I have a few things to say today about my Father In Law, Marvin..Far Guys Dad. He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor, I learned many things from him over the years. He died in 1994 at the age of 80.
It is hard to think of him as a young man..but we have the photos to prove it.
This is one of those old photomat photos..he was quite dashing with the collar on his jacket all turned upâ€¦and he had hair!
He first met Far Guys Mom on the high school bus. ( He would marry her when he was 26 years old) However he did have other girlfriends. There was this photo that Marvinâ€™s Mother included in his photo album, she must have saved a few things from his high school days..
This was one of them..Margaret a cousin of Far Guys Momâ€™s..he had another girlfriend named Jessie..Far Guys Mom used to tease him about herâ€¦invariably the story of â€œthe Kissâ€ would come up sometime during the conversation about his old girlfriends.
Marvin went to High School with a young lady by the name of Jeanette B. She would go on to become a Social Studies teacher and teach many children in Junior High including Far Guy and I. She was a spinster, she never married. She must have grayed early in life, her gray hair was always curled â€œjust soâ€ in tiny individual ringlets pulled away from her face..she was always dressed perfectly..I remember her in wool suits with a skirt that was properly cut to mid calf, with a ruffled long sleeved blouse that matched..with a brooch at the neck. Her hands and face were uncovered, and a small section of her lower leg..before they disappeared into proper black old lady shoes.
Back to the early 1930â€™s..teenage boys will be boys..when an entire class is involved in practicing for a class play and the lights just â€œhappenâ€ to go out plunging the whole stage area in darkness and someone just â€œhappensâ€ to kiss Jeanette whilst the lights are out and she faints..now that is a story that shouldnâ€™t be lost. I never found out who did the dreadful kissing in the dark..but I have a really good idea.
If I have told this story before I apologize..my daughter Jennifer will tell me..she remembers everything. I guess I should work on a Wistful Wednesday Table of Contents or something:)