• Mary Jo Dyre

The Shucker's Trucker...another "down memory lane" with Arnold Dyre adventure

The Duck Hill Mountain Climb brought me home in early February. Apparently there was more adventure in the air, for I was determined to do some much needed research to complete the 4th novel, Dark Spot, in Arnold Dyre's Jake Baker series. I know by now that when a Mississippi escapade is in the making, it is best to call on our personal Uber-style driver Frank Collins to assure the troops get to the desired destination. Upon entering the establishment, sister Bettye, Frank and Jean Collins, Karen Brinke, a friend from North Carolina, and myself quickly took in the appeal of the place.

Within minutes we were meeting the waitress that had served Arnold. Within a few more minutes we were shown to Arnold's regular seat at the bar. We noticed a man watching us. It only took a short time before we were introduced as Arnold's sisters to Lenox Deon, the Shucker's Trucker. Apparently Arnold and Deon had spent many an hour over many a beer discussing many a topic. Deon easily gave over to our endless questions and even enjoyed picture taking. Thanks, our Shucker's Trucker, for making another trip down memory lane with Arnold Dyre a great adventure!

. Bettye Caldwell and Mary Jo Dyre stand behind the chair at Shucker's Oyster Bar, Ridgeland, MS, where our brother sat. Shucker's is frequently mentioned in the Jake Baker Mystery Series.

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