Brother John’s

Autobiography

My real name is John Allen Waldron, but I’d rather you call me Brother John. There are reasons for that and I’ll attempt to explain some of them in another post at some later time. For now… Brother John will suffice.I was born on the 24th of September in the year of 1955, making me a Libra (on the cusp). It was the year our President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, had suffered a mild coronary while on a presidential vacation, James Dean was killed, RCA had offered Elvis a $35,000 contract, a black woman refused to sit at the back of the bus and was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white. As a result, a young Martin Luther King Jr. then boycotted the bus system. Bugs Bunny made his debut, General Motors was going strong, the movie Oklahoma was a big hit, folks were listening to Bill Haley and His Comets singing “Rock Around the Clock”, the very first McDonald’s restaurant opened, The Lady and the Tramp was a very popular movie, Tennessee Williams won a Pulitzer for his drama: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, Mary Martin got her Tony for “Peter Pan”, we ALL loved Lucy (but also: Disney’s Disneyland, Jack Benny, You Bet Your Life, Dragnet, I’ve Got a Secret, and a new show by this guy named Ed Sullivan), 7 out of every 10 families owned a motor car, the average wage was $3,851 per year, and Coka-Cola had gotten itself a shiny new container… the aluminum can! We saw the very first pocket transistor radio, electricity started being produced by atomic generator, and we lost Albert Einstein.

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Brother John
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania USA

2 Comments »

  1. thanks, BroJo, I’ve been sick and out of work and slipping into self-pity, for starters, and I have no idea why I clicked here (must’ve been an angel whisper in my ear) but I’m sure grateful I did. God bless you and your loving mate.

    Comment by george donahoe — March 29, 2008 @ 8:58 am | Reply

  2. George, I’ve sent you an email. I’d like to get to know you better and hear your story.

    Brother John
    Lansdowne, Pennsylvania USA

    Comment by Brother John — March 30, 2008 @ 12:21 am | Reply


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