It has now lived since 2004. What started as a three week hitch continued for thousands of entries on AOL. Shipslog was once an AOL Journal of the Week. That week we were on the AT and had no way of uploading pictures, very disappointing to me.
(Sherry driving the rig, Colette riding shotgun)
A trip across country was the start of the Shipslog. We all knew if we took a long trip with Sonny and Colette the phone bills would be astronomical. Their family was close knit. They would be calling to check on Steve and Vickie.
The internet was just being introduced to us common citizens and Sherry and I were on AOL. So I started an AOL journal to keep both our families appraised as to where we were.
(At times Sonny & I drove other times we sat at the table and talked, the best buddy you could ever ask for)
I never gave thought of anyone reading the blog other than family. No one commented. After a few days I got a comment from ‘The Real Big Ears’. It was son Jack. he made about 5 comments. and that was it.
The Shipslog was just over a year old. I was posting from the Entrance of Cape Cod, and talking about over looking Buzzard's bay, out of the blue I got a comment from a sweet lady out of Kansas City. LINDIE, She had been the wife of a young soldier years before in that area.
Wow what a kick, she enjoyed the journal and many of my views. She even put up with reading my LONG 1500-2000 word entries. Lindie still comments at times. She is a distant sweetheart.
(The year of the Journal we past this spot in De Smet, SD. That monument marks the spot of ‘The Little House On The Prairie, the Cottonwood was really planted by Pa)
The face of the Shipslog changed when a sweet niece said she could not read uncle Jack, he was too wordy, and I was. I now have got the entries down to 400-500 words and would love to get them down to 300, and still express myself.
(We also visited Crazy Horse and Mt Rushmore)
So with the odometer reading at around 315. Thanks for stopping by.
PS: I enjoy reading all the comments but I seldom answer comments here. I do e-mail at times, but I do appreciate anyone taking the time to comment, good or bad. I know folk have other things to do.
I must work on this, now the word count is 444.(Pic comments and PS!)