Today I tried (and failed) to learn more about dress codes in North Platte in the 60s. It turns out that the schools keep copies of yearbooks, but not student handbooks. Le sigh. So I am hoping that Sharon remembers something about her experiences!
Instead, I plunged into the local history materials at the library, beginning with the months leading up to our departure in 1957. Yay, microfilm. Bigger hooray for a fancy new microfilm reader that can same images to a flash drive. How else could I share with you this gem?
Yes, kiddies, these are the radio and TV offerings available to me on a Tuesday night 59 years ago. You can bet I would be watching Phil Silvers and Spike Jones!
Sure beats the election news, doesn't it? And remember: without Spike Jones, there's no Frank Zappa, no PDQ Bach, no Weird Al.
Here's a bonus Spike Jones hit, from my birth year: