This picture was taken before Charlotte and I were married. Back then I had a great collection of turtleneck shirts. In fact, I can tell you that the one I'm wearing in this picture I bought at Two Guys in Hackensack, New Jersey for TWO DOLLARS! I had them in many colors.
But shortly after we were married, something strange began to happen. One by one my turtlenecks began to disappear, victims of what could only have been a black hole in our washing machine. Charlotte, wearing the sweet smile you see in this picture, claimed shock, bewilderment and disbelief and no knowledge whatsoever of what could have possibly become of them. (Interestingly, it was only my turtlenecks that disappeared.)
I've always had my suspicions, but a happy marriage sometimes requires that you let certain things go. The missing turtlenecks, therefore, have entered into the book of Charlotte and Joe Marriage Lore. And that's where they belong.
Next week at this time: Whatever happened to my peacoat . . .
photo Joe Daily's Scrapbook