If this is the same Wes Malott, he married my grandmother (Beaulah Haydon) at the request of his friend Charles Haydon. In those days, that would be the only way you could keep your promise to take care of someone else's family.
He was the only grandfather I knew, on that side of my family (my mother was the oldest of 7 living children by Charles and Beaulah Haydon)
Mr. Malott (or Pompa as we all called him) was a very tall imposing figure. I remember that he didn't have a white hair in his head until late in life.
I fondly remember that he always wore kakai pants and shirts year round and a grey Stetson hat. I also remember that he loved to tease us kids with his cane and sometimes liked to scare us by dislocating his false teeth and sticking them out at us.
He loved to play dominos. He use to go to the old domino hall by Glossen's and play for hours. Also, he and Shortmomma (as my grandmother came to be known) played for matchsticks.
Every morning, Shortmomma would shave Pompa with a straight-razor. Now that's what you call trust.
Prince Albert hand-rolled cigarettes were another of his trade marks.
If you haven't gathered by now....I remember him quite fondly.
Thanks for this opportunity to remember this true gentleman.
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