Here Glenda is telling Shirley how it felt as an eighth grader to have her hair fixed so pretty for graduation. (Shirley had fixed her hair that time!)
Sherry and I are on what is probably our last trip across country. We have never taken a bad trip, just some more memorable than others. This one has started out to be one that will rate at the top of the list. We have been gone nearly 45 days and driven over 3500 miles. Normally on our trips it is the places that over shadow people. This time more than ever People have out shown places. Every trip encounters loved friends and family, it is that this one, so far, has centered more folk, than geography.
Then Detroit’s history and location is famous, BUT we saw Johnny and got to meet his daughter Candice. That was a treat. There we also met another man from a forum I participate in.
(below John and I are solving the worlds problems!)
The Soo Locks, Mackinac Island, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and the wooded areas of Upper Michigan and Wisconsin do not compare to Dar & Mel’s crews up there. Slim & Bill were more entertaining than the House on the Rock.
Seeing the Conrad’s in Missouri over shadowed the beautiful rolling hills of North Central Missouri. Seeing and meeting friends we have only talked to on a forum was neat here in St. Joe. Of course I asked Gerald today if he knew Jesse James, without hesitating he said no, but he was hoping one day to dig up some of his treasure in his yard. We were fortunate to meet the pastor of a church in the small town of Savannah, MO. He, his wife and son were a pleasure to meet.
We also met John & Doris’s Grand Daughter, Kari, who I also met on the same forum.
Before he retired, and at the end of one of his shifts, Woody parked his police car in front of the station. As he gathered equipment, his K-9 partner, Jake, was barking, and he saw a little boy staring in at him. 'Is that a dog you got back there?' he asked. 'It sure is,' Woody replied. Puzzled, the boy looked at Woody and then towards the back of the van. Finally he said, 'What'd he do?'