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Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

I retired in 2005 after dealing blackjack and roulette in Las Vegas casinos for almost 20 years. I have one daughter and one grand-daughter who introduced me to altered art after my retirement. I was born in Iowa and grew up on a farm. I began the Memoirs of a Wildrose blog in the form of letters to my daughter to share information with her about family heirlooms and family history, plus remembrances of today, yesterday and yesteryear ! "Book of Douglas" blog is the story of my late husband, his life as I knew him, and our journey through life together. Ginny's Art blog was created to provide myself a record of my artsy creations.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Stock Car Racing Days

Throughout the '60's and '70's, Douglas drove a few different stock cars at many different race tracks in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Texas. Racing was in his blood -- he loved driving, he loved working on the cars. He placed in the top ten winners in Tulsa in 1970. Many of the drivers had more sponsors, had more money and won more races, but, few had more fun and enjoyed it any more than he did !! Every driver had their specific fans that cheered for them and crowded around them after a race. There was always a beautiful girl to give a trophy to the winner of a "Trophy Dash". Our daughter, Tamera, was that girl one August Saturday night in Tulsa when Douglas won that race. Tulsa Speedway proved to be the most difficult for Douglas. Most of the many trophies he won came from other tracks he raced.


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