Saturday, August 04, 2007

Party??

HELLO MARSTON, AROUND 1953ISH, ABOUT THIS TIME OF YEAR, STEVIE AND I WERE TOLD THAT WE HAD TO APPEAR AT YOUR PLACE FOR A BIRTHDAY BASH. IT COULDN'T HAVE BEEN FOR ELTON CAUSE HIS BIRTHDAY IS ON GROUND HAWG DAY.


THE BLESSED EVENT WAS FOR YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARSTON.YOUR MOTHER LOUISA WAS WISE IN OPTING FOR AN OUTSIDE CELEBRATION, ON OUR ARRIVAL, FROM NEXT DOOR, IT STARTED THUNDERING AND LIGHTNING. WE THOUGHT THE PARTY WAS GONNA BE OVER BEFORE IT GOT STARTED.


THERE WAS A PLAN "B", YOUR DAD, STAN HAD A NEW GARAGE NEARLY FINISHED SO WE ALL SHUFFLED IN. THERE WAS CRUSHED STONE OR CINDERS ON THE FLOOR, SAW DUST OR STRAW WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER DUE TO ALL THE LEAKAGE, DRIPPING, SPLASHAGE, SMEARING, AND WE HADN'T EVEN GOTTEN TO THE CAKE YET.


SINCE PICK-NIK TABLES WERE USED, AFTER THE CHOW DOWN, EVERYTHING COULD BE EASILY HOSED DOWN. WHAT I ALSO RECALL, THE STORM LASTED A LONG TIMEAND WE WERE LEFT TO OUR OWN DEVICES.


AN OLD RADIO WAS LEFT FOR OUR ENTERTAINMENT. THE RADIO WAS OPENED UP INSTEAD AND THE NEW KID, YOU KNEW, GEORGE VINE WAS HEAD FIRST STICKING HIS FINGERS IN, PROBING AND PUSHING THE TUBES THIS WAY AND THAT, MAKING HORRIBLE SQUEALING NOISES WE THOUGHT HE WAS MIGHTY TALENTED. GEORGE V.


ALSO TOLD US HOW IT WAS LIKE TO LIVE AT HIS GRANDMOTHERS, ON DEVONSHIRE, IT WAS AS CLOSE AS LIVING THE WAY TOM SAWYER HAD. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN MARSTON. HOW OLD NOW 56, 57??????? DOESN'T MATTER. RICHARD..........

Thanks Richard W.

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