This life is full of interesting happenings. I remember as a child I was riding with my dad & Brother in law on the way to a General Assembly. A series of meetings held by our church every couple years. Of course there was nothing like GPS but road maps were free. So we got to the city limits of Memphis okay. I will never forget that day. I saw the MEMPHIS CITY LIMITS sign; just past it was another sign: Memphis-20 miles. I had NEVER pictured a town that big.
Getting closer into town strangers always stopped and asked directions. We did. Dick, my BIL, wheeled in to an Ice Plant because he saw a guy sitting on the dock, it was about 6AM we had driven all night.(No motel stay back then)
Dick: “Sir, could you direct us to the Auditorium here in Memphis?”
Man: “Er, naw sir, not me,” then he yelled, “Charlie, Charlie do you know where Auto Torium Lives?”
Man inside, “Huh uh.”
Man: “Better try at the all night service station down yonder, we don’t know no Auto.”
Dick: “Thank you sir!” And we left.
Just out of the drive all of us burst out laughing. That was a joke until Dick died.
If you pay attention you will find life is good.
I participate in a forum called Acts. Bonnie (who comments here on occasion) told this, I cracked up.
1955 VW Beetle
Early one morning she was going into town to pick up newspapers, there was a hill going into town and her VW gained too much speed, she was stopped by the local constabulary . After some back and forth he said, ‘I am on my way to breakfast and do not have time to give you a ticket, hold your hand out here’. Not understanding what was going on, she sat and looked at him.
He repeated, ‘hold your arm out the window.’ This time confused, she held her arm out toward him. He then slapped her on the wrist lightly and walked back to his car. I think she sat there, looking at her wrist, and it hit her, I have just received ‘a slap on the wrist’. That is the one and only time I have ever heard of that punishment being administered. She entitled the Post, ‘A Cop with a Sense of Humor’. I had to agree. Good post Bonnie, if you are lurking, thanks for allowing me to post that.
I have reached my word limit, maybe another time I will tell you about her very unique bumper sticker.
Thanks for dropping by the log.
1955 VW Karmann Ghia
A quote from that year:
'I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way
they are, it's going to be impossible
To buy a week's groceries for $20.00.