Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Fun Series #5 - "So, There!"

Gary Bailie was grounded for doing something stupid.
Nick and I decided to have a little fun with him and for ourselves.
I don't remember who actually had it but we had a couple of "ashcans". These were fireworks that later became "quarter sticks."They were maybe 5 or 6 times more powerful than a "cherry bomb."
We waited till just before dark and crawled on our hands and knees through his back yard. His bedroom was a gameroom in the basement.
We fixed the "ashcans" against a window, lit them and ran like hell!
We actually blew out the window!
The mistake we made was coming back too soon. Like all kids, we wanted to check out our handiwork.
We walked right up and asked for Gary about 10 minutes later. Mrs. Bailie went off on us. Something about us being bad influences and that we were no longer welcome here and she ended the tirade with a very indignant, "So, there!"
We were back in a week.


Nick Marino said...

The picture does her justice. Not only was she ugly, but ALWAYS smelled of mothballs. I don't ever recall a smile or kind word from that miserable SOB. The old man was just as bad, but we'll save that for another day.

Jim Brandow said...

Always the troublemaker...I hope she made you pay for it