The Skinners weren't happy, Wimer said, and "told me that they'd hoped I'd be their option for retirement, that I would take over their business.
The Skinners commitment to their shop was something their customers noticed, as well.
The two did not have any children together, Wimer said, but Annette Skinner had a stepson from a previous marriage that the Skinners treated as their own.
Susan Soderburgh, a former Bullocks store manager, is now a certified mule skinner
, or muleteer.
Perhaps all the years of holding an enthralled audience in the palm of his hand have lent Skinner the instinctive and effortless ability of being able to forge an immediate bond of familiarity with his readers.
No legacy is so rich as honesty' said Shakespeare - in more ways than one Skinner is a very rich man indeed.
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Skinner had arrived at the White House just a year earlier, in December 1991.
Their conclusion was always the same: It was all Skinner's fault, Skinner and the guys running the campaign.
Staffers would have been surprised to discover that Skinner agreed with them.
Skinner's lawyers have also argued in court filings that three hairs found at the scene came not from Skinner or the victims but from the "maternally-related line of persons that included the victims.
In court Monday and Tuesday, lawyers for the state and Skinner will present testimony from forensic analysts, DNA experts and other witnesses.
With or without the jacket, the evidence clearly implicates Henry Skinner, and no amount of manufactured doubt from his lawyers can prove otherwise," Strickland said.
Today, lawyers for Skinner, who is at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston, will argue to the court that legal impediments to the testing that previously existed are gone.
Skinner's lawyers contend that toxicology reports show that Skinner would have been too inebriated at the time of the crimes to have been physically capable of strangling Busby to unconsciousness, beating her at least 14 times with a mattock handle and then stabbing her two large sons to death.