Another story for you
Childhood , Oh so scary childhood “Mom don’t leave big brother in charge” maybe we can come with you… Please!
Jack’s in Charge-Scary Stories
I have a brother who I love dearly but as a twelve year old left in charge of his two younger sisters while Mom and Dad went down the street three doors away to visit Grandparents. Brother dear was left in charge, OH DEAR, oh dear.
My Brother, could not do any wrong, in my Mothers eyes. He always obeyed my mother’s request, at least he told her he understood and he would go get our parents should there be any trouble Sweet Boy, NOT .. OH YEAH! I would say to my sister oh here we go again what will he do now? He was a good brother but he sure scared us sometimes. He did know how to creep us out!
In my childhood there was no television, you would listen to the radio, and on Sunday evening there were horror or horrible shows as I would call them. Sound effects and voices were so scarey, creaky doors, screaming people, piercing sounds, footsteps to name a few. I still shiver
Dear Brother would get two chairs and place them in front of the radio. He would then say, sit down, First time it happened we thought we were going to play, musical chairs or something. But OH NO., Brother dear would go and get a couple of my Dad’s ties and tie us to the chair. He would then turn up the radio and shut off the lights.
Oh we were so frightened my younger sister would be crying, I would be screaming and no he did not stop He would just wait for a scary part in the program and then he would crawl under the chairs and grab our legs. The programs THE SHADOW KNOWS and the GREEN HORNET.
I do not know how my sister and I survived, you know much later in Life around the age of 45, it was discovered I had been born with a hole in my heart, this problem was never medically repaired or had any family Doctor known it was there. Over the years this caused major heart problems , and I ended up with Open Heart Surgery.. Here was this sweet thing scaring us to death, he was supposed to protect us, so I thought.
When the shows were over he would untie us put everything away, my parents would come home shortly after. Once again my sister and I would say that Brother was mean to us and tied us to a chair. Mother would say, “I don’t think he would do that.” She would ask him ‘’did you put those programs on the radio’‘and he would admit to it. Mom would say he will not do that again and that would be the end of the conversation.
Needless to say the next trip down the street by our parents to our Grandparents we would know, Here comes the Green Hornet, and experience the same treatment. One night shortly after, my mother, went out she did not go down the street right away, when the lights went out, she came in and caught him. WHEW we were safe AND THEY WERE NOT HEARD AGAIN. So ended LISTENING TO THE GREEN HORNET AND THE SHADOW KNOWS, and I am stronger for it. I think!
From the pen of Noreen—July 2018
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