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We named her Ellen-May, after the goodhearted, hard-luck southern prostitute who appears in stories by Elmore Leonard. The original Ellen-May goes from bad times to worse in the company of moonshiners, pimps and sketchy bar owners in Harlan County, Kentucky, one of the last untamed rural areas left in America. Our Ellen-May, a smoker with a gleaming, rounded black body, has been sitting on our balcony in Tel Aviv...