SUMMER WITH THE TILLMANS: CAMP TILLMAN, PART 1
Every summer since they were wee lads Clovis and Darnell Tillman have summered with uncle E.B., the de facto pater familias of the Denver pod of the Tillman clan. Clovis and Darnell have since set up shop more or less permanently on E.B. and Dora Rae Tillman's compound down the street from our shop, running (or driving into the ground, depending on your perspective) Horsehead Crating Company from a couple buildings on the property. Anyway, growing up Tillman sounds like the stuff of fairy tale, Brothers Grimm style. We're suspicious of the stories, as we are of all things Tillman, but after seeing the inside of E.B.'s workshop, where Clovis and Darnell spent too much formative time, we're not so sure. For instance we've heard that the Horsehead boys spent an entire summer living in a network of interconnected chinchilla cages in the basement of E.B.'s house. After seeing the mummified squirrel and bat in E.B.'s shop that story starts to seem plausible.