An almost weekly social event for Dad was a trip to John Farrell’s barber shop in Crittenden. This was the standard meeting place for farm men to discuss sports, crops, weather, current events and elections. It was not required to get a shave or hair cut to go to the barber shop. It was as much a social need as a barbering need to make a trip there. Just remember that there were no Sports Bars in Crittenden. In addition, John had a backroom on the barber shop that usually had a good card game going to add to its attractions. When Dad partook, John had a collection of old comic books to keep me occupied.
Weren't no Sports Bars in Crittenden!
Updated: Apr 10, 2020