714 is a slang term for Quaalude
because of pharmaceutical company markings on the tablets.
714 is an area code in Orange County in California.
714 was Sargent Friday’s badge number.on Drag Net.
The actor who played Joe Friday was Jack Webb.
He was once married to a singer, Julie London,
who recorded a version of the song, Stormy Weather.
The lyrics were written by Ted Koehler,
who was born on 7/14.
714 was the number of home runs
hit by one George Herman Ruth
who was my mother’s one brush with celebrity
when she danced with The Babe at an outdoor pavilion
in Saugatuck, Michigan in 1938
She remembered the date. It was 7/14.