Sunday, January 23, 2022

The Model for Low Pants Vance Turns 39 Today

 January 23, 2022

   My number one—and only—son, turns 39 today. The poor kid posed for so many drawings and paintings, I think he moved to Japan just so I couldn't torture him any more. That said, he grew up to be honest, with a great sense of humor and a father couldn't ask for more than that. I think this is my favorite of him:

Daily Scratchboard Whip Out:

"Low Pants Vance"

The True Origins of Low Pants Vance

   When I attended Mohave County Union High School (henceforth referred to as Mucous) we had a kid who wore his pants so low, we called him Low Pants Jance. I changed it to Vance to protect him and his family. Long story short, he fancied himself a writer, but instead he drank himself to death. His wife, however, picked up the torch and is a well known author today.

   J.A. Jance writes three series of novels, centering on retired Seattle Police Department detective J.P. Beaumont. Then there is the Arizona county sheriff, Joanna Brady, and also the former Los Angeles news anchor turned mystery solver, Ali Reynolds.

   How's that for three degrees of Triple B?

"It takes two years to learn to speak and sixty to learn to keep quiet."

—Ernest Hemingway

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