more of the continuing saga

The Year With Mrs. Whitlock

Dateline: October 1969

Last night “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” was on TV.

[We have a black and white TV, and a TV antenna. We have to get up off our couch to change the channel, and we only get Channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13. Supposedly, in the future, middle class folks like us will be able to afford color TV.]

Halloween is coming, which means costumes and CANDY. For a “chubby” kid such as myself with a “sweet tooth”, it’s one of the best holidays of the year.

So Charlie Brown listens to Linus tell us about the Great Pumpkin. As always, Snoopy steals the show. Snoopy has a crazy little laugh.

I’ll try to imbed this here:

http://hark.com/clips/fnjxmvxvft-snoopys-laugh

If it doesn’t work, just think in your mind of a higher-pitched Scooby-Doo saying “haa haa heeeh haaa.”

So we went into

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