Sunny South Sounds Good to Vagrant


Clipping cut from the September 19th, 1946 issue of Grosse Pointe News:

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A former Pointe youth whose family has moved to Florida, has been released after spending a week in the Grosse Pointe Farms police station. His father arrived to take him to sunnier climes after the case against him was dropped.

The youngster was charged with disorderly conduct after it was discovered he had been using a home economics room in the High School as lodging quarters for a night or two. He also consumed a can of pears, probably for breakfast. The school authorities objected when he took a $12 blanket with him when he left the school one early morning.

The boy was locked up and his father notified. When restitution had been made for the blanket and pears the school authorities dropped charges and father and son departed for Florida.

This is the best thing I’ve read all year.  What ever happened to this youngster?  How did sunny Florida treat him?  Did the glamorous society scorn him for his vagrancy, or were they sympathetic enough to forgive him his past deeds?

All I know is that no matter how hard this youngster searched, never again did he find such a delectable can of pears.

A TOEst to you… for being you!

August 15, 2009 3:26 pm

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