As Sade and Russel enjoy a nice chat, they are joined by uncle Fletcher. He’s just so full of stories today, and willing to tell about the obscure people he knows.
Vic enters in very high spirits and steals Fletcher’s show when he announces that he’s going on a trip to Sweet Esther, Wisconsin. It’s the place where they have a parade every day. Though Fletcher isn’t giving up on sharing his news, Vic’s excitement just may be the thing to eclipse the story telling.
- Oyster Cracker takes violin lessons.
- Russell gets the nicknames of “Storm Window” and “Jeanette” in this episode.
- Vic asks Russell to go fetch his atlas. This is the first book in the surviving series that’s been asked for that wasn’t a lodge book.
- In 1940, E.W. Smith (of Emporia, Kansas) went to Sweet Esther for a week but stayed a month. Sade says this is due to him laying low after he had been arrested for horse-thieving, then breaking out of custody. Vic disagrees.
- Uncle Fletcher tells about the Dejectedly brothers: < ul>
- Virgil Dejectedly had his named changed often so that he could change the initials on his hat. He did this to give him something to do. He didn’t work but had a steady income of $20 a week. At first, the man at the haberdashery was changing the initials on the hat for free, then started charging a quarter. Eventually, it got out of hand and the haberdashery man finally just got mad in 1909.
- Sam Dejectedly lives in Yellow Jump, North Dakota.
- Pete Dejectedly lives in Halter, Tennessee. He married a woman 17 years old; he went into the feed and grain business. He also invented a combination buggy whip and…?
- Harry Dejectedly lives in Hammond, Indiana and he married a girl from there.
- Charlie Dejectedly lives in Philadelphia.
- Paul Dejectedly lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
–Trivia by Jimbo, as found at: The Crazy World of Vic and Sade.
PS: It always amazes me how prolific Paul Rimer was at producing floods of names, and useless facts about characters who we never see or hear about, other than in litanies of lists like Uncle Fletcher often swpews. But he’s not the only one. Each of the Gooks are guilty of this at some point or other.