Sunday, January 05, 2020

Still Waiting

For my Tom Mix decoder ring.

My friend Wilson and I spent the better part of a whole day trying to figure out ...WHAT....and "how to produce a
"reasonable facsimile"....of a Ralston Cereal box top.

THAT was a dollar or order your  very own Tom Mix decoder ring.
We finally sent off for the ring.....and waited.

And waited.

And waited.

It never arrived.

Years later, I happened to mention this..thinking that it had been a scam.,"
However, my sister, Kak, said no.   She admitted that she had gotten the mail early the day the ring arrived....saw what it was.....decided that I...her younger brother...might choke on it...and threw it away.

Oh....the heartbreak!

However, just by sheer luck, I never got attacked by hostile Indians and never really needed Tom to come to my rescue.