Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Muriel who?


[Henry, October 3, 2017.]

Henrietta is not pleased. Muriel probably wouldn’t be pleased either. If Henrietta and Muriel decide that Henry isn’t worth fighting over, they could argue about which girl’s name is more remote for early-twenty-first-century readers.

But Muriel may be a lost love. Perhaps she has left town. If so, and if Henry (whose own name remains popular for early-twenty-first-century newborns) could sing, he might offer these words: “Muriel, since you left town, the clubs closed down, and there’s one more burned-out lamppost on Main Street, down where we used to stroll.” But he can’t.

Related reading
All OCA Henry posts (Pinboard)
Vic loves Muriel / Muriel loves Victor

comments: 2

Diane Schirf said...

Muriel makes me think of cigars, which led me to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7EbLIdE88Q

Michael Leddy said...

Yes, Edie Adams. The cigar is in Tom Waits’s song.