Stephenson Tales

Busy Boys

My first teaching position was at Highland Park Junior College, and we had an apartment on the 3rd floor of 12528 Second Avenue. Our kitchen overlooked the alley beyond which was the Fanny Farmer Candy Company, so our apartment always had the odor of a chocolate cake.

Among my students were a beautiful young couple, Pete Kilgore and his girlfriend Pricilla (Perky) Lord. At this time the newspaper The Detroit News was recruiting boys to deliver their paper. The bulk trucks had written on the side, "Busy Boys are Better Boys."

Now it all comes together, sort of. Pete and Perky got married (and were in one of my shows) and I asked Pete that stupidest of all questions, "How do you like married life?"

His reply was, "Busy boys are better boys!"

Composed 13 November 2008; Transcribed by Lucky

© Jim Bob Stephenson 2008

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