Hi Marty, Here is a letter from Cliff Walker to me re nicknames. He gave me permission to forward it on to you. JMcC
Hey John McC,
In the midst of all the press and anger over the demise of Churchill Blvd., perhaps it is good to keep up the lighter side of the Blog with stories, recollections, and nick-name guessing.
Here's one for you to include..."Tex". Not Walker Texas Ranger but one David Chadwick who live on Springfield in the 50's a few doors north of Don Ridewood in the downstairs of a two story white duplex. He attended RG with us. He got his nick-name from the gloves he wore in winter. They were leather with a large wrist cuff that extended over the jacket sleeves much like workman's' gloves. They were unique because of a five point star sewn onto each cuff and the cuffs were trimmed with leather fringe (strips of leather that hung loose and made him look like a cowboy). With the one star prominently displayed, like Lone Star or Lone Ranger, he became known as "Tex".
I'm sure many of the kids at school didn't know his real name. He was quite a character but probably a virtual unknown to the Third Street Gang who never ventured much past Churchill. He even played hockey with those gloves on which then doubled as gauntlets.
Have a good day, my friend!
Thanks Cliff & John McC.