Motorboat Bed (Jul, 1960)
WHEN Raymond Ferrari sends his five-year-old son Richard to bed, the lad climbs into a full-size replica of a speed boat and hits the sack, a 74-inch mattress covered by a nautical quilt. When he presses a button on the carved outboard motor, the light goes out. Richard’s brothers, Stephen, 11, and Raymond, nine, sleep in the next room. Its walls are decorated with wolf skins and murals of cowboys roping their steers. The Seaford, L. I. family lives in a boy’s dream world fashioned by their imaginative and handy dad.