Back in 1980, when I started writing “Down the Drain With Jane,” I chose the title due to Fred Meredith, who wrote a Colum by the title of, “UP THE CREEK!” Looking at this date I would have to have the title of “INDOORS!” Too, this wouldn’t have been as catchy as DOWN THE DRAIN! Thus, things just have a way of working out like they should, and at the time they need to be.
In 1980, I was a just a young’un at thirty-five. Gee, time just flys! When I approached the editor of the “Onion Creek Free Press,” he knew that he would never know another “DOWN THE DRAIN” and the trip was going to be one he’d not forget.
I no longer write about Little League Baseball or the Hays Rebels. Nor, do I write about teenagers, pre-teens or grade school. No, time passes and now I’m into puppies, poinsettias, peddlers and the telephone and TV repairmen! But, now as it was then, when life give you a curve ball, don’t hit the wine bottle, HIT THE CARBOHYDRATES!
P.S. Have two grand dogs staying with me until their home in Oklahoma is ready. Thinking of wiener dog races at Grossville!