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