When we visited Ora and her hubby Mixon we talked mostly about her Cochlear Implant. In learning more of their lives, she related a couple incidences in her life related to the Military. Mixon is a retired Army Chaplain, a great guy.
She said once on a base in Georgia, in military housing, she was standing washing dishes looking a out the window at the very instant the house across the street blew up. It was the house of the head Chaplain and he was blown from the house with only minor injuries, but ‘severely’ undressed. No one was hurt badly in the incident, which was a miracle. Of course the Major’s ego was bent.
The explosion was due to a gas leak and when the light switch was thrown, the spark ignited the awaiting gas. BOOM!
For me, there is an empty lot on Central Ave that always draws my attention. Once a church stood there for sale. Mark was interested so he and I looked at it. We walked thru the building, Mark was saying I want to build Sherece a play house in the bell tower among other things. There were a lots of possibilities.
They could not come to an agreement on a price. A few months later I drove by the church on the way to get a cup of coffee at McDonalds. The entrance door had been painted a bright red and a sign posted ‘Wet Paint’. I figured ‘Mark missed that one.’
I was gone about 5 minutes and drove back by, The church was no longer standing, Dust was still rising, the entire building had collapsed. I was the first person there. Then others drove up. There were no cars in the parking lot, no one in the church, no one hurt, BUT I was astounded. a few weeks before the building looked and felt SOLID as a rock.
It fell FLAT, no debris in the streets. IT WAS GONE! I immediately thought my son and his family could have been in there. I did not see it fall, but I was close enough to be amazed.
Life is full of surprises, remember any?
Here are some 1969 models….
I never heard of the Holden, but I sure like that dude… You open the car, not the doors….. OH!