It was a hot summer's day, and Luke was in the marina, having a few
beers aboard his boat, patriotically named the "Fourth of July." He
was waiting for his friend, Opie, to arrive so they could go for a
Opie was late, unfortunately, because he had to pick up his wife from
her appointment with the obstetrician. Her examinations were cheap
because the doctor, a fellow named Juan, was Opie's cousin. Anyway,
the appointment went over time, and Opie was late getting to the
Luke had been drinking all this time, and was feeling no pain. When he
saw Opie finally walking down the pier, he jumped up, staggered to the
side of the boat to wave to his friend, and nearly fell in! Opie got
there just in time to grab Luke.
. . . Thus, it was that O. B. Juan's kin, Opie, saved Luke from
falling to the dock side of the Fourth.