Guy was around me more and more, and even before Harry left he would hang out at my house. He was becoming more and more like a brother to me. He would look me up at school, appear at my door after school, go with me to the movies and the drug store malt shop. It got so people would ask me: "Where's Guy?" when he wasn't with me.
Guy was just a nice guy and I enjoyed being with him, but I had no romantic interest in him. I let him know we were friends only, and he accepted that situation. And there were many times I enjoyed having Guy around. He would know when I liked another guy and would disappear. I would encourage him with the girls he liked.
My family grew to know and love Guy since he was always around. Bob would tease me about him and I would just roll my eyes. I tried telling him we were just friends but that just brought about more teasing.
There was a local television show, called The Big Beat. It was very similar to American Bandstand and the show would feature musicians and singers, while local kids danced. One afternoon a bunch of kids from my school went into Memphis to appear on The Big Beat. I was unable to go, so I stayed home and watched the show on television. As the kids danced on the show, the television cameras zoomed in on a close-up of Guy. My little brother, William, was watching the show with us. William was only about four years old at the time, and when he saw Guy on TV, he became very excited. "Guy's in the TV", he exclaimed several times. But then, William became confused and began looking in back of the TV. "How is Guy going to get out?", he wanted to know.