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Signs of the Times

|  Published: Sep 01, 2009

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By “Mad Marty” Wilson I’m in Las Vegas for the World Series and it’s my favorite time of year. I went down to the Rio yesterday with my last $1,000. I played a one-table satellite and I won it. I won a $10,000 seat plus $150 as well to get my taxi fare home, and now I’m playing the main event in just two days. Life sure has a lot of ups and downs, and it’s safe to say I’ve seen my share. I want to tell you about the first job I ever had. God loves a trier, and I’ve always tried to do the best I can with what I have. But I always knew I was doomed in work. In 1977, I’d just finished my apprenticeship at Bischkopf and Klein. Bischkopf and Klein wrote signs and put big signs up. One of them was Polish and the ...


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