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April 1969


The Grandstand Passion Play of Delbert and the Bumpus Hounds

" 'MAH-REE ELENA, yore the answer to mah prayer...' " The familiar twangy moan of old Gene Autry seemed to be coming from next to my ear. It was the first time I had ever dreamed in sound. Or was I dreaming? "FER CHRISSAKE, WHAT THE HELL IS THAT RACKET?" The bedsprings clattered in the next room, as my oId man cursed and leaped out of the sack, his feet thumping the floor in the dark. Instantly, I was wide awake...

Additional Comments:
This story was reprinted in the book "Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories And Other Disasters", and formed some of the storyline for the movies: "A Christmas Story" and "My Summer Story"

Copyright: 1969 Playboy Magazine

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