

...win on a roll..

...win resting..

Saturday May 23, 2009

...while my guitar gently weeps..

...Harrison and Travis Hamer..

...FESTive..

...Blanche Barrow's Cousin aka Debbie. We have been friends a long time. She will always stand up for you and do what's right.

...Gillmand and Hamers...

...a treat to meet the Hamers..

...both ted and this old ford have corvette engines..

...old ford has a corvette engine..

...corvette engine..

...sweet..

...Corvette engine, did I mention that....

...old fords; the best....

...Dear God, HaHa; very funny! thanks......

...dr peppers and old cars; a good day......

...this dog has seen many miles.....

...talking to the Hamers.....

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...the last ride of the tres' amigos. I do not think I will be at the festival next year. It was fun for a while. A chapter is closed for me

...I was glad to be at the 75th...

...distant memories now...

...B&C water....

...Famous Freda was Frantic busy the whole day....

...Many of these pics are somewhat sad to me. Now I feel a chapter is closed. I am sorry that I do not think of Bonnie and Clyde as romantic heroes. I like history, but I have different type of heroes...

...the hat says, 'Bonnie Parker never killed anyone...THAT'S A FACT' ; No, she just loaded the guns and sat there doing nothing to stop the murders. I asked how many of these hats were sold. Haha, funny...

...the car was perfect. Nice of Buddy Williams to go through the trouble to bring it to Gibsland. I am glad I got to see it...

...every detail perfect. Next to seeing Boots, the car was tops of the list...

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...odd to contemplate that 75 years ago to the day, there were stools and a cafe counter where sandwhiches were ordered; right where that car is in 2009. B&C would probably like the festival, I think. R.I.P.

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...the backseat. this is where the rats often ride eating week old cornbread and beans...

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...happy windy bear...

...happy...

...I never get tired of taking photographs of this car...

...I never get tired of taking photographs of cars and guns and girls...

...J.N. Philllips and J.R. Gilman discuss B&C...

...super nice guy...

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...Hamer, Moss, Kissing Bandit, Methvin and Palmer

...little sweet pea;; aww..

...attention: clear the street; photographs are beig taken..

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...what u grinnin about windy bear>? go gt a corndog. I am an arteest at work.

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...whew..

...Lily Holly, Dixie Sedgewick, Tonya Holly..

...sweet pea, part 2..

...God Bless Boots..

...Boots and Win look at press coverage..

...Boots and Winston; good real people..

...I know, I know; I can't help it - she is photogenic..

...car parade..

...car parade..

...crowdz..

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..girls, guns and cars...

..wtf I am doing in the crazy firing squad line-up; I have no idea. ..

..I was honored, but not worthy. I am just a hillbilly halfwit attack pig..

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...some of the famous historians lined up too.

...Boots, Rhea Leen and some guy that I have to admit; I didn't know...

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...I signed various things, crime doesn't pay, we're all cousins, support your local police, bababooey...

...old car old town..

...bonnie and clyde bridge; seriously..

...old Gibsland house, by the tracks - depot somewhere in this area?..

...B&C alley..

...B&C alley..

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...it was hot and gun getting heavy...

...she was very cool to stand there and pose, ...

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..I knew I had maybe enough pictures of Modern Day Bonnie, but as long as she posed- I clicked. I have an 8 gig card and I am not afriad to use it!...

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..a highlight of the trip for sure: watching this old man trying to pick up modern day Bonnie and FAIL. To be fair, she must have weighed at least 90 pounds...

..giggle, yes I said giggle...

..hang your head in shame AND get laughed at by modern day Bonnie....

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...I felt old; a 20 year old trapped in a grey haired fat dude body...

...I guarantee that I could have lifted her up on my shoulder; The problem is that I wouldn;t have been willing to set her back down...

...wait, don't go..we need to take a few more photographs...

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..close, but no cigar...

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..darryl hannah came by too, she thought it was a renaisance festival, msybe...

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..bye modern day bonnie...

..north windy bear winchester win winston...

..Boots and Sister, not sure if 'Sister' is her name of what, but she is good Texas Lady. Any friend of Boots is a friend of mine...

..winnie bought one of those 2 foot long corndogs; yummy...

..back to important bonnie and clyde roads! whew...

..this bonnie and clyde roads had a gate, time to walk...

..lions, tigers and bees; oh my...

..bonnie and clyde road , for real...

..jimmybee pointing to a tree or a black bear...

..bambi and clyde tracks...

