Friday, March 19, 2010

Our Married History started in South Carolina

NOTICE: AFTER THE LAST COUPLE DAYS I HAVE HAD TO ADD A KEY TO MY KEYBOARD, I HOPE YOU ARE NOT OFFENDED.


This crowd was in the Justice of the Peace's house. in YORK, SC

We got married on a short weekend in York, South Carolina. A short weekend meant I got off duty at noon Saturday, drove 250 miles home. We were married in SC by Justice of the Peace Nunn around 7-7:30PM. Cake cutting back at Belmont, NC then off 75 miles for a one night honey moon at Lake Lure, NC. Back to Belmont where we separated and I headed back to the base (ONE HAPPY GUY!).


My mom & dad on left and Sherry's dad & mom in the center.

We lived at Camp Geiger Trailer Park in 1956. I deployed to the Med and spent our first Honey moon ashore on maneuvers at Saros Bay, Turkey.
Back to Belmont on discharge. Looked for work for two months, got a job at the Charlotte Observer putting ‘This Week’ magazine inside the ‘funnies’. Tough job. I worked two weeks.


Sherry is pregnant. I quit and joined the USAF. We moved to Biloxi, Miss. Then we moved to Kirksville, Mo Radar site., Involuntarily Extended because of the Cuban crisis. Finally discharged and moved back to Belmont, NC and attended Bible School then moved to Moberly, MO to take a small church..


In a Short while we were called back to Rutherfordton, NC to pastor a church there.


We then moved back to the Belmont , NC area, bought an old garage and organized a church there. Built a parsonage, The church did great (and still is going strong). After all the construction I was restless. I needed a change (that is me). So I resigned the church and started back to school, Civil Engineering this time.


I am not thrilled with school, so I quit after a couple quarters and joined the USN. Hey a guy needs a change every once in awhile, right? All this time my lovely wife does not complain. My first assignment was aboard the USS Independence CVA62 an Aircraft carrier. We moved to Norfolk. While aboard the carrier I worked in the intel. Center and of course like all East coast navy ships we visited GITMO for training. GITMO, my type of place. I loved it, the weather was perfect. I went back aboard the Indy intent on reenlisting for duty at Gitmo.


Later I did and moved Sherry and the boys back to Charlotte to wait until I got housing. I shipped out to GITMO. At least one person reading this will know what comes next, right Ora? I shipped unaccompanied; Sherry and two boys were to follow.


Yep, the military wife must see to the packing. Get to the place of debarkation, ship the car, get manifested and fly to meet the hard working sailor in the sun in Gitmo. She did the job magnificently. What a beautiful site, seeing her disembark from that plane! Oh, of course it was good to see the boys too. ( LOL!) That was the beginning of a wonderful three plus year tour with no separations.


That was a good part of our life. That history lesson brings us up to about the half way mark of our lives until now. Only 10 -12 major moves in 12-13 years of marriage.
My girl is a trooper!

NIte Shipslog
PS:
Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.


(I lost an entire entry and half the pictures on this one. I decided to let well enough alone)



11 comments:

Rain said...

LOVE the new key on the keyboard, lol! I think I need at least one of those, ha ha! I love hearing your story Jack, you and Sherry are both gorgeous people! :)

Paula said...

You two were one handsome couple and still are. Yes I would say Sherry is a trooper.

Sayit-baldys said...

NO OFFENSE HERE EITHER JACK THOUGH I CAN DO VERY WELL WITHOUT THE EXTRA KEY.
LITTLE KIDS LEARNING TO WRITE SOMETIMES EXPRESS THEIR NEW FOUND VOCABULARY HERE AND THERE WITH NO GREAT HARM.
PART OF GROWING UP. sam

Sheila said...

I could see where that key could come in handy sometime. Your Sherry is a trouper, that is a lot of moving. Take care, Sheila

Dar said...

Military life for a wife and kids IS very MOVING sometimes...been there shortly. I know I wasn't as good at it as Sherry, bless her heart. You two sure are beautiful people, inside and out.
Have a wonderful weekend folks
Bless your journey
Oh, no offense taken, by any means Sorry you lost part of your entry, bummer

madcobug said...

You two made a handsome couple. Sherry was great doing all that moving by herself. Helen

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

very nice t0 read y0ur love and life st0ry,im learning a lot,thanks.
A w0nderful day t0 y0u
Hugs,
blue

Fred Alton said...

Love this post Jack and Sherry! The old picture of you two looks just like you did in Biloxi! Great looking kids. Did I say kids? We were old enough that we were carrying weapons and ammo and guarding this great country of ours.

Your special key reminded me of the story I heard that Billy Graham was having a bad day at golf ... but dared not say what he wanted to say. After some thought he called to one of his friends who was well known for his expansive expletive vocabulary with the following - "Please come up here and say a few appropriate words for me!"

Shirl 72 said...

I need one of those keys on my computer. Well
looked out back you be gone. Miss seeing the
House on Wheels out back. Hope you have a
good visit with your friends. See you upon
your return to the Historic Town.

Shirl

That corgi :) said...

I so want one of those keys for my keyboard! I would use it a lot on days of work. You guys have had a very interesting life together and I think God knew just what he was doing when he paired the two of you as husband and wife. You both compliment each other very much and work great together as a team!

betty

ρομπερτ said...

What an interesting reflection you do provide tonight. Concratulations upon all your achievements. Please have a wonderful Sunday you two.
p.s.: and yes, I would love such a key.