"Slim" was the dean of the Renfro Valley Barn Dance cast back in its
early days. The legend goes that John Lair had told Slim about the
dream he had for Renfro Valley. And on top of that, when it became
reality, Slim would play the first song on the its debut. Well, Slim
stuck around ten years to wait and see if it would happen with John Lair.
And it did. He got to play the first fiddle tune on the opening broadcast
from Renfro Valley. Listeners liked him so much, he'd probably have to
be there to play the last tune if it ever stopped.
Slim was an everyday person. He always said he wouldn't get "too big
fer his britches".
Don't know if this true or not, as we're telling you this from a scrapbook
souvenir book of sorts, but Slim was the main 'bullwhacker' of the 'taxi' service
in Renfro Valley. It consisted of a couple oxen pulling a cart.