Friday, May 1, 2020
Cars of beauty:
It is hard to believe that this 50 studebaker, that was sort of a laughing stock BECAME THIS:
The Golden Hawk in the 55-56 era, then went out of business later Ouch...
For today Saturday:
I have probably said this before, but Mayday (1950) is one of my most memorable days as a fifth-grader; memorable from ‘slight’ embarrassment in front of the whole school. Well maybe not the whole school, but ….. enough of it.
I once owned a pair of homemade white boxer shorts with bright red ½” dots. In today’s youth society I coulda worn my pants at half-mast and been cool. (In reality, I despise the trend that is hopefully passing, called ‘jailin’. The trend came from men going to jail and their belts being removed due to a possible use as a weapon, and they had to hold their pants up.
Anyway back to me. Like many children my mama made and repaired most of my clothes. A wornout collar? That lady could rip that sucker out and reverse it in two minutes flat.
Anyway the school was having a maypole dance or some Mayday celebration. As first trumpeter in the band, I was to be the Bugler. I had to have a white shirt and white pantaloons (?) (britches with elastic below the knees with white knee socks). I was cute and cool, a fantastic (LOL) bugler. BUT that day I decided to wear my underware with RED DOTS! They could be seen thru the white material of my pants when I bent over. OUCH. Many a kid got a good laugh at my expense. LOL