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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Little Known Ratchet History Fact #2: "The FIRST Hook UP"

Join me on this 87th anniversary of Negro History Week as I share some little known facts about ratchet history throughout this month. Why? Because ratchets deserve history books and you will DEAL! In today's installment, we learn about The "Hook Up."

Cheryl "Peaches" Delaney of Englewood, NJ, was working the night shift at a McDonald's in 1974. The 16 year-old high school junior had just been severely reprimanded by her manager, one Albert Mahoney, over her Afro hairdo being unprofessional.

Mahoney gave her an ultimatum of wearing a clown hat or being fired, and Delaney, working to save money for cosmetology school, relented and wore the clown hat.

Hours later, she noticed several of her classmates at the drive-through window, on their way to a party. Luscious Jones, Fred Williams, Eddie James, and Derrick Clemmons were riding in a green AMC Pacer(pictured below). The four of them ordered four hamburgers, and were going to split three orders of fries and two Cokes.
Peaches, who was filling the order, noticing that Mahoney (the  manager) had taken his nightly thirty-minute bathroom break, had an epiphany. She locked eyes with Lawanda, who was on fries, and Fat Sam, who was on the register and in a blur of motion, they stuffed  4 jumbo bags with 15 hamburgers, 5 cheeseburgers and 6 orders of large fries accepting only $1.01 from Luscious Jones as payment.

Cheryl "Peaches" Delaney had invented. . ."The Hook-Up."

We salute you Ms. Cheryl "Peaches" Delaney..  . A Leader in Ratchet-American History!

Shout out to Rodney for sharing this. 

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