She was born 21 years ago, the same day John Lennon died, and
it seems all the wit and cockiness of that confused musical
genius slid right into her.
I know her parents, and the day Jackie was born I stood in
the hospital hallway with her dad as he walked back and forth.
When the doc announced her birth I thought I was gonna have to
haul her daddy to the psycho ward. Man....the way he got
When she was just a little girl it was obvious she was gonna
be a heartbreaker. She sure did know the moves! If she didn’t
get what she wanted, she wouldn’t yell or scream...no, not
her! She knew that would just piss people off. She made
ya feel like a louse for not lettin’ her have her own way! She’d
shed a quiet tear, thrust out her chin and act like you were
breakin’ her heart and you were forgiven! Naturally, you’d
give her whatever she wanted.
As she grew older she began to show an inner maturity that
always made ya forget her age. And beauty? Before she hit
puberty she was already obvioiusly headed towards bein’ a
lovely woman. All the boys is school fell in love with
her.....and so did I.
“Uncle Bum? We goin’ for a ride? Ya said we could!”
“I gotta date honey...Maybe tomorrow.”...She made me late
more than once for something important.
As she grew into a young woman I began to give her guitar
lessons, and before ya knew it she started a band and was makin’
good bucks playin’ school gigs and teen dances.
When she turned 18 she decided she was gonna get her bike
license so I turned her onto the Motorcycle Enrichment Program,
gave her an ABATE membership and soon she was ridin’ legal and
Now I know what yer thinkin’ ...... Bummer has a rep for
thinkin’ of women in a pleasurable way, but it was nothin’
like that. Even when I was young I wasn’t into young
chicks....I’ve always been attracted to women who’ve had
some experience behind ‘em. And she’s more like a daughter
I was talkin’ to her just the other day....
“Hey Jack? Why don’t ya run for an ABATE office? We need
young ones like you to get involved! Pretty soon the
organization is gonna be run entirely by old farts like me who
gotta go to bed by nine and can’t take too much fun!”