'Way down south in the land of cotton,
there's a town that was long forgotten-
so much so Tampa folk would say---
where the heck is Okeechobee anyway?!
Now 'Chobeetown-(or so it's said)
is surely a place outsiders should dread-
it's history marred with blood and gore abound-
Okeechobee means "Dark and Bloody ground."
So! To those folks who give a rap-
see that hole in the middle of the map?
Anyhow-be that as it may--
"Chobeetown has come a long way.
Due to recent events and many mishaps--
EVERYBODY knows that hole in the map.
Now! Let's get back to the success story-
(which by the way is neither bloody or gory)
From the rolling hills of Missouri he came-
to a town that was very far from tame.
An adventurous Missouri farm boy
(and no match for the redneck cowboy!
"O.R.Striebel is the name-
and used car dealing is the game--
don't wear boots nor cowboy hat-
don't chew,nor dip, or eat salt fat.
These things I really must refuse
but I do have a deal you can use"
Befriended by an old timer here,
he then proceeded to build his career.
And cowboys remaked "This Otto Roy-
if Tom C. likes him--he's a good ol'boy"
And so word of mouth began it's rounds,
and O.R.'s career jumped by leaps and bounds.
Now the moral of this epic means:
'Jes cause you don't chew Redman and wear jeans-
and 'jes 'cause you be a furriner--
and don't come down 'jes fur r&r--
and do wear ties and play chess-
you work at it-you can be a success!
So to end this story of Otto-
who developed a right catchy motto:
"You pays on time or your auto is mine."
And that's the saga of Striebel Auto---
Boy, have I got a deal for you!
©Betty C. Daniels
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