Frankie and Ernie's Mom here... This will NOT be a FUN post. I will NOT be the least bit offended if you choose to NOT read it.
I remember Fifty Years ago TODAY... like it was Fifty SECONDS ago. That day is SEARED into my memory. I can describe everything I was wearing that day.
I recall sitting in English Class but for the life of me can NOT remember what the lesson was. The door opened and a student walked in with a NOTE that she handed to Mr. Newbrough... He read it silently then said, "THIS had better NOT be a Joke." and the girl answered, "No Sir. It is NOT."
He then looked up and announced, "OUR PRESIDENT has Just been SHOT."
After several seconds he stood up and every one of us did the same. Not a word was spoken. We just stood there. After several minutes he asked us to "Please Sit". We did so and Still you could have heard a pin drop. That is how we sat until the bell rang and we changed class.
THE HALLS were SILENT save for the opening and closing of locker doors and the shuffle of feet.
No one told a building full of High School students to be Silent. We simply could not speak.
It was during the next class period that ANOTHER Note was delivered to the teacher and she read it with a quiver in her voice. "Ladies and Gentlemen... Our President has been Assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Please return to your home rooms in preparation for immediate dismissal.
We were told that we were to assemble in front of the school, as the Flag was lowered to half staff. One of the band members played Taps.
I remember crying and walking home to turn on the television. Everything seemed so UNREAL.
It was a SAD time. One that I will never forget.
Confessions from Yesterday..... MINE was the TRUE Confession and ERNIE's WAS the FALSE one.
YES, I (Frankie Furter) DID embarrass my mom and dad by wearing HER Bra.. when there was COMPANY. NO... Ernie has NEVER killed a Squirrel. BUT he would LOVE TO.