A Rogue's Gallery
When Tommie Jean and I were planning to be married, her
two brothers told me that her deceased husband, Billy Sadler, had provided them
with an inverse dowry when he asked for Tommie's hand in marriage. He had given
her brothers a milk cow, a sheep, a nanny goat, and a couple of chickens. So
what was I going to offer them to reimburse them for the loss of their sister?
Thinking fast, I said that I would give them an elephant, a giraffe, and a lion.
They seemed to think that that was a satisfactory emolument for their fair
sister. So the night before our wedding day, I went to Toys R' Us and bought a
stuffed elephant, a stuffed giraffe, a stuffed lion, and the piece de
resistance, a barrel-chested, leather-jacketed Tasmanian devil with a red bandana wrapped
around his forehead.
Billy Sadler had been a barrel-chested, leather-jacketed Harley rider with a red bandana
wrapped around his forehead.
Tommie's brothers agreed that they had been suitably reimbursed for their sister's hand in marriage.
That's still good for a chuckle around our house.
If you don't already know, you might have some curiosity about what adults with childhood IQ's above 180 look like. Here is a picture taken at the Vaughn's open house two years ago.
As you can see, this is a pretty motley gaggle of desperadoes.