Friday, June 30, 2006
1963...AND I'M GOING TO HAVE A BABY..
Asshole and I had been trying to have a baby from the beginning, and I either had miscarriages or had problems getting pregnat...so I went to Walker Air Force Base and got my tubes blown...sounds pretty sexy don't it...come blow my tubes...well, let me be the first to tell you ....it hurt like a mother fucker..because #1A-hole had to work and I couldn't drive yet(well I could drive but couldn't drive that 1959 Bonneville, which was aproximately 37 feet long), so I had to take the bus out to the base and the bus back...and after they 'blew' my tubes they said be sure and lay down when you get out to the car and stay flat for about 24 hours as it is very painful if you don't, because the air gets trapped and it really hurts...So, I'm riding home on the bus, sitting up of course and I'm thinking "no shit, sherlock, this really fucking hurts"....trip was the longest 40 minutes of my young life..But it worked...because I was knocked up, preggers, in the family way, and having his baby. Hooboy...ain't that something...in the meantime I had a job working at the local cafeteria type resturant...Bob finally relented and let me go to work...In the meantime the USA and the USSR signed the neclear test bomb treaty and installed a hot line between White House and The Kremlin...speed them phone calls up of"oops, we pushed the button by accident"...Civil Rights was in the news almost every day..we had a tv by then and I followed it very close...Gov. George Wallace on the day he was elected Gov. of Alabama gave a speech where he said:"I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tryanny, and I say segergation now, segegation tomorrow, segegation forever."...fucker...(I just noted that George Bush isn't the first George I screamed 'fuck you' to on tv)The US and USSR, and Briton signed a treaty banning nuclear tests in the atmosphere, outer space, and underwater.
200,000 Civil Rights demonstrators marched in Washington,DC, to hear Martin Luther King, Jr. give his "I have a dream" speech...and Jackie got fired from her job because she said "gee, I wish I could be there."...boss said: 'Get the fuck out of here, I don't want no nigger lover working for me."..I had really hated the job, but we needed the money and I cried all the way home..By the time I got home I thought, "yea, well fuck you too."..I hadn't quite developed my snappy comebacks yet...
In Birmingham, Alabama a Black Church was bombed, killing 4 little girls.I remember just crying for hours over that.
Of course most of you know that 1963 was also the year John F. Kennedy was assinated by Lee Harvey Oswald..and 2 days later live on tv, Jack Ruby shot and killed Oswald..(did I ever tell you I met Jack Ruby? My 1/2 sister introduced us and he asked me if I wanted to be one of his dancers..my sister said:'Fuck no, she's only 14 years old..)
But the background music playing was some of the greatest music ever. If you ask me...'Cause we had the Beatles...man did we have them..they had 5 top hits:'Please, Please Me','She Loves Me', 'Love Me Do,''I Wanna Hold Your Hand', and From Me To You'. Which were all big hits in my heart...but...you will not believe this shit..Roy Orbinson had 4 top hits too...'In Dreams', 'Blue Bayou', 'Mean Woman Blues',and 'Pretty Paper'.And to this day I think Blue Bayou is one of the greatest songs ever...ahhh, the good ole days...Buddy Holly was dead but still putting out hits. He had'Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley'( I saw Bo Diddley live and it was the best show ever.)and 'Brown Eyed Handsome Man.'Oh man, we were a rocking and a reeling....Paul and Paula sang 'Hey Paula.' The Ronettes were singing 'Be My, Be My Baby'.'Only In America' by Jay and the Americans, (love that song)...oh and who can ever forget...'It's My Party, and I'll Cry If I Want To'. and the song with the great title'Da Doo Ron Ron' by the Crystals....oh yeah, the world was sucking and America was at war with some country we had never heard of, people were killing our leaders, the South wasn't rising again, it was mired down in hate and prejudices..Maybe the Surfans knew something that we didn't when they sang"Wipe Out".....