Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Reunions and Just One day at a time…….



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Little KNOWN FACTS:
…A sneeze travels out your mouth at over 100 m.p.h.
…Most of the dust particles in your house are dead skin.
    There is a company that will (for $14,000) take your ashes and compress them into a synthetic diamond to be set in jewelry for a loved one.
One day at a time……. 
I know that is a wise mantra.  But so many times in this life it is very hard to do. How do we really do that?

That cannot mean do not make plans, in life you must make plans.   Your DOCTOR, beauty shop appts etc.  So Living one day at a time does not mean NEVER think of the future, we must.

Don’t get me wrong, I know what it means (I think).  When you follow someone like MA, you get the idea, that girl has been able to master the task.

               (WHO will be at this reunion?)

Hey, I can do it for a few days, but if I don’t watch it I will borrow some perceived trouble from the future. My girl graduated from HS. She has a reunion every year now. It was every 10 years, then shortened to every 5 years.  Now that more folk are going to be buried each year, the class reunions are yearly. Do all classes do that?
          (Anyone see Max?  He started this!)

Anyway the reunion is held on or near our wedding anniversary, Sept 22.  I like to head south as soon as possible so I asked for a Dr. apt in early Sept. The only thing open was 26 Sept. I said, “I will be here anyway, so I’ll take it.”
         (I sure hope the food is better this year!)
 
So this year the class reunion is scheduled for 9 Sept. Now I look at the schedule and say a bad word, if my apt was earlier I could be headed south the 10th of Sept and have our anniversary dinner in the Deep South.  LOL
Don’t take that wrong, some of my best friends are in Sherry’s class and I do like to see them. I just wish the reunions were in June.  LOL.
(Will you look at what she is wearing, she thinks she is still in High School)

That is just an example of NOT LIVING ONE DAY AT A TIME. So I am going to try to live for this day and let the future take care of itself, because IT is a fact, I CANNOT CHANGE THE FUTURE!
 (That is all for this year's reunion, I sure hope Ed sings better next year!)

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These were new cars when Sherry's class graduated.

                 1956 Ford
        above the 1956 Chevy Below the 1956 Buick

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Our second time in The DC AREA



Little known facts:
1.   Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different.
2.   Your heart beats over 100,000 times a day.
  1. It takes approximately 12 hours for food to entirely digest.
We moved out of DC and moved to Norfolk, VA.  We owned a 42x8 house trailer and we could live off my meager pay.  Sherry did take a job in a gasket factory. Then went to business school and passed the Civil Service Exam.  I was away a lot on the Aircraft carrier, USS Independence CVA 62. Then to GITMO.
We spent 3 ½ years at GITMO, then a year in Albany, GA.  That followed by a few years in Key West.

 (Sherry and I often at lunch in the grass with this view)
Then Back to the DC AREA. I worked in the Bureau of Naval Personnel. Our building was next to the Pentagon in size. We overlooked the Pentagon, located by the Potomac.  We had a good view of Arlington Cemetery and The huge DC monuments. This time we were wiser and knew to use a realtor.  Of course Sherry is a dedicated worker and had received awards at her jobs in GITMO and Key West.  She had no problem locating a job. Fortunately her desk was just down the hall from where I worked, and we worked the same hours.

WE were in DC when President Carter was in office. WE both had voted for Carter the first time around. Plains, GA is just a hop, skip and a jump from Albany (ALL-benny, local speak). Strange thing around our family. Shirl’s hubby Jim was mistaken for Carter many times.


We were in DC when the Farmers took over the Mall with the tractors and equipment.  I was amazed at the huge tractors driven into the city! WOW!
We also had friends and family visit and we showed them around. Sherry did some of the tour guide stuff when I had to work. She took her sister Colette and family thru the White House, US Mint and the Mall area without me. She had no problem navigating the city.

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                        1963 Ford T-Bird

Monday, June 19, 2017

Our first time Living in the DC area



FIRST: Thanks Lisa for the fix of my blue overlay for 'My Pictures', They are now clear. THANKS!
 
Little known facts:
1.    Toxic house plants poison more children than household chemicals do.
2.   You are more likely to be infected by flesh-eating bacteria than you are to be struck by lightning.
3.   According to Genesis 1:20-22, the chicken came before the egg.

With last night’s entry mentioning DC a lot of memories came up.  I cannot find a picture I wanted to show but it is the family with President Johnson.  Some of the family was very impressed. There is a slight misconception, the picture was taken at the Wax Museum. LOL
To give you an idea when we were there, LBJ was president the first time. I remember the big Texan getting in trouble with the press back then by pulling his Hound or Beagle’s ears. The animal rights activists were just beginning big time. He lifted the dog’s front legs off the ground with his ears. The dog didn’t seem to mind but the press did (well, they seemed to relish talking about his ‘cruelty’.)
During our stay there that tour the Very Active leader of the American Nazi Party was assassinated while doing his laundry at a coin laundry.
One more incident in the apt. complex Sherry woke me up one night while I was having a bad dream. I was in IBM repair school and in my dream I was working on a 407 Accounting Machine, and when I would try to fix something it would blow up, BAM!
When she finally got me awake she said, someone is shooting! (When he would shoot, my dream machine would blow up). LOL! A man on the 2nd or 3rd floor was shooting from his window at anything that moved. He never hit anyone. A swat team fired tear gas into the room but not after missing once. Our apt filled with tear gas and we exited the back.  He was subdued, no one was injured.
Those were the odd incidents I remember. We had a great time. The school was excellent, Our first time in the DC area.  We climbed the Washington Monument and we got to visit the Smithsonian(s). Places Every American should get to see.
 (Full size rockets, I think a space shuttle and a full size locomotive. These museums are fantastic.)
Funny what can kick in the old memories!
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