My grandfather was a big man with a remarkable role in history. He was Edward Grady Partin Senior; I’m Jason Ian Partin, just a small part in his story.

I’m writing coming-of age memoir about the time of my grandfather’s 1990 funeral. He was best known as the Baton Rouge Teamster leader who helped Bobby Kennedy send Jimmy Hoffa to prison in 1964, and he was probably involved with the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He died my senior year of high school, and his final words were, “No one will ever know my part in history.”

He was probably right, though I believe what is known is still a remarkable story. This memoir is a work in progress, and your constructive feedback would be appreciated.

Part I

  1. Big Daddy
  2. PawPaw
  3. Stevie Nicks
  4. Mamma Jean
  5. Rambo
  6. Uncle Bob
  7. Coach
  8. Hillary Clinton
  9. Mrs. Abrams

Part II

  1. Douglas Adams
  2. Jesse “The Body” Ventura
  3. Statler and Waldorf
  4. Captain America
  5. Cristi
  6. Achmed
  7. Einstein and The Buddha

Part III

  1. Mrs. Richard
  2. Tiffany
  3. Hope