sometimes tells me that I'm dull, but she loves me anyway. Don't ask me why.
She says she has two purposes in life, our four daughters and to make me happy.
I'm kind of a loner and I don't have many close friends. If it wasn't for my
family, I probably would be down in Florida fishing or out in Texas hunting,
but as it is, I want to give my family everything I never had.
moved into a great big English-type home on two and a half acres, mostly woods,
in the suburbs of St. Louis."
Marion, who is a
partner in the F. and M. Investment Co. (Fischmann and Marion) in his adopted
city, stopped to count the number of rooms in his house. "Let's see,
there's a real big living room, lots of bedrooms. I guess there are about 14
rooms in all. It's real nice. One block away is the best high school in town
and another block away is the grammar school. Mary got tired of driving the
girls to school and I got tired of picking up maids.
morning I felt right at home here in the hotel. We'd checked in from Chicago
about 8 a.m. and I went to bed. I just about got to sleep when there was a
knock on the door. The Rainbow Girls were having a convention, and half a dozen
of 'em were standing there. They wanted to borrow a glass. I went and got it
for them," he said agreeably.
Later, when the
White Sox manager was in the hotel lobby with Stuart Smith, a former ballplayer
he had known in Rochester, the Rainbow Girls burst upon them in all their
your autograph," they said to Marion in chorus. "You're a ballplayer,
Full of smiles
and Southern charm, Marion signed. One of the girls suddenly decided the tall,
unfamiliar fellow wasn't a ballplayer after all.
"Why are you
signing?" she challenged.
"Oh, I just
like to sign autographs," he drawled and kept right on signing.
Stu Smith had
invited Marion and Coaches Del Wilber and George Myatt to a barbecue steak
dinner in his suburban home after the Saturday afternoon game.