Frank and His Friend: Inspiration from the Dooley Household

Frank and his Friend - Clarence 'Otis' Dooley - in time out

“We didn’t get in trouble a lot as kids, but we were…pretty spirited. I can remember one time my Mom had her Sandusky Women’s Musical Appreciation Society and Bunco Club meeting at our house, and Jamie and I wanted to show off our new gymnastic skills – I think the Olympics were going on at the time. Jamie went into a cartwheel and the cape – we were wearing Superman capes for dramatic effect – caught the edge of a serving tray of Mrs. Plunderton’s low-sodium, high-fiber, no sugar, whole-wheat raisin cookies, which all tumbled onto the patio floor. My Mom was probably pleased – the cookies were horrible – but what could she do? She had to give us some kind of punishment on Mrs. Plunderton’s account.”

Lance Dooley, son of Clarence ‘Otis’ Dooley