Joe Stains is the guy who got me blogging! He was more fun than a party, full of mischief, rude commentary (mostly directed at his little brother Doofus), and got away with everything! He was a rabid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Yankees. He loved to watch the games with his Dad and his Mom.
The only thing that scared him was thunder and lightening!
When my Mom was one year old, about 87 million years ago, her Grandpa gave her a Boston Terrier puppy which got named Stubby.
This dog (in days before leash laws) went everywhere my Mom went, followed her Dad every chance he got, and would go into a tavern, sit in a booth with some old guys and drink beer out of an ashtray. He always found his way back home!
Like Joe Stains, everybody in our small town knew him and loved him.
In his spare time, he liked to chase cars and small airplanes.
When he was 11 andMom was 12, one of those cars finally won, hitting him and killing him instantly.
So when my Mom first read one of Joe's blogs, it made her think of her first canine pal Stubby, and each one she read made her laugh, cry, shake her head. So now she has lost her two favorite Bostons,
and it ain't easy.
Condolences to Joe's Mom and Dad, and all the people like me who thought he was just the Berries!
Stella, her Mom and Ali Zophia