(Day 24) Kingtones Memoirs
February 29, 1964 (Saturday)
I got up at 11:30 A.M. I made “breakfast,” loosely speaking. I had so little food that I decided to make a spaghetti casserole. I took spaghetti, chicken noodle soup, tuna and onions and mixed them all together. I baked it for half an hour. When it was finished, and the boys sampled it, the “breakfast” was declared the worst meal that they ever had! They wouldn’t eat it. They said they would rather starve!
As usual, the boys took their TV positions and started their television marathon. It was a beautiful day outside, but I couldn’t take advantage of it except to go for a walk. The only working vehicle was Bob’s. He didn’t want to do anything except watch TV and he wouldn’t let me take his car. I don’t know how he could stand that much TV, it was driving me crazy! I got a letter from Chick, however, which helped me keep my sanity for a little while.
At supper time, I decided to try a vegetable stew. I mixed mashed potatoes with creamed corn, regular corn, peas and carrots and chicken noodle soup and cooked them. What a mess! This now became the number one worst meal the boys ever had. Once again, they refused to eat it.
My “special breakfast,” along with my “unique dinner,” did have a positive effect with getting the boys away from the TV and out of the apartment. They held out, however, until 2:00 A.M. By then, they were so starved, that we all went to Royal Castle for something to eat!
When we finished eating, we went to the Friendly Bull Bar. They had a famous organ player performing there that we wanted to see. He was excellent, but we were so tired by then, we couldn’t really appreciate him. We didn’t stay long. We went back to our apartment and went to bed.
The boys were basically healthy. I was worried about a pain in my back along with a small spot on my chest which seemed to bleed quite often. I thought if it continued to bleed, I would go see a doctor.