What is a big deal is how the glasses were attached to him. Not by hooks around his ears, but by a very long black ribbon (more than 6 feet long) that was attached to a brooch with fake diamonds!
SEE THE SCRIPT
___________________The script begins with an unusual letter from Bess; this one goes into a bit of detail about Walter's kneecap and Bess even makes a joke, saying his kneecap has "gone off the reservation" - that is, his kneecap is on the "warpath."
For Bess, who doesn't make jokes (despite her literary "ha ha's") that was a fairly special joke.
RUSH: I could eat a fried horse, harness an' all.and then later...
RUSH: I'll be delighted to make it plain as a horse.and then later...
RUSH: I'll be delighted to make it plain as a horse why Rooster's glasses threw a bomb-shell that hit civilization.