Originally Posted by Ray Zee
the games up on rt. 2 are real soft as you have found.
the secret to poker is to find places like that and make the cash. although thats not a town i would want to hang around in. nothing to do.
the game at brannigans is still there they moved the table into the next room. they only play mon. wed. fri. though. decnt game and you need at least a grand to play somewhat comfortably.
Ray, I can tell you a story about Havre. I'm not a young man. I'm 62 years old. I was at PJ's on a Sunday night. No poker game. I was at the bar drinking whiskey with no on else in the bar. These two young men, in their thirties, arrive in the bar. They seemed to be very cordial. I bought them a couple of rounds of drinks.
Then for a reason I can't fathom they turned on me. They told me they were going to beat me up. I said to the lady bartending that I will just leave so as not to cause any trouble. I walked out the door and the two young men followed me outside. It was about midnight and there was no one else on the street. It was about a 4 block walk back to my hotel room.
When I seen them follow me out the door I immediately turned around and walked back in the bar. I explained the situation to the bartender and she ordered them to leave. They left.
A few minutes later, knowing they were gone, I walked outside to smoke a cigarette. I looked around to make sure the coast was clear. It was clear, at least I thought. The corner of the buildiing was not far away and I didn't know what was around the corner. I turned my back to it. A few seconds later I got blindsided. They attacked me from my back. I got blindsided hard and it drove me into the brick wall.
It busted my forehead wide open bigtime. I was bleeding like a stuck pig. The bartender heard the crash into the wall and ran outside, She called the paramedics. I was taken to the hospital and sewed up.
A cop came to the hospital and interviewed me. When I was in the bar one of the culprits told me his name was Mike Sharp. I related that to the officer. The Havre Cops and the District Attorney jammed up Mike Sharp. But it was his friend in the bar that night who had blindsided me. His name was Brown.
I was in contact with the Havre cops and the Dictrict Attorney even though I live in Great Falls. They promised me and did get a conviction on the young man who blindsided me. They made him pay the price.
I tell everyone this today. The citizens of Havre are the greatest people ever. I was attacked by a hoodlem in Havre, But the citizens of Havre made sure I had medical attention....and then they made sure the idiot who attacked me payed a heavy price for it.