I’ve written about Floyd Lawson in the past, exploring his parentage, his life in New York City, and two half-brothers (or “Identical Cousins” in polite society).
THINK FLOYD II
But televisiology is fluidic, always changing, either due to scriptwriters contradicting what had been presented in the past on their shows or because my own research has uncovered something new.
So let me present my revisions to the life of Floyd Lawson:
Earlier in life, Floyd Sr. was on the road selling tonsorial supplies from town to town. Because of this and his penchant for feminine pulchritude, he fathered two other boys who grew up to look like their half-brother Floyd Jr.
When Floyd Jr. discovered the truth about his father’s philandering ways, he left rather town rather than having it out with the elder Lawson – probably to spare his mother finding out.
In New York City, Floyd established his own barbershop in the late 1920s.
The two Floyds eventually bought out Old Man Colby with plans to rename the barbershop as “Floyds’ Barbershop” rather than “Floyd’s Barbershop” to acknowledge the existence of two Floyds.
But the elder Lawson wouldn’t live to see that happen.
After Floyd Sr. retired as 1960 came to a close, he was planning to spend his days fishing (or romancing a few local widder women.) But a day came in February of 1961 when Floyd Jr. needed time away from the barbershop. I’m thinking he was answering a call for help from his sister.
While he was gone, Floyd Sr. offered to return to work in order to cover for his son. (It would have given him the chance to palaver with his old friends besides.)
But as he worked that day, Floyd Sr. suffered a massive coronary and dropped dead on the spot behind the barber chair.
And that’s my splainin for that…….
Of course, it’s all conjecture. Maybe…..
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