by Don Chaney

Don Chaney is the former mayor and a long-time resident of Crane.

Article #22
Taken from the Crane News, date published unknown.


     I remember J. D. (Boss) Bonner..  He was a gang pusher for Gulf Oil in the early 1940's.  He was quite a character. He was well liked by the company roustabouts.  They told lots of stories about his antics.  He raised some of the most beautiful and the largest Elberta peaches I have every seen.  He had a peach orchard on the back of his lot in the Gulf Camp, as we always called it.  He was devastated when the trees died from attacks by peach borers.  As I have memtioned before, we had a very active delivery service at our grocery store.  We had a customer in Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Johnson.  He was sent off by his company for a few days.  She was distressed about her grass growing tall..  When our delivery boy took her groceries, he got out her lawn mower and proceeded to mow the yard for her on our orders.  We also used to clean out deep freezers for our customers when we delivered and put beef in them.

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