My dad was one of those serviceman. He did not use his GI loan for a bungalow and a picket fence. His vision was entertaining the serviceman and their families brininging sports and comedy and a show an unforgetable afternoon or evening to every town and city across the great USA.
The NBA games cost $1.00 -$3.50 depending on the seat you got.
13,000 plus spectators Dempsey's CowGirls Win 40-28
Then there was my mom in 1950 she was 16 ,an All American basketball player from Arkansas. Living in a rural town with 99 other folks. An outhouse for bathroom services, and a coal burning stove for cooking and warming water to bath in a rain catcher. were her amenities. One year later after graduating from HS she would meet my dad and her ammenities would become hotel rooms with hot showers, restaurant breakfasts, miles of highway travel, and sights across the country, Her daddy with her in the overalls gave her his blessing. She would leave all of her classmates behind. One year later her chilhood classmate Leona on the left in the snow would join her and my dad on the road.