Saturday, September 18, 2010

Mosaic Monday - Those Boykin Boys!



Those Boykin Boys!

The two little boys in the upper right portion of this mosaic
look like such sweet little boys, don't they?
Their sister was such the little angel ... however,
those Boykin boys could think of so many "fun" things to do.

Crawford Hotel - Big Spring, Texas

In the early 1930's my grandfather was part-owner and the manager of the Crawford Hotel. It was quite the establishment and a place where well-known entertainers such as Lawrence Welk would perform for guests in the evening. While it was a luxurious building and perfect for my
grandparents and my aunt to live, it was not exactly 
the best place to bring up two young boys.
The movie theater was the place to be on a Saturday.
My father and his little brother never missed the
latest movie releases. It must have been one of the first
movies about Superman, but my father came 
back from a movie to the hotel all inspired to be Superman.
He acquired a make-shift cape.
The idea was, my father would jump off of the building and "fly". He did decide that the
cat should be in on this stunt and would be the first
to try it. My father and his little brother made their way up to the roof of the Crawford Hotel.
My father had  attached a large sheet to the box to create the effect of a balloon... ala "The Wizard of Oz".
He proceeded to place the cat in the box...
and dumped him off the top of the building. 
To the amazement of my father and his little brother,
the plan failed miserably!
No word on the cat.
Minutes later, one of the employees of the hotel
found the two boys on the roof and immediately had
them reporting  to their mortified parents.


***
time passes...


It was a day for staying indoors but for two little boys
who lacked a play ground and friends to play with
it was time to find a "harmless" way to entertain 
themselves. As one of the housekeepers 
stuffed mounds of dirty linens down the laundry shute
the boys had a splendid idea... of course!
They would take a little "trip".
They carefully climbed in...
and were caught within minutes.


***


time passes...


The two little Boykin boys found themselves
living on a farm with their grandmother.
Little boys do not mix with hotel living. 


The End






           I am linking to Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.
 

15 comments:

Celestial Charms said...

Sweet and funny story. Thanks for sharing that one. Your family sure is interesting. You should write a book! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Maureen

Julie Harward said...

What a cute story...I could just picture it all as a movie! :D

A Vintage Chic said...

Wonderful story, Karen! Oh...they're lucky they survived those stunts, aren't they?!

Thanks for sharing...and of course you know I LOVE the family photos!

Hope you're having a beautiful weekend!

Julie

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

A beautiful family and a great story!

Theresa said...

Those Boykin Boys are cute little fellas! The tricks they were pulling are movie worthy but dangerous for little boys:)

Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

Nancy's Notes said...

Sitting here having my first chuckle of the morning and before my first cup of coffee! Oh my, those Boykin boy were something else! I really do enjoy your family stories Karen!

Enjoy your day!
Nancy

Kathy said...

Too funny, love your posts and those pictures...

Dishesdone said...

What a great story :) Very cute! Enjoyed your post!

Pondside said...

What a sweet little piece of family history. I'll bet that those little boys got up to mischief on the farm too!

GrandmaK said...

What a grand tale! Those are such beautiful pictures!!!! Thank you!! Cathy

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Had my heart in my mouth on that one.

Melissa Miller said...

Great story Karen!

Blessings & Happy Fall!
~Melissa :)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What wonderful stories...and I'm loving the photos!!!

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