Debbie Reynolds recalls life in Depression-era El Paso

Full story: El Paso Times

Debbie Reynolds hasn't been back to El Paso in nearly 60 years, so her memories of the dusty little town where she was born are sketchy.
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Great Recession today caused by Republican cronies and their corporatist party.
So you better listen

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Trust me those days are right around the corner...
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Well written story Doug! It has all the facts a person would be interested in- the addresses where she lived and her school.
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That's right Ms. Reynolds...They do build them tough in El Paso, Texas!
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So you better listen wrote:
Trust me those days are right around the corner...
what the hell! am I the only one that lived thru those evil, horrible times, I was born in west texas in 1948 and into the late 1950s we lived like that, pinto beans, flour tortillas, raised chickens, dirt poor.
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2208 Erie = 2208 Murchison now. Just down the street from Sunset High.
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"I remember when it would rain, I'd run out and eat the mud. I thought it was so wonderful. My mother would run out and pull me in."

Yuck!!!!
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Debbie Reynolds' gave birth to her daughter, who is Carrie Fisher/"Princess Leia" of Star Wars,
so that makes Debbie Reynolds' husband... Darth Vader.
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Aug 1, 2010
 
"I told you so, I told you so".
I love her.
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There were a hundred thousand people in El Paso in 1951--I doubt it.
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Aug 1, 2010
 
I love her on Will and Grace!!!
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Aug 1, 2010
 
NineteenRabbit wrote:
There were a hundred thousand people in El Paso in 1951--I doubt it.
You're right - by 1950 there were 130,003. If you don't know what you're commenting on, don't type anything.

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Born in El Paso, never knew,,,,,,
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great story!
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Much much better story than Kim Kardashian. THis woman is graceful,said it was sad memory. But I didn't sense any regret or prejudice, she said they build'em tough in Ep. I can imagine all the krap that Kim was talking and they paid her to come. Debbie Reynolds has talent.
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Aug 1, 2010
 
Grew up watching Debbie Reynolds movies. She is one of the great ones still left of an era that gave us Elizabeth Taylor, Clark Gable, John Wayne and Richard Burton and an era where the sex in a movie was hinted at but not shown on screen. When Singin' in the Rain came out I begged my parents for dancing lessons but after a few weeks of class it was determined that my talent lay in other areas like plucking the feathers out of the chickens.
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ike wrote:
Much much better story than Kim Kardashian. THis woman is graceful,said it was sad memory. But I didn't sense any regret or prejudice, she said they build'em tough in Ep. I can imagine all the krap that Kim was talking and they paid her to come. Debbie Reynolds has talent.
So true. And Reynolds is a lady with class.

Kardashian? Is she famous mostly for being famous? Os is she famous for the size of her butt?
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Aug 1, 2010
 
I'm still trying to remember the bar I met her Uncle Harmond.We became good friend over the years,and he was still alive in the early 1970's
Across from KROC? on piedras? Was it Jimmys bar?
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Aug 1, 2010
 
I love Debbie Reynolds. Amazing what the City has Created! Dirt poor people who new if they get the hell out of El Pisso, They'll make it.

PEOPLE OF EL PISSO! LEAVE!!!!!!!!!!

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