One day, when I was eight, King's Klubhouse announced a big contest, sponsored by the Seattle-King County Safety Council. I don't remember what we had to do to enter the contest---something pertaining to safety of course---but the first prize was a large toy semi truck that had, I believe, one hundred silver dollars in its trailer! Of course I entered.
Weeks later, I was playing in one of the Blaine gullies when a friend happened by and shouted down to me, "Hey, Dale! You won the contest on Stan Boreson!" If screaming cheers could make one fly, I'd have had to dodge planes on the way home!
It seemed like forever, waiting for my giant toy truck full of silver dollars! Finally a large envelope arrived from King-TV for me. It turned out that I did win, but my friend hadn't got the part about my not winning first place. Instead, this is what I received:
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