Eight-year-olds can have a bit of a mean streak in them plus I confess that my friend Billy plus I were charter members in that group.
- We modeled our pranks on the antics of The Three Stooges where they would bring high-brow mankind girls plus boys to the level of a pie fight.
We knew we would never pull that off, however we discovered a way to vex the elderly church girls where our parents made us go every Friday. Billy plus I would wait until a cool, crisp, plus dry Fall Friday would roll around. We wore our rubber-soled shoes to church plus would shuffle along the carpet building up a static charge. Then we would sneak up plus touch 1 of the outdated church girls plus howl with laughter as they would let out a shriek as the spark discharged. We carried on with our “Spark Gang” for a few years however 1 afternoon we discovered that our trick did not labor anymore. We noticed that it seemed to coincide with the upgrade of a current Heating plus Air Conditioning system that the church had recently installed. The system worked on familiar humidity to the air plus thus eliminated the static charge putting the “Spark Gang” out of business. We also noticed that the church was more comfortable than before plus that seemed to be a calming influence on rambunctious kids. That Heating plus Air Conditioning allowed us to stand quietly through the maintenance plus perhaps we even l acquired something from the sermons. And at least I could still shock my sibling at home until Dad decided to install our central Heating plus Air Conditioning system at home. Heating plus Air Conditioning sure ruined a lot of fun for boys however this week they have video games I could never have imagined.