There are always weird or strange things that happen to kids and there were several incidents that occurred with my friend Patty and I. The first was when we were roller skating in front of the mini-mall about a block from our house. There was a liquor store, a laundermat, another store that I don't remember what it was and BoBo's, the local bar. We had skated down to the liquor store which was also a mini-market and as we left the building, a blond man asked us if we wanted a ride. My friend Patty was beautiful with long blond hair and blue eyes and I was considered cute, but we were smart enough to quickly skate away, rush home and tell our parents. The guy was never caught.
Another weird incident occurred one night when all of the neighborhood kids were out after dark playing Kick the Can. We had noticed a stranger hanging around, so all of us kids decided it was time to go home. The next morning when we awoke and went outside, there was a large puddle of blood on the sidewalk and on our neighbor's garage door. The police were called. We later learned the blood was human blood, but there were no reports of anyone injured, killed or missing, so it was dismissed.