Money, Money, Money, a collaboration between Henry Clark and Gerard Roman
“I need that money.” Jerry yelled toward where Hank was seated, seemingly in a trance listening to the music that was blaring on the stereo system while Jerry's wife, Maria was busy in the kitchen preparing dinner for the family. Their two daughters, Elvira and Cynthia were in a world of their own noisily playing Batman on the video game console.
Yes, I can take care of the dog, and the other animals, Hank was thinking to himself. By the school, my family and I can view the train coming, making rumbling noises as it shook our home to its very core. My parents were saving money also, in the hopes of moving to a quieter
Hank’s train of thought was once again interrupted by Jerry’s voice saying, “Maybe I’ll have to sell some of my electronic equipment to come up with this money,” as he passed a hand over the spotless dustcover on his turntable, a Tecnics, supposedly among the best as turntables went. He also owned a collection of music that would make any disc jockey smile.
Yes, thought Hank, it would be sad not being able to listen to music every day. I sure hope we can find a way to help Jerry pay his bills.
The music would always soothe and help me to relax at home, and in my car.
“You know Hank”, Jerry would say, “Maybe we could invite our friends over for a fundraiser of sorts." Jerry’s dog Benji, was now adding to the din as he snored on the living room floor. Laughter was making its bid from one of the open windows facing the front of the house. It would be dusk soon and…
“That might be a good way to come up with some money quickly. Ee might want to consider having a car wash as well. I could set up my car to play music to attract business,” Hank added eagerly.
Jerry pondered the thought for a few seconds then replied, “Let’s put the subject of money aside for now and have dinner Hank, OK? Maria is just about done in the kitchen.” Indeed the aroma emanating from the kitchen was overwhelming everyone’s olfactory senses, almost
making them salivate. Even Benji wanted in on this feast.
“I have some other ideas on how we can generate some money that will bring music to our ears, Jerry. My mother’s kitchen also gives me ideas on how to solve our money problems”, interjected Hank.
At that precise moment, Maria was heard in the kitchen calling out to Jerry that dinner was now being served in the main dining area.
“OK, everybody,” Jerry resounded, “Let’s eat.”
The entire family came together and ate. We listened to music and chatted about financial issues, and about ways to help one another. The future looked promising.