2009-04-24 - 9:10 p.m.
But then I overheard this conversation:
"Yeah, I'm pretty sure I have meningitis. The other teacher has it, and some of her kids too."
I think I'm going to have to do one of those rape showers and gargle hydrogen peroxide.....for hours!!!
Ack ack ack ack ack.............
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2009-04-03 - 10:26 p.m.
We had a full darkroom in our house, and he would spend hours in there developing film. Often, he would race out to local papers with the photos in hopes of getting a front page. And he did...many times.
One of my Dad's claim to fame, during that time, was that he got a photo of a local celebrity in Seattle....J.P. Patches....without his makeup on. (J.P had a kid's television show. He dressed up like a clown, with full makeup.)
It was alleged that J.P. was drunk at the time of the accident....which was scandalous enough, but to be revealed without his clown makeup, was practically heresy.
This story has been passed down through my family since as long as I can remember. I believe there were lawsuits and threats and who knows what all.
Anywayyyy....for some reason, today I ended up googling "J.P.Patches," and I ran across the following paragraph on one of his "official" websites:
"In the mid sixties, a local newspaper(which shall remain nameless) published a National Enquirer - type scoop. Someone snapped a photo of Chris Wedes [J.P.Patches] without make-up, as he was being loaded into an ambulance after being injured in a car accident (not his fault). The picture distressed many local children and would remain an embarrassment to the local media if they actually had any shame."
My Dad took that photo! And yes, it was a front page.
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