Bee Kay Gooch had Kassidee, Krissee and Kooger quick and early. Kooger’s the baby. Bee Kay and Jason married Labor Day and Kooger came Christmas. Spyder Blunt, her stepdad, had a restraining order on Jason that year, but kid’s find a way, don’t they? I haven’t seen much of Jason’s parents since my Monty and Commander had that tiff at The Last Drop. Monty told me he was just joshing when he called Commander “Commie” — he didn’t think it through. I nearly cried when I saw the shiner Monty got. They tusseled for as long as it took both of ’em to fall down. The domino table broke Commander’s toe. He called Monty a sorry son of a so-and-so and drove home. That’s the last words they had. Marvel tried to get Commander to patch things up, but she said Commander just called Monty a horse’s petoot. Monty said Commander couldn’t tell shoe polish from Shinola. These men! Those kids favor their momma, though. Thank goodness! Jason’s no feast for the eyes, unless you like tattoos. But I’m here to tell you, Bee Kay has kept her figure. Her head-turnin’ days are not over yet.
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