I forgot to mention in last week's article concerning the Perm's 50th high school reunion that in 1963 prior to graduation, the class voted me the "best-looking guy" in the class, and at the reunion also voted me as the "most handsome guy." Ha, ha, ha. Made that one up just to get your attention!! I also can add at least two more readers (one a former student from Highmore who told me that she actually had to tell her classmates and others that the Perm is not a bum as the article portrayed him. Whew, I wonder if my readership knows when I am kidding and/or telling the truth? Finally to today's topic: I have started a new corporation called the A.N.B.D. company (Adoptive Nuisance Barking Dog, inc.). For a small fee, dog owners can bequeath their lovable four-legger to company headquarters which will be located near Nome, Alaska. They can be dropped off at any of the company's rural outlets, the closest of which will be in shouting distance and barking distance of the Perm's former address in White River, South Dakota. Mind you, they have to be considered nuisance barking dogs with or without numerous citations for breaking Redfield's city ordinance. We will have a very large open area on the North Slope of Alaska above the Arctic Circle. There, we will start a singing group consisting of dogs, moose, caribou, polar bears, rabbits and bighorn sheep insisting that everyone howl, sing, growl, grunt at their loudest so that they can combine their talents and bring to the wide-open area of our great northern State a genuine constant noise that even the Russians could hear across the Bering Sea in Siberia. May even record the NOISE---who knows, the recording could maybe someday make the top ten albums in sales. My, what publicity that would bring the Perm. He might even make enough money to re-retire and quit being a can-collecting-bum. Don't know if my readership knows the following or not, but the Perm has thought of being a song-writer ever since the song "Smoking in the Boys' Room, ....and....Everybody knows that Smoking AIN'T Allowed in school." Lyrics would come easy for the Perm, but he wonders if the creatures could read the words and be able to work at blending their noise in with the other animals? If any of my readers can identify the artist of that last song, I will move you up to the top division in the readership club, no questions asked.
Perm's bad: I have said it before, but it needs mentioning again----constant barking dog noise is hard to stomach
Perm's good: sitting and working in one's yard and not hearing barking
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