The life and times of Harvey Updyke

Harvey Updyke talks about life, death and the trees at Toomer's Corner

Updated: May 24, 2011, 1:13 AM ET
By Wright Thompson | ESPN.com

MANCHAC, La. -- Harvey Updyke walks into the famous catfish place down in the swamp, takes off his crimson houndstooth baseball cap and asks, right off the bat, if I know where he could get some cheap tickets to next year's Alabama-Ole Miss game. Provided, he makes sure to point out later, he's not in prison.

While I'm trying to figure out the appropriate response, he tells this story.

"Yeah," he says, "uh, I liked to not made this deal. Two nights ago I had really, ...

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