Tibbs, did you read telephone lines
not power lines?
I only have one kid and maybe touching that phone line did
affect her, now that you mention it.
I have pictures of her and the neighbor kids on top of the drift touching the phone lines.
My family lived in Miles City, Mt. for a short while when I was very young.
We lived in a trailer court and a trailer moved out. It had rained and
all the kids lined up (for whatever reason, I do not know) and put
their finger in the plug in socket where the trailer had been hooked to
electricity. Everything went well, because those kids had on tennis shoes.
But not me.
When it was my turn, I lit up like a light bulb.
Luckily, some little 6 year old girl threw herself at me and knocked m
away from the electricity. If she had grabbed ahold of me, they say
we would have both been toast. I've thought of her often, and I wish
I know who she was, so I could thank her. But it will be a mystery that
is never solved, most likely.
So, yes, I know about kids and electricity.
There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.