2023—House Rules

The weathered, hand painted wooden sign nailed to a Bald Cypress tree in front of the dilapidated structure on the edge of Caddo Lake near Uncertain, Texas known as Dick and Charlie’s Tea Room reads “House Rules 1. There ain’t none. 2. There never was none 3.There ain’t gonna be none. Local lore says this place was rocking during Prohibition because it was in a “wet county” so people in the “dry” county across the river ventured over to imbibe. The real story published a couple of years ago in a local newspaper isn’t quite as romantic. I’d rather believe the local lore.

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