BUYING SIDING IN LITTLE ROCK----MY FIRST EXPERIENCE. I MOVED TO ARKANSAS IN THE MID 1970'S FROM SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI. LIKE MOST, I BROUGHT A NEW HOUSE, WELL REALLY NOT THAT NEW, IF FACT AN OLD FIXER-UPPER. ONE OF MY FIRST PROJECTS WAS TO FIX THE EXTERIOR----SIDING, WINDOWS AND A NEW ROOF. I CALLED A NUMBER OF HOME IMPROVEMENT COMPANIES INCLUDING SUPERIOR, HAYNES, SMITH BROTHER, AND ALLEN CONSTRUCTION. TO MAKE A LONG, LONG STORY SHORT, I SETTLED ON ALLEN CONSTRUCTION, NOT JUST BECAUSE THEIR ESTIMATE WAS ONE OF THE LOWEST, BUT BECAUSE I PERSONALLY LIKED THE OWNER, JOHN ALLEN. WHILE THE WORK WAS GOING ON I OFTEN SAW JOHN AND WE BECAME CLOSE FRIENDS. A FRIENDSHIP THAT CONTINUES UNTIL THIS DAY---DAMN THAT'S ALMOST 40 YEARS. TIME DOES FLY. AT ANY RATE JOHN ALLEN AND I TALK AT LEAST ONE A WEEK AND SEE EACH OTHER ABOUT ONCE A YEAR. NOT TOO MANY YEARS AGO I BUILD 2 WEBSITES FOR MY FRIEND IN HOPES THAT IT WOULD HELP HIS BUSINESS. DURING MY MANY YEARS ON THIS OLD EARTH, I'VE KNOWN A LOT OF PEOPLE, BUT I MUST TELL YOU JOHN IS ONE OF THE BEST I'VE EVER MET. HE IS LITERALLY, A PERSON WHO WOULD GIVE YOU THE SHIRT OFF HIS BACK. BUT THEN I'VE NEVER HAD TO ASK FOR IT. TO THE POINT: SINCE YOU ARE READING THIS ARTICLE I GUESS YOU HAVE SOME INTEREST IN HOME IMPROVEMENTS. IF YOU ARE IN THE CENTRAL ARKANSAS AREA AND WOULD LIKE A GREAT QUOTE ON SIDING, WINDOWS, OR EVEN A ROOF PLEASE GIVE MY OLD BUDDY A CALL. ALLEN CONSTRUCTION HAS NO SALESMEN, AS JOHN PERSONALLY SEES EACH AND EVERY POTENTIAL CUSTOMER. CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITE AT ALLEN CONSTRUCTION
""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