I picked up a magazine once when Sherry was at the doctor. It was a boat magazine. You know the cool fancy sail and power boats. There was about 20 pages of boats for sale. NONE less than $100,000. It hit me, WOW there are some rich folk in the country. I saw some in the millions, several had their own helocopter.
If you read my book "The Vacation", below is a picture of the Titiana (Tie-she-anna) That Jerry & Sherry leased for their vacation.
The Doctor's office was in the Villages and they had a TV on about house hunting and buying. These folk were looking at a home in the $600,000 range with a $400,000 remodel budget. I built houses for years and cannot fathum that price range, although I know it exists.
As I sit here now, it goes through my mind that SOON my sons will sit where Sherry and I sit in life. The grand/great grand of a family. For myself, I am satisfied with what I see. I hope they can be as happy with what they see.
I made a few bad decisions in my life and still lived thru them. I see some shaky decisions by family members, but know they have some solid footing, baring a disaster, they will make it. I have said I am a 'know it all', and it is hard to hold your tongue until you are asked. I am doing pretty well.
Friend Joan out in Utah (the other grand parent), sent me some 'funnies and facts'. One was:
Tell me again, WHEN DOES THAT, "YOU ARE OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER" Start to kick in?
Sherry heard from Jack Jr. who is visiting his son Ben and granddaughter Elsie out west in Utah. They seem happy.
from the Chrysler Corp 1960's