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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 27, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Photography by BILL GROENEN Story by DAVID BLY lii I lie dayliiiH. it's a place. The old men like il thi-n. They lake their lime with iheir eusuat games of snooker and hilliards. They lalk ol other the wealher. changes School Ids oui and us young ones ex- plode mlo ihe poiil racing for a place al one of ihe six tallies. The old men put ihen cues up ai.d go look for another ijuiei place. VK e practiced txir shots then. Ue also practiced things tike chalking the end of the cue. with the right nonchalance. Image was important. 4hir parents lold us not lo go there. Thai's whv we went. We stood around ihe eigarclle- scarred hrugging. e ale sunflower needs the and crunched around on a thick carpel of sunflower seed shells. into ihe corner 'Sonielines. one would get liruvc and call a doulde hunk. If he made someone was sure lo holler If he didn't make the derision wns harsh. should know your limits. For a little while each duy. we escaped the authority of school teachers and parents. For an hour we forgot about uhul don't lalk alxMil inalricululion in a pool hull. POOL A cue for fun ediiciilion. This is vthy our pau-nls didn'l us to there. Too mam liieil their lirsl there. Too eoii- Milced lo xneak oul for their inliodnclion lo drink. __ Not now. Wu hate lo lie sivleen lo pi into the pool hall. llial .mymore lo their lirsl smoke. of us don'l there now loo mechanics. lawxers. diwlors. in Lions. I lie of ehiirches. and llesides. uhal would people we pass ihe and the clacking of ihe hilliard lialls. the anil ol pinliall machines and -iialches of rihald remind some of llial we hate shady pusls. Ica-l we like lo think ol il thai way. Don Thomson still poe- there. He used lo so much lime we him idioul owning place. Now he docs own Ihe place. hate tomepl.ice he sats. will question whether the hiill lite plaee for ihe kids In po. hut the kills will there anyway. Some kills will turn oul hud. some will turn oul lull il won't he the pool hall llial deter- mines which a kid pics 'llial was decided lit-fore he went into pool hull. ;