Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts published by “Crawdad Nelson”

Another Dead Soldier

The boys were flying on acid on the veneer line, that much I knew. I never worked on veneer but I saw it done. A…

The Soul Searchers

I was minding my own business when I heard the thump of heavy footwear on the porch. I stepped outside in time to intercept two…

How To Make Elk Liver

We rolled out of Lemmon Valley, just north of Reno, late on an icy night in December. My brother had insisted that a little midwinter…

Life at the Fort Bragg Mill

June of 1977 there was uncertainty about the future of the mill in Fort Bragg. At that time it had been in operation for over…

No Holiday at the Colony Inn

I’ll admit I was down-and-out. I was borderline Fun Bunch. But these things are subjective. One man’s pith is another’s drivel. I was in the…

Fort Bragg: My Hometown

Fort Bragg -- where the streets are straight, the fish are biting and the bars stay open in all weather. When I was a mallet-headed…

-