A Broken Arm, A Sling and The Batman Tv Show

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Keith Mayo
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A Broken Arm, A Sling and The Batman Tv Show

Post by Keith Mayo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:46 am

When Batman was in first run on tv I was 6 yrs old and living in Pasadena, TX. One late afternoon my older brother and I were playing football in the back yard when an accident occurred. He fell on top of me while we were both scrambling to pick up the football and being five yrs older, his weight caused my arm to get broken. Dad was a Marine Corps Recruiter and wouldn't be home for a few hours. Back in the 60's it was the norm for a family to have only one car so since Dad was at work, my mother couldn't take me to the hospital. She made a sling out of a sheet to rest my broken arm in and we awaited Dad's return so I could go to the emergency room. I sat in front of the tv with my broken arm in a sling and watched Batman. Dad comes home about half way through the show and tries to pick me up to take me to the ER. I yelled for him to stop and he thought I was in great pain but in reality I protested my removal because BATMAN WASN'T OVER YET!. The family sat there in disbelief watching me watching Batman on tv. Once the show was over I told Dad I was ready to go. Over the years Dad has told "the Batman/Broken Arm Story" a million times.

The attached photo was taken a short while before my arm got broken. For those who notice the strange leg brace and built up shoe I'm wearing, it was because I was crippled in my childhood.
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Re: A Broken Arm, A Sling and The Batman Tv Show

Post by dell » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:52 am

I'm glad to hear you had your priorities in order even as a child. :D
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Re: A Broken Arm, A Sling and The Batman Tv Show

Post by Keith Mayo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:11 am

Back then my whole world was Batman and GIjOE.
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Re: A Broken Arm, A Sling and The Batman Tv Show

Post by Blue Meanie » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:09 pm

Great story Keith. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: A Broken Arm, A Sling and The Batman Tv Show

Post by Mark Racop » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:39 am

What a great story, Keith!

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Re: A Broken Arm, A Sling and The Batman Tv Show

Post by Szabol » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:27 pm

Great story Keith.

Such a simpler time, where everything was black and white to our young eyes, even the photographs.
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