Archive for September 21st, 2011

Derek Black. The Perfect Convention Roommate

I pulled into our Sevierville motel parking about noon Friday. Beside me was a young man who was dead asleep in his car who turned out to be Trucker Roy. He was waiting for his room to open up.

I had a suite with Derek Black. Derek was the convention organizer and his room was already cleaned so I didn‘t have to go to sleep in my car. I went back to my car, had a senior moment, set off the alarm, and that served to wake up the young man I found to be Trucker Roy.

Derek was extremely busy. The only time I saw him in our room was once that first day for about ten minutes. I don’t know if he slept elsewhere or if he slept at all. I do know that I had that whole big suite entirely to myself until I drove off Sunday.


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