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By Margean Gladysz

It was once 1946, i used to be 18, a faculty graduate, and approximately to turn into a secret agent. i used to be going to ‘hit the road’. yet what was once it like—this road—when I had rarely been out of Kalamazoo?” writes Margean Gladysz in her letters to her mom and dad written from 1946 to 1949. Unearthed from an attic trunk in 2003 those letters element her employment with the good Lakes Greyhound Bus corporation as a firm rat. As a set, they shape the contents of A secret agent at the Bus.
Young Margean’s “can do” perspective permeates the letters as she experiences day-by-day actions in regards to the humans she meets, the price of food and lodge rooms, the nation-state vegetation, the politics of the corporate and the simplest part–her spying actions. Disguised as a passenger, she rides on bus routes to numerous cities to monitor bus drivers’ honesty–or loss of, the line stipulations, apparatus dealing with, and all issues the corporate bosses had to recognize. those have been the times earlier than surveillance cameras and Margean turns into the boss man’s eyes and ears.
The worry of being chanced on or “turned-up” as a undercover agent used to be continuously a fear. She needed to conscientiously plan her bus routes to prevent being well-known.

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Along with some very presentable shots, I’ve unleashed some memorable stinkers— corkscrews, pop flies, wounded jackrabbits; flight patterns that the best technicians at Cleveland Golf could never reproduce on a simulator. This is another immutable truth about the sport: The equipment can’t save you from yourself. On a good day, a good golfer will shoot lights-out using any set of clubs. On a bad day, a bad golfer will butcher the easiest course in the county with $2,000 worth of plasma-welded hardware in his bag.

It’s not cool to be guessing at one’s handicap when cold cash is involved. As it happened, I’d been saving my scorecards in order to track my progress, or lack thereof. Many of the outings were 53 nine holes, because that’s all I usually had time to play after work. One June morning, after stern rebukes from Leibo, Lupica and others, I sat down at the computer and painstakingly began entering my scores online. 2. It seemed impossible, since I seldom shot better than 92, twenty strokes over par, and occasionally I ballooned above 100.

Now I had to go out and play that nut-cruncher of a golf course. Day 117 My first lesson with Steve Archer, the director of golf at Quail Valley. He’s mild and good-natured, as patient as a bomb defuser. Afterwards he fills out a note card for me to keep in my bag: “Posture—less knee flex . . Spine should tilt 90 degrees to golf club. “Wider stance. Inside heels, shoulder-width apart . . ” That’s a lot to think about before hitting a golf ball, but I’ve The Downhill Lie got thirty years of rust to shake off.

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