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...in a car wreck in a little town called Mound Bayou Miss. I was visiting my mother. I drove 700 miles from Chicago. I was okay but on the return I fell asleep at the wheel. I was playing again the next day though. I never gave up. It cut my arm clean off and left it in the highway. Then I walked 2.5 miles to a girlfriend and picked up my arm and brought it on to Clarksdale. When the ambulance men come with stretchers, I was in bed smoking, so I drove back in front with the guys. I was in hospital for three days only. For a while I still had pain at night. As you know, fever rises at night and that's how it was - Big John Wrencher on losing his arm

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Offline uncle bud

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Re: Jerron Paxton in Vanity Fair
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013, 07:42:39 AM »
I don't remember Jerron being blind . . . is he or is it part of his act?
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Re: Jerron Paxton in Vanity Fair
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2013, 07:51:29 AM »
He's got limited vision but is visually impaired. You wouldn't want him driving, as someone once put it. 'Course, I wouldn't want a lot of other people driving...

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Re: Jerron Paxton in Vanity Fair
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 10:23:42 AM »
As Jerron once explained it to me, he has an extremely narrow field of vision - almost like taking a styrafoam cup, poking a hole in the bottom and putting it up to your eye to see through.  His vision began deteriorating at age 16 or 17, while he was still living in California.

At any rate, that's my memory from a few years back.  Apologies if I got anything wrong.

Nice article, Uncle Bud, thanks for posting!  My wife and I may hit one of the Jazz Age Lawn Parties next summer, it was defininly near the top of our list of fun things to do.

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Re: Jerron Paxton in Vanity Fair
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 10:38:00 AM »
Good for Jerron! :)
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Re: Jerron Paxton in Vanity Fair
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 10:58:15 AM »
He's got limited vision but is visually impaired. You wouldn't want him driving, as someone once put it. 'Course, I wouldn't want a lot of other people driving...

Heh heh... A few summers back, I taught Jerron how to drive stick, in my 87 Toyota van, through the dark streets of Port Townsend.  I was glad when it was over.

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