GOLDSMITH, This Is Your Life!
Bobby Goldsmith - 30 Minute Video
Song written and sang by Joe Scott, Bobby Goldsmith's nephew.
Bobby was born
in Marmaduke, Arkansas, but when he was seven years old, someone
told his father, "Go West, young man!" so they packed
up the family and left.
If you have ever seen the movie, Grapes of Wrath, Bobby said that
depicted his family perfectly. The only difference was, the old
truck in the movie made it all the way to California, but the Goldsmith's
didn't. It gave up the ghost in Kingman, Arizona, so the family
sold all their belongings, and they put Bobby's
little sister Robbie and his mother on a train, then Bobby and his
dad hitchhiked from Kingman to Visalia, California. They settled
down just two miles from the place where Mr. G's is located.
the years, Bobby has been involved in a wide variety of interests.
He played semi-pro baseball, raised a few horses, raised a whole
lot of pigs, did a few rodeo shows as a calf roper, fought a whole
lot of roosters, and collected old Cadillacs, clocks and antique
1964, Bobby bought a bar, The Hut, which had a 17 foot shuffleboard
in it. When his customers went down the road to play on a regulation
sized shuffleboard, Bobby quickly learned that his was not regulation
size. Well, needless to say, out went a wall, he extended the building,
and in went a regulation shuffleboard. Thus began the long story
of the game of shuffleboard for Bobby Goldsmith.
It was a common occurrence for Bobby to set up sessions at the old
Hut and later at Mr. G's...>>>CA
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