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The Pike who was a whale  Patti and I married in mid-December. However, since my leave of absence from the school district was still in effect I drove limo full time and planned to do so the rest of the school year. The previous summer taxis in...

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Europe and a Hawaiian Honeymoon By this time I was teaching Psychology during the day, teaching driver education after school, and driving limo nights and weekends. My marriage ended after five years and Sherma and the kids returned to Utah. I kept...

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From taxicab to limousine Jim Bell and I had become friends. We were about the same age and both worked hard. He spent much time at the Taxi office and I was teaching school and driving taxi. By this time I had given up working at the 7-11. On the...

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Las Vegas, the early days.... It was fall 1968 and I had just moved to Las Vegas with my wife and month-old adopted son. My apartment complex backed up against Industrial Road on which many businesses stood, including Whittlesea Taxi. Since I...

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Bought one and built one: Once I was settled in Las Vegas my friend Momir Baich, the tavern owner from Pocatello, put his tavern in Idaho up for sale. The place sold and he and Ann packed up their two children and headed for Las Vegas. I helped...

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Hookers and Dealers We mentioned some parts of the underground economy in Las Vegas in our last blog. Other parts of the underground Las Vegas economy employed people who received no formal paychecks. Prostitution is banned in only two counties in...

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Taxi, Taxi! I had accepted a contract with the Clark County School District (Las Vegas) in spring 1968 and had been assigned to Rex Bell School, sight unseen. Rex Bell was a famous cowboy and actor married to the "it" girl, famous actress Clara...

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Pocatello to Las Vegas I had moved my wife to Pocatello and she had gotten a job as a secretary in the Admissions office at ISU. We only had one car so I'd drop her off in the morning, teach, then pick her up after work. I usually got there before...

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Two years in Idaho - continued...   Another benefit to working nights at is there is plenty of free time. Aside from the occasional flat tire, people rarely came in to have cars serviced at night and there was plenty of time between gas fill-ups...