In the style of a Retro OTRDiary, to stand in for where the usual installment of Lum and Abner is missing, I present another mashed together collection of classic clips with my interview with Donnie Pitchford, originally recorded on Feb 14, 2016.
First up we visit Pine Ridge to learn how Abner’s swap business was going back in March 1935. Dick Huddleston isn’t thrilled with how it’s affecting his business. What can Lum do to put a stop to it? The next phase of the story is hinted at with a mention of a broken down circus that came to town. Abner goes out on a limb to provide groceries for the circus. Will it do him in as a businessman? Or will the circus become the latest investment opportunity for the gents? He may find himself in trouble with the citizens of Pine Ridge first
We give a shout out to a charitable organization, Helping Hands for the Blind, who is involved in distributing an audio version of the Jot Em Down Journals. Whether you’re blind, or just want to enjoy the work that went into producing the audio journals, visit Helping Hands for the Blind and support the work being done there by Bob Acosta. As a part of Pine Ridge history, Donnie and I talk about the Pine Ridge University diplomas, and some early recipients. Other historic and special episodes are discussed. Particularly the incident of the town of Waters changing their name, and events surrounding the Transatlantic broadcast.
Meanwhile, back in 1935, Abner is about tapped out, much to Lum’s delight. Lum’s stern ways crumble, gut his old Edwards saying about the shirt on his back lightens the mood.
Stay tuned next week, and upcoming weeks , for more fun with Donnie Pitchford, and any available shows that will take us once again for a visit with our friends in the Jot Em Down Store.