Actually this is not my place.  This is my father's place in Hempstead, Texas, circa September 1937 and it was called Big Jim's.  My father is the second from the right at the bar and my Uncle Karl is standing behind him.  The man behind the bar is Ernest Hafelfinger but we've never been able to identify the gentleman in the suit holding a bottle of beer.  My father's name was Pessarra Ewald Stiebing when he bought Big Jim's.  Although he never legally changed his name he soon became known as Big Jim and I was frequently identified as Little Jim.



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