I was the History teacher at an elementary school and it was “Open House”, where parents toured the school. All our rooms were decked out. I wanted to have something unique to show off that History could be interesting, so I brought my Edison Antique cylinder player. We also had 2 student volunteers. I trained these two to wind up the machine and change cylinders. They thought this was a lot of fun. I had forgotten however that relations between the races was very different circa 1915 from today. Just as an extremely nice black family entered my room a “comedy” recording started to play with two white guys doing an Amos and Andy type routine. The joke was something like “Hey Joe, why is you so slow” Joe replies “it’s only 9:00 LN” “What’s LN?” I’m afraid the answer was “Lazy N... Time” (!!!!) I don’t know how quickly I speeded across the room to take it off, but the Flash had nothing on me! I was totally mortified and ready to perform a begging apology, but the family seemed completely oblivious to what happened. I realized later that with these old recordings you have to become attuned and listen carefully. What I heard clearly, they probably did not hear at all. My career was still safe!