Lovey - "Dick! what did you just say about the road?" Dick "I said "talk about 40 miles of bad road!" Lovey - "And what was the name of that instrumental that played right after you said that?" Dick - "It was "40 miles of bad Road!" Man! how creepy is that! Lovey -
"S H I T !!!! Dick - " Oh its you that has turrets then?" Lovey - NO! I'm just ruling myself out as the author of this evenings activity! It looks like this "EVENT" is still going strong. Each time we mention a song it plays on the radio. Karen - Well everybody "It's Late" so we should be getting on home! Lovey - "Karen I'm still having fun! What's the rush?" Karen - "I'm just testing the system. If I'm correct, I know what song will be played next. It involves Ricky Nelson!" Dick - Ooop's Karen, looks like you messed up! It's not Ricky Nelson! But WOW what a great song. Look, down on the beach! Everyone around the bonfire is yelling at us to turn the music up!
(By the time the song was in the second stanza everyone at the bonfire was singing along to this song that, interestingly, no one had ever heard before!)
Me - "Look there's Bob Ohlhues! He's with Sharon Heise. I can see Torr, Dan Hoffman, Kenny Chermak, Bill Ohde, Dick Neuses, Jerry Leyendecker, Karen Duenkel, Tom Westover, Judy Gauthier, Bob Warrens, Bill Wojta with Jane, Pete Christensen with Barb, Nick Nitka with Barb Groll, Ron Balzan, Mary Walters, WOW!" Karen - Hey there's Barb Meany and Chuck Erickson! We work on the paper together! I'm going to talk to Barb . . be right back! Lovey - There's Jean Behringer - Be right back!" Dick - What the hell! The whole school is here! Why weren't we invited???? Me - "Well, were here! That's all that matters! Hey Oily! what's going on?? Bob Ohlhues - Nuthin Harv! Everyone left the dance and ended up at the M&M or the Custard stand. We all agreed to come down here and start a fire. Me - Well, where's the beer? Bob - I brought Sharon instead! Me - Wise choice! Bob - Hey Harv - where did you guys get that radio . . and what station are you playing?? Me - The radio belongs to Dick'o and the station is WTLZ! Bob - I've never heard of that station before. I'll have to check it out. What I really want to know is how you guys are able to broadcast music to the entire beach from that little portable radio? We can hear it just a clear as a bell! Me - Heck! I don't know. I guess it is just the right atmospheric condition.Bob - That might explain the sound traveling but what about the music? I've never heard the songs you guys are playing. They're are great!!! Dick- Hey guys! Listen to this one! This is really different . . . I like it!
(So we stayed 2 more hours. I must say, we had a blast. We must have burned through 2 cords of wood on the beach. The police never came! Everyone was really charged. The music on Dick's radio was stuff nobody ever heard before! Dick'o kept getting offers from guys wanting to buy his radio. We must have given 20 people the call letters of the station! Karen wrote every song title down for additional research. Still 9:15PM)
Lovey - "Man the music just keeps getting better. This station must be from California or something. All the new stuff comes out there first. I don't know how we're getting the it, but it's the greatest! Oh listen to this one! I hear Warrens calling from behind "Hey that's a really cool song . . . turn it up!
Bob Ohlhues yells over to Dick - Hey Dick'o! I'll give you $35 for that radio! Last Offer!!! Then Tom Westover yells . . $50 Dick'o and I'll throw in my book "how to win friends and Influence people!" Finally Bob Warrens. Dick'o . . . $50 and I'll introduce you to George! . . . Dick - Hey Harv. Who the heck is George! Me - Never met him Dick, but trust me, that intro is worth a lot more more than the $50!!!
(So everyone jumps in their cars and exits the beach in a cloud of dust. Interestingly, as we start the car and begin our exit, the air is suddenly perfectly clear and there is no sign of anyone. No cars, no dust, no tail lights exiting ahead of us. . . . Nothing . . . . And then)
Lovey - HEY!!! check your watches. One minute ago it was 9:15 and now my watch says 1:55AM!!!! My parents are going to kill me!!! Karen - My watch says 1:55AM too!!! Jesus what happened? Dick - Look I'm in just as much trouble as you guys are! Whatever happened tonight happened to all of us! I just don't know how! Look! Even the car radio is stuck on WTLZ! Nothing else comes in! Well, we have about 15 minutes before we get home to think up alibis! Any Ideas???
(We dropped the girls off wishing them the best of luck. No alibis we could think of could explain what happened. Do we all tell the truth? Would our parents understand? And now Dick drops me off. We just look at each other with blank expressions!)
Me - Well, good luck Dick. I know your parents are very strict. If I had ONE good idea for a believable excuse I'd tell you. I think were screwed! Dick - Do you believe the night was choreographed like Karen said? Me - I don't know but I'm beginning to suspect something is going on. I can only say I'm not doing it! (of course my fingers are crossed behind my back) Dick - Well, I'll see you in school tomorro
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