"WINDOW PRICES IN ARKANSAS" IS WHAT I WAS GETTING WHEN I FIRST MET JOHN ALLEN WHO WOULD BECOME A LIFE LONG FRIEND. JOHN OWNED A SMALL HOME IMPROVEMENT COMPANY IN NORTH LITTLE ROCK IN THE MID 1970'S AND I HAD JUST MOVED TO LITTLE ROCK FROM SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI WHERE I HAD TAUGHT SCHOOL. I BROUGHT A NEW HOUSE, WELL NOT SO NEW, THAT NEEDED A LOT OF WORK AND ONE OF MY FIRST PROJECTS WAS TO GET NEW WINDOWS INSTALLED. I CALLED A NUMBER OF COMPANY'S IN THE LITTLE ROCK AREA INCLUDING ALLEN CONSTRUCTION. AT THAT TIME JOHN'S PRICE WAS NOT THE LOWEST, BUT HE IMPRESSED ME AND GOT THE JOB. SO BEGAN A FRIENDSHIP THAT CONTINUES UNTIL THIS DAY. A FEW YEARS AGO, I BUILT SEVERAL WEBSITES FOR MY FRIEND JUST TO HELP HIM OUT IN RETURN FOR ALL THAT HE HAS DONE FOR ME OVER THE YEARS. I WOULD ASSUME THAT IF YOU ARE READING THIS YOU ARE CONSIDERING SOME TYPE OF HOME IMPROVEMENT. I WOULD URGE THAT YOU CONTRACT JOHN AS HE WILL GIVE YOU A VERY FAIR QUOTE ON YOUR NEEDS. WITH HIM YOU WILL BE DEALING WITH THE OWNER OF A COMPANY THAT'S BEEN IN BUSINESS IN LITTLE ROCK FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND NOT SOME SALESMAN WHO WORKS ON COMMISSION. ALLEN CONSTRUCTION HAS NO SALESMEN. I LIVE IN MISSISSIPPI NOW---WENT BACK TO MY ROOTS WHEN I RETIRED, BUT STILL KEEP IN TOUCH WITH MY OLD FRIEND JOHN AND WE MANAGE TO GET TOGETHER AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR. AT ANY RATE GIVE JOHN A CALL IF YOU LIVE IN THE CENTRAL ARKANSAS AREA AND ARE PLANNING SOME TYPE OF IMPROVEMENT WORK ON YOUR HOME. THE MAN WILL TREAT YOU FAIRLY AND GIVE YOU THE BEST PRICE POSSIBLE DEAL.
""Liberty and freedom are precious and must be fought for and many generations of Americans have answered the call and heard the toll of the Liberty Bell. Now is such a time and ask not for "whom does the bell toll". For those on the greens at Lexington and Concord heard the call and saw the approaching danger in the forms of "Brown Bess" and "Redcoat". And when the smoke had cleared the deaf ear of the oppressor was pierced by "the shot heard round the world".""
by Ron Russell