I think it's time we give a tribute to Pearl and John McCurdy. High
school sweethearts who stayed together, a rarity in today's fickle
world where couples shed partners like dried skin.
I forget Pearl's maiden name but she probably has by now, she has
been a McCurdy so long. John and I were never buddies but we got
along. We are about the same age, I'm a few days or weeks older, We
were born the year Wall Street collapsed, I guess two such guys
entering the world so close together sent shock waves through the
We were (are?) pretty smart. We both won a scholarship from West
Virginia Wesleyan but neither of us used it. I got into radio and
John went to prison. (heh heh) We were both kind of lazy students.
We never tried to excel, just pass. But John got married and I
didn't. (He had a car and I didn't. I think).
Anyhow let's have a drink or two to John and Pear McCurdy.
Sweethearts forever. That was what my girl friend promised me. But
forever turned out to be four years. O well, time is relative.