(excerpt from Bastrop According to Ken
, by Ken Kesselus.)
The International Society of Bridge Spitters was started by our very own City Council member, Ken Kesselus, as a way to combat boredom in Bastrop.
To make it official, Ken
created a certificate that he
signed as the Bastrop Chapter Cuspidorist.
Opie Taylor and Ken Kesselus, Society of Bridge Spitters
Opie Taylor, International Chief Expectorator (left) and
Ken Kesselus, American National Spittelator (right)
Once the Society grew outside Bastrop
and eventually went nationwide and then international, Ken
took on the titles of Texas State Spittleator and American National Spittleator.
At one particular Bridge Spit, local Bastropian Robbie Sanders suggested singing a song she
learned as a child, "Dirty Lil" (song lyrics below), and she
became the official Bridge Spit song leader.
After the official photograph is taken, Ken Kesselus, founding member, plays a special tape from an honorary member, radio broadcaster Garrison Keillor.