The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963. a collection of terms and images related to Christopher Paul Curtis’s 1995 novel. the “brown bomber” (p. 6). “That was what we called our car. It was a 1948 Plymouth that was dull brown and real big, Byron said it was turd brown.”.
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a collection of terms and images related to Christopher Paul Curtis’s 1995 novel
“That was what we called our car. It was a 1948 Plymouth that was dull brown and real big, Byron said it was turd brown.”
From Mike’s 1940’s Automobile Page @ http://free.prohosting.com/~plymouth/alexp15.jpg
“Byron had gotten a conk! A process! A do! A butter! A ton of trouble!
His hair was reddish brown, straight, stiff and slick-looking. Parts of it stuck up like porcupine stickers because Momma hadn’t been too gentle when she snatched the handkerchief off.”
a lye-straightened hairdo popularized in the 1920s by Cab Calloway
Info: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame @ http://www.rockhall.com/hof/inductee.asp?id=81
Imagine Kenny and his family listening to this song while sitting in the Brown Bomber!
“Each of us kids got to play four songs each (I played “Yakety Yak” all four times)…”
PHILIPS Car Record-Player 45 rpm
“I took her shoes off for her, and inside one of her shoes was a kind of worn-down picture of a little white boy with a girl’s hairdo and a smiling dog. In a circle around both of them it said, “Buster Brown.”
“As I drifted back to sleep I wondered what a little white boy would think if he knew he was getting stepped on every day by my sister.”