The Frederick Follies: Poetic Treasures Derived from a Junkyard (Paperback)

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The poetry/prose collection The Frederick Follies: Poetic Treasures Derived from a Junkyard is based on the 1972-1977 TV show "Sanford and Son," set in the Watts section of Los Angeles.

A huge fan of the old show, the author says, "I don't usually laugh out loud, as my sense of humor is different from most. 'Sanford and Son' is one of the few exceptions. I know every episode almost word for word, yet Fred's delivery still tickles to this day. He is my favorite comedic bigot."

She adds, "Writing this book gives me an opportunity to create scenarios that never happened. As an author, I can place characters together that were not in the same scene or introduce characters who were mentioned but never made it on air. Therefore, if you don't recall certain things happening while reading this, it's because these certain things happened only in the space between my ears."

The poem FREDERICK begins:

My name is Frederick G Sanford; the G stands for "God only knows."

I change what the G represents on each Sanford and Son episode.

I'm rude, crude, and insulting to everyone, especially Lamont, my only son.

If there's a day I don't call Lamont "dummy," he'd swear I was acting funny.

Then there's Esther, the sister-in-law, a hands-down winner on being ugly.

About The Author:

Juanita Alexandria Davis was raised in the Rehoboth Beach area of Delaware. An admissions coordinator for a hospital, she currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. This is her fourth solo book. She has also written part of two anthologies.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781948260220
ISBN-10: 1948260220
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Publication Date: May 11th, 2021
Pages: 98
Language: English