Monday, September 21, 2009

McAlester... in Choctaw Nation land, where it's always been,
it's a very busy town, where people come and go,
and it's the name that was written once again;
first in Grapes of Wrath it was in there long ago.

And the founder of this town McAlester by name,
was the basis of the character in the film True Grit,
he was played by the great John Wayne,
and the movie was a hit.

It is the home of a prison, a famous one at that,
and it's the place where coal is mined and shipped;
and it's the home of many things, maybe even a cat,
but you can be sure of this: there are stores where you won't be gypped.

a little more east tomorrow

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