..this is one of my favorite photos; showing my favorite thing: my best friend Jimmy Gillman and I exploring a bonnie and clyde road. This is what it all about to me..

..jimbee filming footage for his upcoming documentary about pine trees..

..b&c mud puddles..

..jimbee getting ahead of me, I figured if a bear panther alligator was around - they'd go for him first..

..Ivy & Avie road..

..I got hungry and tried out some of the local mushrooms..

..whats at the end of the road? I was guessing : more trees..

..and up from the ground came a bubblin crude; oil that is, black gold, texas tea. I was missing Gibsland at around this point..

..the trees were getting bigger or jimmy was getting smaller..

..turkey tracks..

..the road getting less defined; mosquitos getting more defined..

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..bonnie and clyde car on a bonnie and clyde road..

..large cat tracks, I think..

..this is about the time I started to contemplate turning back; my foot got wet..

..hello rentacar! I am so happy to see you; really..

..guess what was next: another road! bonnie and clyde!..

..bye bye air conditioned rentacar; I miss you already..

..swampy..

..I wondered if B&C had a 4-wheeler..

..b&croad, really..

..end of the road: black lake bayou..

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..land of the lost..

..tree hugger..

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...alligator eggs. hatched. hope the momma is gone .

...I half wondered if Jimmy Ray was going to eat the egg shells..

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..gettin dark...

..jimbee pointing to important b&c spot...

..bonnie and clyde slept here; not in the tree, but in a house on the spot; really...

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...jimbee reached up and grabbd a dove right out of the air with his bare hands; and ate it.
Sunday May 24, 2009
..good morning sunshine; the world whisprs 'hello..

..Ted & Karron: they love Bonnie and Clyde! and we love Ted & Karon..

..Canfield's Cafe..

..Famous Freda, B.A.R. and the car..

..Famous Freda, B.A.R. and the car..

..Famous Freda, B.A.R. and the car..

..Famous Freda, B.A.R. and the car..

..infamous aggitator attack pig, armed and taking names..

..bar..

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..coke, the real thing..

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..saw pit store..

..old Gibsland store..

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..the famous curve..

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...considered to be armed and extremely dangerous,...

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..I should have had a cool suit on. It was too hot and I need a lot of pockets..

..I got caught smiling; I try to have that cool outlaw scowl going ..

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..the next hill is 'Mt. Driskill'; at 535 feet above sea level - it is not technically a 'mountain. It is the highest point in Louisiana. I think the hill the graveyard is on is second highest..

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...some birds made a nest in jimbee's hat...

...I can't remember, but I bet this conversation was about Bonnie & Clyde...

...Winston having the time of his life; or napping..

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...look, an old road..

...famously neglected area B..

...Winston finds some old wood at area B; it could be from the hideout, or Noah's Ark..

...some pine trees were found..

...things change a lot in 75 years; sheet, things change a lot in 1 year..

...yes, a bonnie and clyde road..

...not the hideout..

...not the hideout..

...not the hideout..

...more fun than a human being should be allowed to have..

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...caution: it is dangerous to go inside old abandoned houses...

...lookin out this window 75 years ago, you might have seen b&c ride by, or not...

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...taking photos of bats...

...these bats are direct decendants of bats that were alive 75 years ago; they didn't have any good stories though...

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...watch out for chubracabraes.

...watch out for jimmycabraes, too.

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...win pointing out important historical detail...

...win pointing out important historical detail...

...win and relics...

...Cypress Springs Baptist Church; Sailes, Louisiana established 1885...

...the song remains the same..

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..The End..

..jimmy's camera..

..jimmy's camera..

..jimmy's camera..

..jimmy's camera..

..jimmy's camera..

..jimmy's camera..

..jimcam..

..j-cam..

..j-cam..

..jimray and watch..

..behind Canfield's Cafe and Gibsland theatre..

..fest..

..epic fail..

..Famous FilmMaker Tonya Holly..

..Famous Jimmy and Bonnie..

..Famous Jimmy and Bonnie..

..Famous Jimmy and Bonnie..

..Famous Bricks..

..Indian Guide feather sign..

..bonnie and clyde junk..

..black lake bayou, part 2..

..Boots Hinton, and some old dude..

..Boots Hinton, and some old dude..

..Boots Hinton, and some old dude..

..Famous Freda, B.A.R. and car..

..Crazy Jimmy, B.A.R. and car..

..Crazy Jimmy, B.A.R. and car..

..Crazy Jimmy, B.A.R. and car..

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...so great to see Buddy and his car..

...ken and car: Gibsland 2009..

...Gibsland 2009..

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