Saturday, March 11, 2017
On this day in 1953, Mrs. Charlotte Dunlop, a 50 year old school teacher from Santa Barbara, CA, left her job early, when school was closed due to a power outage. Stopping at the drug store on her way home to refill her prescription for diet pills, she was horrified to spy her 19 year old son, Doug, sharing a banana split with Rosa, the 17 year old daughter of the Dunlop's Mexican-American gardener. Mrs. Dunlop let out a shriek before falling faint to the floor. Upon witnessing his mother losing consciousness, Doug was quick to run to her aid. As the druggist administered smelling salts, Rosa quietly slipped out the front door. When Mrs. Dunlop came to and babbled on about what she'd seen, Doug convincingly laughed it off, assured his mother that the idea of him socializing with a wetback was ludicrous, and suggested that she was hallucinating due not having eaten all day. Crisis averted.