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Written by: Arvol R. Brown (MHS 1963)
It was Summer of 62 after my Junior year…. My Parents and Mike Murphy’s Parents were both on vacation (Coincidently at the same time for 2 weeks.) It was two weeks of constant partying with my buds , Mike Murphy, George McBride, and John “Little John” McElligott, between My house and Mike Murphey’s house…. One night, We were at A&W out on North Big Springs. Kenny King pulled up Next to Us in his 57 Chevy and he had a Blonde “Chick” (Anna) in the car with him… we started trash “Car” talking and I challenged Him to a race… for Money .. enough to buy US a couple cases of beer… We drove to Fairground Road to drag race, We both put up the money, and I took the money . Anna got out of the car and I was standing next to her… As They lined up to race.. I looked at Anna (Love at first site) LOL…. I told her, “Here, I’m going to let you hold the Money”…. Well, George Beat Kenny with his little hot rod 56 Ford Fairlane… Told Anna … “Thank you .. Sorry, but I’ll take the money, and Hey, We are having a party at (gave her address) at Mike Murphy’s house… Why don’t you come over…I FELT WE BOTH “CLICKED THAT NIGHT… . Wasn’t surprised they didn’t show after HE LOST THE RACE….
Chapter 2: Later , just after School started, there was one of those small Carnivals there Town Plaza there on Midkiff where Furr’s Cafeteria and Furr’s Food Store were….. I was there with Buddy Boyd and Teddy Bisbee… Buddy and I got on the “Hammer Ride”… As that thing was going up , down and around … I looked out and I saw Anna Standing there with a her Friend, Donna (Allen) Kirby … Every time that thing came down, She was looking at me, and smiling … I told Buddy , “That’s HER, That’s the Girl I saw at that race that night…” I started yelling (LOL) “Hey … Stop this thing … Stop, I gott’a get out of here”… By the time it stopped , I got out and was looking for her….. “GONE….. GONE….. oh no… AGAIN….”
Chapter 3: Just a few days Later… We had HOCKEY PRACTICE at 10:00 Pm after the Skate Session… Anna must have found out and new I skated and played hockey and when it was… I was out on the floor playing during a Practice game…She came in to watch with another girl. (who again, I use to think it may have been You.?) I saw her and went off the floor to go talk to her… asked her to wait. We would be finished shortly… I went back out playing again…. Looked over … and … WHAT..? She is gone AGAIN… OH NO…!! I was practicing with out my shirt on… When I went to take my skates off , My shirt was GONE..!? Teddy Bisbee came up and told me….. Hey , SHE TOOK YOUR SHIRT… and said, “you can come by her house, she would wait outside, if you wanted to come by and GET IT…. He gave me here address … Got my Old Yellow Plymouth… Drove over there to her house there at the corner of Delano….. AND … THERE SHE Was Waiting on the Porch… She said … YOU WANT THIS ? Handing me my shirt… FINALLY… I was with her….. …….NOT THE END…..
Arvol R. Brown
Class MHS 1963