A bedroom requires a bed. Everything else was extravagance.
Well, he had a bed all right. A bed big enough to support a man of some
substance, and Ralph Kramden was very substantial. In fact, the weary mattress and
springs sagged noticeably on his side and high and firm on Alice's side. Alice's one
treasure was a well worn green teddy bear with one eye missing, which Ralph won for her at
The lone window had no curtains, just a single shade with a mind of its own.
Alice had a three-drawer dresser handed down from previous owners. On it was
a bowl of plastic flowers (dusted daily) to add a feminine touch to the room. Ralph
had a four-drawer dresser, (one drawer for Raccoon regalia). Taped to the mirror
above was Ralph's "Bus Driver often Month" award. There was no carpeting,
but a yellow rattan mat laid by the bed which informed, "Asbury Park Loves You!"