Lived on the other side of the fence.
Bobby's best friends were Tony & Robert. They had all known each other since childhood. It wasn't long after I met Bobby at The Rear Entry that Tony, Robert, Bobby & myself were inseparable. They even lived with us in our home for almost a year. Tony was full of love. And he loved to give it away. I took it. Every chance I had. Tony had one of the most beautiful smiles I've ever seen. He also had one of the most manly bodies I've ever seen. Robert was very tall, handsome and funny. He made me laugh all the time.
Tony liked to dress down.
By this I mean not wear any clothes.
My backyard was totally fenced in so no one could see anything that was happening back there. Or so I thought. One afternoon while we were all enjoying the pool Tony noticed a knot hole in the fence.
And an eyeball looking thru it.
Tony started running over to have a look and by the time he reached the hole all he saw was a man rushing to his own rear entry and closing it. All of us thought this was simply fabulous. It was only a matter of time before this would happen again but this time I was by myself. I pretended I didn't notice the eyeball thru the knot hole and slowly made my way over to it. With a ladder. I climbed the ladder and as the man was walking back to his house I asked him if he'd like to come over for a swim. He said sure but continued towards his own home. He got his ladder. Up his and down mine. We repeated this action again and again. On each other. I told Bobby, Tony, & Robert about what happened later that evening over drinks. Seems like this wasn't the man's first climb over the fence. Nor would it be his last.
However, that's a story for another day. There is one thing I will let you in on. The man who liked to climb was a Preacher Man named Jacob and he lived on the other side of the fence.