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Bonnie was Jailed in Kemp, Texas

by on Jul.09, 2009, under Cedar Creek Lake Life, Photos

No Clyde yet

No Clyde yet

This little jail sits behind what is left of the downtown buildings in Kemp, TX. Bonnie was housed here not because of bank robberies. Visit the jail and read why she was lucky enough to stay here. The jail is almost on top of the current city hall and police department. According to old timers in the Cedar Creek Lake area, Bonnie met Clyde in this area and they started dating and hanging out.
Years ago I met a man in his mid 70’s who wrote a book while he was incarcerated in the state prison system. He asked me to proof his life story as he hoped to have it published. Most of the book was about how and why he was in prison most of his life and what put him in prison. The most interesting part of the book was the first chapter. There he talked about his father’s speakeasy that was at their home and bootlegging. He wrote and told me about Bonnie being best friends with one of his female relatives. That relative and Bonnie used to come to the speakeasy to drink and dance. He claims this is where Bonnie and Clyde met for the first time. He also told about being bounced on Bonnie’s knee when he was small. I suggested he tell this story and then I lost contact with him.
One of his specialties and the trade he learned in prison was leather tooling. This man was gifted when working with leather. Sadly, this was in the 80’s and I do not remember his name.
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Cedar Creek Lake Tea Party at Gun Barrel City Hall

by on Apr.20, 2009, under Cedar Creek Lake Life

Tent to sign letters, get a sign or whet your whistle with a glass of tea.

Tent to sign letters, get a sign or wet your whistle with a glass of tea.

Tea Party Participants

Tea Party Participants

Tea Party Participants

Tea Party Participants

Tea Party Participants

Tea Party Participants

Tea Party Participants

Tea Party Participants

The Tea Party at Cedar Creek Lake went off without a hitch. Except forthe male with the long brown hair plled back in a ponytail. He was taking pictures of everybody present like a few others. Then a senior citizen asked him if who he was and got no response. She was curious s she asked if he was with the paper. He stopped for a moment and then said he was with the paper. He disappeared soon after she asked him for more information. She would have bought the “paper” he was shooting for but was a little suspect. I talked to a few people that overheard the exchange and thought he was suspicious because of his actions. I don’t know of many photographers representing news media who would not want anyone to know the name of the outlet.
The City of Gun Barrel was kind enough to let the Tea Partiers use the parking lot at city hall for the event. Some of the local politicians made an appearance and spoke to individuals. Traffic came by at rush hour pace showing the support of the drivrs with a lot of horn honking.
Tea Party Participants

Tea Party Participants

Tea Party Participant

Tea Party Participant

Tea Party Participants

Tea Party Participants

Even the young showed an interest.

Even the young showed an interest.

Cedar Creek Lake was built some 30+ years ago and became populated by a lot of retired folks. Since then the population has been changing and many families with children have moved to the lake. The area has over 20,000 people within a 20 mile radius of the lake and many are active within their communities. They vote, run for office and attend everything from city council to water board meetings.
Who says you can't be dressed AND protest!

Who says you can't be dressed AND protest!

Local man, Gary Powell talks to Tea Party participant.

Local man, Gary Powell talks to Tea Party participant.

Tea Party Participants

Tea Party Participants

Tea Party Participants

Tea Party Participants

Your average patriotic lake resident.

Your average patriotic lake resident.

Tea Party - a family affair!

Tea Party - a family affair!

Anyone know who these two lake residents belong to?

Anyone know who these two lake residents belong to?

Please leave a comment. I would like to hear your thoughts about the Tea Party.
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