Monday, July 24, 2006
My favorite childhood memory - Breaker Breaker 19
The Citizen's Band Radio (aka - CB). My parents were both big into these things and they belonged to several groups/clubs that were involved with it. My dad's handle was "Tiger" and my mom's was "Kitty Cat", I was "Love Dove" (which I did not pick out - K). We had so many close friends in these groups and we would do all kinds of things together; camping, fishing, picnics, parties, coffee breaks, and my very favorite the "FOX HUNT". In a Fox Hunt, a large group of cars would use their mobile CB radios to play hide and seek. One person was the FOX and he would have to keep his CB radio microphone "Keyed - or talking" for 1 hour nonstop - within a 30 mile square radius - while the hunters searched for them - using only the strength of the signal that the talking FOX put out. So when we hunted -you had to have a co-pilot to navigate you - tell you when you turned here the signal got stronger or weaker - I was my Dad's co-pilot. Whoever found the FOX (sitting in their car talking) first would then become the FOX in the next month's FOXHUNT. We had so much fun doing this, it was always a good time. My dad came in second like 12 times -GGRRRRR, and just before he got too sick to be driving we actually won first place - so his last ever FOXHUNT the two of us sat in his van and joked and laughed on that microphone waiting for someone top find us!! These are Priceless memories!!!