Featured Question with Forrest Fenn and The Thrill of the Chase: Forrest Levy
On page 50 of your book Too Far to Walk, you mention your friend and namesake, Forrest Levy.
Your parents must have thought highly about this man, but I’ve Googled him and haven’t found much.
Can you tell us a little about the man you were named after? Thank you! ~ HeidiM.
Thanks for the question HeidiM-
Forrest Levy, my father, and C. G. Wood (Concy) were class mates at TCU in the early 1920s. Levy was a star on the football team and played guard, I think. He was built like a fire hydrant. I spent a few summer weeks with him in Atlanta when I was 15 (I think).
To get to Atlanta I took the train from West Yellowstone through Chicago. The war was winding down and there were so many soldiers on the train that not only did I not have a seat, I barely had a place to stand. Since there were no hand holds I just stood there and was held erect by the mass of uniformed bodies. I learned to sleep standing up. The long hours must have been miserable, but I don’t remember that they were.
I stayed with “Uncle Jew.” He wasn’t my uncle and he wasn’t Jewish so I don’t know why I called him that. The $250 I made working with him at E. Lichenstein Wholesale Grocery was enough to buy my 1935 Plymouth that Peggy named The Bullet. Sorry I forgot what the question was.f
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