The bad news is a bunch of us are sick again and I did not find a coat at the other thrift stores, but! The good news is that I did find a new one on clearance for nine dollars which is still cheaper than just having had the zipper fixed, so I feel good about the whole thing. It’s a little big, which means I might get away with it for next year, too! Yay!
“All but two of his records were issued as by ‘Peetie Wheatstraw, The Devil’s Son-in-Law’ or ‘Peetie Wheatstraw, The High Sheriff from Hell’. He composed several ‘stomps’ with lyrics projecting a boastful demonic persona to match these sobriquets. There is some evidence that the writer Ralph Ellison might have known him personally. He used both the name ‘Peetie Wheatstraw’ and aspects of the demonic persona (but no biographical facts) to create a character in his novel Invisible Man. Elijah Wald suggests that Wheatstraw’s demonic persona may have been the inspiration for Robert Johnson's association with the Devil.”