I stuff the ten dollar bills into
his jacket pocket.
As I drive, he protests.
"I don't get it. You want me,
I want you, but you kick me out."
"A very wise man dais:
'Man does not live by bread alone."
"Unless there is pleasureable
of mind and spirit
physical sensations aren't worth
Two and one half days pass; the
"I've got to find out about this
Confucius says 'Chow Mein becomes great feast
for a hungry man'."
"So, you think chow mein and love
"Must be . . . what else? . . .
some of the best of everything
mixed together intoagreatfeast?"
What's to say?
"So, come pick me up after work
I'll skip school tomorrow . . . and,
we'll try out the love bit."
"I'm not available until Tuesday
. . . and,
skipping school might cost you too
(These youngsters know everything
and if I weren't so damned bull-
headed I'd learn how Chow Mein
Mad Capping and Night Capping
June in Big D has been a month
of celebrations -- birthdays etc.
Sabra Garth of Ronsue's is one
year older along with Sal Al Marie
-- Carla you's never know it the
way those girls carry on and keep
their legs in the air!! Miss Chelsey
also had one (birthday that is)
and Big Mable -- and that ain't
all Big Mable had!! Girl -- what
did you try to get that extra large
hooter from Louisiana to do to your
body? I'm a dummy, but I heard
your legs almost never touched
down on terra firma. Is that how
you got rid of all your fleas???
Still with Big Mable -- she did
a dress up bit at Ronsue's on a
recent Sunday night show -- and
that was a hoot! It's hard to fit a
big woman like Mable, but her
dressmaker shopped for days at
Dallas Tent and Awning and finally found enough material -- she
was georgeous! That was one of the
best shows I've seen for .some
long time, but what else can be
expected from Ronsue's.
It's time again for Ronsue's
annual benefit for underprivileged
children and that should bring
a large tournout. Last year they
sent 125 children to camp -- this
year they will be working with
crippled children. It makes me
very proud to be a part of a community that can care about their
Mother has visited most of the
Gay Bar scene this month -- except
for the few places that practice
public exhibitions -- on pool tables
and in T-rooms etc. If mother
ever gets another husband, she'll
find a more comfortable place than
a pool table to do her number!!!
The Speakeasy --at new location
5462 Denton Drive cutoff is a
beautiful bar, and I understand
they're getting tremendous
crowds. Go by and say Hi to Buddy
and see how you like the place.
The Glory Hole is the competition
a couple of doors away -- good
luck to both clubs.
The Sundance Kid -- a very
nice pleasant little Bar -- near
the Ranch at 4117 Maple. Since I'm
not a beer drinking woman, I'll
have to take a little bottle of Old
Charter out some night and have a
few! Mother never has a couple--
The Big Mable Family Album
is coming up this Saturday at the
Villa Fontana -- all live, it should
bring about a fun filled evening - -
Madame Fertilizer will be making
a guest appearance -- she is also
MC for Ronsue's Benefit show.
You can't keep that girl out of a
To Miss Palmer, the Fina ph-
last -- I know you've got a new
car, a new pinky ring etc., but
you know Mother and Miss Exxon
are not married girls, and honey,
when they're on Old Charter --
they're a real live hazzard, especially for a married lady!
The Entree Nuit sponsored a
hot pants contest over the 4th
and again Miss Gerry of the Villa
was in the running. Honey, it must
be embarrassing to lose out to a
puss, and they weren't even
showing a box! Heard it was a hoot!
Well don't feel too bad dear --
Mother lost out at Ronsue's pool
tournament to Good ole Carol --
and that was for the consolation
prize. It wasn't too surprising
since Mother only plays pool about
twice a year and that is at Ronsue's pool tournaments.
The Bayou Landing had their
outing with fried chicken and there
was a lot of burned bodies -- from
the heat that is -- Heard J. Carroll and Miss Kaufman made the
scene, but Miss Kended up almost
drauerless and moneyless at the
gay Ramrod -- just tell Mother
how you got home honey. I already
know your condition.
The Lady of the Lake made a
flying trip to LA over the holiday,
but has returned -- guess we'll
have to get together for a few
sips, and you can tell all. I want
my Care Package from Good Ole
George (the bartender at the David
in LA) My God, they say, who
could forget her!
Bertina, I know you have a
weight problem, but it ain't where
you told me it was. I have a diet
plan, but it doesn't have triple
servings of veg soup and corn-
In closing I would like to voice
all our concern over the fire in
New Orleans. Our hearts went out
to the kids who lost their lives
and those who had to witness such
A Homosexual's Suicide
(C, 1973, Field Enterprises Inc.)
Dear Ann Landers: I've got to tell someone before ^explode.
Three weeks ago my brother killed himself. He was^/h$n|i-
some, intelligent, considerate and a success at whatever»flh&.
attempted. Jim was two years older than me and I enjoysiJ^fi.
status of -having the most popular and most attractive bntther-iir
town. In spite of the attention he received he didn't 4ate."nwch
and did not marry. «■■>■"«"
Jim put himself through college and spent nearly four-year*
in the Air Force. He did a tour of duty in Vietnam and ThaHatffl.'
When he separated from the Service six months ago he seemed-
moody and preoccupied. I couldn't reach him, although I tried-oft
The day he took his life he mailed a letter to our parents—a
very long letter, in which he revealed that he was a homosexual,
depressed, unhappy and saw no reason to go on living. He said
he had read dozens of books on the subject, seen a psychiatrist
for an explanation of his homosexuality, and ended up blaming
the stormy marriage of my parents.
After 30 years Mom and Dad are still battling. I can rtirwjn-
ber the black eyes and the beatings my mother took when we
were children. I recall vividly hiding with Jim, under the bed,
and how once, when Jim tried to protect Mom, he got a beating,
Now with Jim's suicide and this letter, Mon? is on the verg«
of a nervous breakdown and Dad is just numl>, I don't understand any of this. I was very close to my brofher, yet I never
had the faintest notion that he was fighting .this battle. What
causes homosexuality? Help me, please. I, like Mom, am at the
Dear B.P.: The next letter contains as good an explanation
as any I have ever seen.
Med Teams Race Time
a horror. I know that many prayers
were said and that all the gay
churches have tried to do something to help these people through
There it is. Tonight I start on a
new project - - Mother is going to
open a boarding house! (Mother -
"Is this commercial paid for?)
Won't that be a hoot -- of course
they've come up with a few names
to put up in RED neon lights --
like Mother's Whore House etc.,
well, we'll talk to you next month.
Mother of Dallas
P.S. Ronsue's benefit ran $500 --
ain't that just great?
By CLANCY DUBOS
A nurse's aide mopped
blood off the floor while
an intern drew more from
the arm of a scorched
Doctors in tennis shoes
cut dead skin off the
chest of a middle-aged
man who moaned steadily
while he was rocking on
his side. ./
More ambulances -arriving with n_i o r e stretchers
bearing more cut and
burned victims—that was
the scene at the Accident
Emergen£y"room of Charity
Hospital Veil into Sunday
night. A fire flashed
through a building housing
three French Quarter bars
several hours earlier on the
corner of Iberville and
Outside in the visiting
area friends and families
waited, with questions,
prayers and scattered bits