Remembering Prescott Bush
Wednesday 16 November @ 16:54:11
by Earl Balfour
Back in the 1950s, I was a bellboy at a Republican Men’s Club called the Hartford Club, in Hartford, Conn. It was a watering hole for big-shot politicos and businessmen. Prescott Bush was a member but not a favorite of the waitstaff and bellboys. He was notoriously cheap.
appreciative of his history, hated him. He was a chronic drunk. One of our favorite
get-even strategies was when we took him up or down in the elevator, we would
stop the elevator just above or below the floor level. When he stumbled, on
his way to falling on his face, we would say, “Watch your step, sir.”
Earl Balfour is one of the coordinators at MayDay Books, 301 Cedar Ave., Mpls.