Words and draws by Russ
Sounds like a pretty bleak time . . . what I loved, though, was that you gave the old guy an audience (which may have been the highlight of his day) and that you named all those magazines in the drawing. :)
Does Danny have a bandaid on his head? I'm surprised Newton had a crowd that looked like this, they must have driven over from Halstead. ;-)
It was nice of you to listen to Danny. You might have been one of the only people who did, and perhaps he really needed a friend.
Oh, you've got to know I love this....xoxoxoxo
listening to folks tell stories of their past is way more interesting than listening to drama filled teens. even when i was a teen myself, i would prefer to hang with the oldsters. now, i are becoming one...
This is great! And the drawings are wonderful. The magazines are funny..."Slop", indeed! -Cin
The last one was touching. Sounds like a fun working environment. Were you allowed to hit the street rats?
Now I know one of the sources for your inspirations.
We had a 24-hr doo-hickey place and I worked there for a minute before enlisting in the Army. The name of the place was 'Lawson's' and the same kind of kids would hang out, save they were prolly a little more angrier... though I don't know... that kind of crowd is universal and anger is anger.I would not be surprised if there was a 'Danny' who came in a chit chatted... I talked everyone's ear of and never got bored hearing about old women and their cats and men talking about engine repair...
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