Nan had a bandanna around her neck to catch sweat and drank chilled ginger ale. “Cut the shit, cut the cards.” Nan said to Dad who was farting around.
A miserably hot day, Rory wore my grad cap, then we ran out to put the fire hydrant on at the corner of 83rd Street and 1st Avenue.
Mickey Mantle hit a homer against the Angels. George Chapman had sunburn on his back from Rockaway Beach. Unknowingly, I slapped George's back after Mantle's homer. Apology not accepted.
Someone left the cake out in the rain. I don’t think that I can take it. ‘cause it took too long to bake it. And I’ll never have that recipe again. Oh, no!
"MacArthur's Park," was on the radio and Rory bought a pound of Oreos with the 45 cents he clipped off Dad's dresser. Afterwards we all sat on 403’s stoop and Herb Alpert crooned “This Guy’s In Love with You.”
We considered these songs nuclear weapons for attracting girls.
Here are the top 40 records from that June 1968 day.
- This Guy's In Love With You - Herb Alpert
- The Horse - Cliff Nobles and Co.
- MacArthurPark- Richard Harris
- Yummy Yummy Yummy - Ohio Express
- Look Of Love - Sergio Mendes
- Mony Mony - Tommy James & The Shondells
- Angel Of The Morning - Merilee Rush and the Turnabouts
- Think - Aretha Franklin
- Here Comes The Judge - Shorty Long
- Reach Out Of The Darkness - Friend And Lover
- Jumpin Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
- Mrs. Robinson - Simon And Garfunkel
- Grazing In The Grass - Hugh Masekela
- Licking Stick-Licking Stick - James Brown
- Lady Willpower - Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
- I Love You – People
- Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me - Tiny Tim
- Indian Lake – Cowsills
- Stoned Soul Picnic - 5th Dimension
- I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You) – Temptations
- How'd We Ever Get This Way - Andy Kim
- She's A Heartbreaker - Gene Pitney
- Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
- Good The Bad And The Ugly - Hugo Montenegro
- (You Keep Me) Hangin On - Joe Simon
- Choo Choo Train - Box Tops
- Beautiful Morning – Rascals
- Tighten Up - Archie Bell & The Drells
- DW Washburn – Monkees
- Never Give You Up - Jerry Butler
- Man Without Love - Engelbert Humperdinck
- Yester Love - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
- Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
- Sky Pilot - Eric Burdon & The Animals
- Like To Get To Know You - Spanky And Our Gang
- Pictures Of Matchstick Men - Status Quo
- Hurdy Gurdy Man – Donovan
- Master Jack - Four Jacks And A Jill
- Time For Living – Association
- Face It Girl It's Over - Nancy Wilson