This weekend will be a lot different than most Easter Holiday weekends.  But it will also be a memorable holiday during the Pandemic.

My favorite Easter memory comes from a time of struggle.  I was a young teenager and it was just my Mom and I at home.  Money was tight that year, so my Mom came to me to talk.

My mother loved traditions and one of the traditions like a lot of families was a new Easter outfit.  New suit, or nice sweater shit and tie.  As we would say in the south

SUNDAY GO TO MEETING CLOTHES

But that year we could not afford that.  Mom with tears in her eyes told me about the situation and asked if it was OK?

You bet your Cadbury Egg it was Ok.

Mom said she thought we had enough money to buy a record and a stop at one of our favorite fast food restaurants.  Man, I thought that was great.

So off to the store trying to decide on an album…… I made my choice then it was off to Arthur Treachers Fish and Chips.  We took our meal home and I opened my album and placed the needle on the black vinyl.   Then it happened.

 

I WAS FIRED FROM THE FRONTIER HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS FOR SAYING %$#@, IN A TOWN WHERE THE BIG GAME WAS CALLED CRAPS”

I looked at my mom with her mouth wide open and eyes dancing but not because of the aroma of Fish and Chips.  The Album was a comedy album by George Carlin called AM and FM!  And the FM side was classic Carlin using words that would make my mom blush and if I used the same words it was LIFEBOY TIME!  YUK

In my defense, I only knew Carling form his appearances on TV where he was using good clean comedy.

After begging my mom to let me keep the album and promises to only listen to the CLEAN side, which I did!  You believe me don’t you!   She agreed to let me keep the LP.

That meal of Fish and Chips was delicious as I laughed at the CLEAN side of AM-FM with my wonderful Mother!