TOP PHOTO: Left to right – Henry Carter, George Spickard, Howard St. John, Bob Childress at the La Follette High School Class of 1961 40th reunion.
By Jim Freeman
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Since I moved back to town about ten years ago, Howard St. John regularly would rib me about running for mayor. It never failed. Wherever I saw him, he was making sport of me about running for mayor of La Follette or was telling others that I was running.
I would tell him that La Follette had a mayor, and, heck, I live five houses outside the city and don’t even qualify. The ribbing never stopped.
Here just a little while back, I was taking photos of a wreck one morning over on South Indiana Avenue. Country Heatherly passed by and waved, made a u-turn and drove back to where I was standing.
He said, “I heard you’re running for mayor.” I asked him where he ate breakfast that morning. He said “Katie’s.” Was Howard St. John at your table? “Yeh, he was. He was the one who told me,” Country said.
Thanks for the fun, St. John. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/22/2021-6AM)