The Lutcher Stark High School 1958 Homecoming Parade in Orange, Texas, was cancelled because the city refused to continue giving their support. Students, very upset at that unfair decision, "organized" the traditional homecoming parade anyway. Traffic signals were ignored. After proceeding only a few blocks disaster struck - several cars were stopped by police. Our names, phone numbers and parents' names were recorded and it wasn't long before disaster struck again!
One summer evening before ninth grade, a neighborhood boy came over so we could listen to records. Parents imposed ground rules: all doors leading to the living room must remain open; no dimming of lights; and, he had to leave by 9PM. We danced the jitterbug - had a great time - but when cheek-to-cheek dancing commenced, Daddy decided it was "time to call it a night."
Because of the G.I. Bill, my parents were able to purchase their first home, and I could hardly wait to meet our new neighbors. A very large dog was on the look-out for me too, and came bounding over to play. I was terrified, jumped into an above-ground pool next door, and waited there until someone came to save me.