Alpha Omega M.D. – Episode #35
… The Boston Pops is playing the Summer Cotillion, an eleven year old offshoot of the Boston Symphony, renowned for their diverse repertoire…
Perhaps the most foresight is used in the choice of music for the highbrow occasion. Early opinion is running unanimously boffo, irrespective of age or gender.
The Boston Pops is an eleven year old offshoot of the Boston Symphony, renowned for their repertoires, of everything from popular songs such as, “A Hot Time in the Old Town” and, “When the Saints Come Marching In”. Partygoers can waltz in 3/4 time to Strauss the Elder or croon: ‘and you look so sweet on the seat of a bicycle built for two’. They are here in Florida to entertain town folk.
One of the late arrivers to the festivities are Herbert Love and his wife, Phoebe. They are most known for their philanthropy, not the socialite scene, but in this case, their presence is necessary nonetheless.
“Why I do declare, are you not, Mayor Quincy from Love County?” inquires a misguided resident of the planet Florida, whose navigation is clouded by the early influence of Grandma Ferrell’s spiked punch.
“Yes I am,” he confirms. The woman just happens to scramble the particulars inside out.
Martha and John happen to see the Loves make their appearance, with its inauspicious beginning and act to rescue them from further embarrassment.
“Don’t you mean Mayor Quincy…?”
They whisk the Loves away. Mission accomplished.
“Many thanks, John, Martha. But, I hope you have a tamer variety of punch.”
“Oh my, yes,” assures Martha, whose intention was not to turn the Cotillion into a saloon free-for-all.
“That milk-in-bottles is selling like hot cakes, Herbert. In fact, we would like to raise our order by full case at each store each delivery,” requests John, representing Ferrell Groceries three markets, intending to carefully change the subject.
“I told you that as soon as we could keep it cold enough, milk would be available for purchase at stores.” It is plain to the most casual observer that these two excellent businessmen are on the same page. Integrity and innovation are words that come to mind.
Alpha Omega M.D.