I was pretty proud of writing that truism. Also, it was strange to write this strip as I was never a good ice-skater.
Strangely, I learned to ice skate first, then roller skate. In the country there was no roller skating pavement except the county highway, but every winter the big pond froze solid. Later, when we moved to the city, I got a pair of those all-steel, clamp on, sidewalk skates Melanie sang about – they had a skate key to adjust them. After I learnt to roller skate on the sidewalks I was allowed to go to the roller rink on Friday or Saturday nights. After that came skateboarding – early 60s by then. We made our own skateboards using the old sidewalk skates we had outgrown by then. We did thunder runs by having one guy ride a bicycle and three or four hang on to a rope behind him on our skateboards. Then the bike guy would make a sharp turn and we all whip-cracked off and down the sidewalk or across the empty parking lot. Of course, we lost considerable skin on occasion from pavement rash when we crashed and burned. :-)
@War Pig: Melanie’s “brand new key” refers to such a tool?
Oh, I’ve thought about some situation where she gets around but he’s switched the lock system … hey, weird times and so. At least I’m old enough to remember the pre-inliner skates.
“Brand New Key” lost the top spot in the Billboard Charts to “American Pie” …
And Michael Jackson was already around as solo artist. Just wow.
Powered by WordPress with ComicPress