“On My Honor, I Will Try” Paintings by Bo Bartlett
My friend Eileen is no slouch. She holds the 1972 national title for selling the most Girl Scout cookies. At the tender age of eleven, she understood the power of multi-level marketing. She enlisted everyone in her sprawling, Polish-Catholic family as her sales force and held them accountable for moving product. To hear her tell it, getting orders was the easy part. Things became a bit more complicated on delivery day. She hadn’t really prepared for the 18- wheeler which unloaded thousands of boxes of Trefoils, Tagalongs and Do-si-dos on her sidewalk in the 95 degree heat. Whoops.
The reward for her effort was two round-trip tickets to Hawaii and, of course, one heck of a merit badge.
Bo Bartlett’s work is as American as a Thin Mint.