What happens when some Chicago kids confront a novel technology? The answering machine was invented in the 1940s. The classic 1970s TV show Rockford Files began each episode with a message left on Rockford’s machine. But it was still uncommon in 1980s homes.
Emile was my college dorm neighbor and a decent musician. He also inspired a song by Chris Pearson.
My pet rat Albert died in fall of 1988. He was buried in an empty lot behind Bret Harte Elementary School.