Jonquil Man Returns: It's spring. The calendar may not say so, but most Charlotteans know that when William Pride parks his truck on Morehead St. near Covenant Presbyterian Church and begins to sell jonquils to homeward-bound folks in the afternoons, summer can't be far off. How long has he been selling flowers around here? "Well," he says, "you can figure it. I'm 57, and I've seen selling them since I was big enough to count money." 1966
Jonquil Man Returns: It's spring. The calendar may not say so, but most Charlotteans know that when William Pride parks his truck on Morehead St. near Covenant Presbyterian Church and begins to sell jonquils to homeward-bound folks in the afternoons, summer can't be far off. How long has he been selling flowers around here? "Well," he says, "you can figure it. I'm 57, and I've seen selling them since I was big enough to count money." 1966 Tom Franklin The Charlotte Observer
Jonquil Man Returns: It's spring. The calendar may not say so, but most Charlotteans know that when William Pride parks his truck on Morehead St. near Covenant Presbyterian Church and begins to sell jonquils to homeward-bound folks in the afternoons, summer can't be far off. How long has he been selling flowers around here? "Well," he says, "you can figure it. I'm 57, and I've seen selling them since I was big enough to count money." 1966 Tom Franklin The Charlotte Observer
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