He worked as a furniture salesman in San Bernardino.
...he used to play 'bones' or 'spoons' in a minstrel show. To relive the golden days of yesteryear he would, from time to time, force his children to accompany him (Ronnie on guitar,
Kenny on trombone) in a living room replay of a minstrel routine called "Lazy Bones."
Mentioned in Let's Make The Water Turn Black: 'Every morning Daddy Dinky went to work/Selling lamps and chairs, to San Ber'dino squares"