On this Day: June 29, 1968

On this day in 1968 Tammy Wynette was at #1 on the US Country singles chart with “D-I-V-O-R-C-E.”

Written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman, the song is a woman’s perspective on the impending collapse of her marriage.

The lyrics begin with an old parenting trick of spelling out words mothers and fathers hope their young children will not understand.