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Dave Story: Gambling Habit
Dave Carlson - May 17, 2005

If I ever write an auto-biography, this story most likely will be there. It is a story about my life I thought you might find interesting. Many times when I tell my stories, people say, “You should write a book about that.” So, here’s a start…


1969 Minnesota -- OK, I admit it. I used to have a gambling habit. I’ll even rat on one of my high school teachers who encouraged the habit. He contributed to the delinquency of hundreds of students over a period of several years.

His name was Mr. Charley Martin, our speech coach. Every weekend when the speech team would head off for competitions, those who chose to participate would put a quarter in a box and select a number. The winner would receive all the money.

One day I won. My guess was closest to the number of pigs sold that morning at the local livestock market.

(Note to Reader: This was an attempt at satire. Did I succeed? Did you find this story amusing?)


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