Funny, Funny Stories From my days at Eden, P.D.

By Michael D. Martin, E.C.P.D. Retired

About the author...Michael Martin (pictured front row, far right in the 1981 photo) is a retired veteran of 25 years on the Eden City Police Department, and has penned a number of anecdotal writings recalling his experiences.

LXII. Old man Danny Tate

     When I grew was accepted fact that there were three men you did not cross. one was Harvey Burchell, The other was Pete Mabes and the last was old man Danny Tate...if you crossed or cheated either one of these men,   they would kill you.....there was never a question......

     I grew up with Jerry Tate...Me, Buddy Meadows and Jerry Tate were buddies...we were thick as fleas, and about as clean....we three were into everything;.....meaner than little snakes....we had fun, but we did not hurt nobody.....One day Jerry said his dad had built a swimming pool.....and said we could all come and jump and Bud Meadows walked up to Danny Tate's place and met Jerry and we pulled off all our clothes and our naked little butts sailed into the muddy water, we splashed, we played, we dove and swam...all three of us were having a grand old time until we saw Norma, Jerry's older sister, and she was laughing........she three idiots....this is the settling pond for the hog pens.....this ain't no swimming pool !!!!..........for the first time, we looked where the water was coming from...we covered our privates and came out of our pool......Norma was laughing like crazy at out little scrawny naked butts....I do not know about Jerry or Buddy....but I smelled pigs for about two weeks..

Michael D. Martin

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