Another old friend gone

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Gabob, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Gabob

    Gabob Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    In Jan 2006 I posted a story on another forum about "Neutralizing Crawford" . Crawford passed away yesterday. He had heart surgery about a year ago. I have not seen Crawford in 30 years but we used to have some good times.

    " True story
    Neutralizing Crawford

    This happened in the 60's when I was working at Howell's Pharmacy in Macon Ga. All the names are changed to protect the guilty parties. There was a barber shop across the street next to an elementary school. One of the barbers was Crawford Hixon, Crawford was a pudgy little rosy cheeked fellow that we all picked on(he enjoyed it usually).
    We had a patient with terminal cancer that had been put on medication at the hospital before coming home to die. The medication was a very ugly purple pill with red polka dots. Ingredient was aspirin. Worked better than morphine. When he died we had a large quantity of the ugly things left.
    I called Crawford back to prescription counter one day and told him that I had some pills that would help his sex life but wasn't going to give him any of them, Showed him the pills. He left in a huff.
    I had a fellow take THREE pills to the barber shop and hide them with Crawford's clippers etc. Called barber shop and told owner that I was missing SIX pills and please search Crawford. They called and said only found three pills. I told them that if Crawford took three he might turn into a sex maniac and we needed to get Dr Evergood next door to come neutralize Crawford. Doc liked to torment Crawford as much as I did. I called Dr Evergood and he said wait until lunch and he would take care of it. At lunchtime the school was letting out the first graders and crossing guard was on duty. Dr Evergood , the local preacher,my boss Hilton Howell and Doc's nurse charged out of the Dr office. Guard stopped traffic and they charged into barber shop. Nurse had a huge syringe
    filled with red liquid. Crawford was asleep in barber chair. He woke up, saw syringe and bent a metal door going out the back. Dr Evergood and crew chased him around parking lot with cars pulling over on the street to watch. Crawford locked himself in the other barber's car. Barber unlocked car and Crawford shot between Dr Evergood's legs like a greased pig and was GONE!. Meanwhile crossing guard was stopping cars on the busy street and everyone was watching.
    Next day Crawford came in drugstore cussing me and said "Wouldn't have been so bad if that damned Doc hadn't been hollering to watch out that I was having a fit"

    Hope Doc Evergood is not guarding the Pearly Gates when Crawford gets there or there might be a ruckus
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    Gabob, sorry for the loss of your friend but thanks for a great story.

  3. rosierita

    rosierita Active Member

    Mar 13, 2004
    South Carolina
    :D loved the story!

    i'm sorry for the loss of your friend!:(
  4. Bruce FLinch

    Bruce FLinch New Member

    Aug 27, 2005
    Bay Point, Kali..aka Gun Point
  5. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
    As long as we keep the memories of our friends in our hearts, they are never truly gone.
  6. noslolo

    noslolo New Member

    Oct 15, 2004
    Johnstown PA
    RIP, My prayers go to him and his family
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