******** Automobile’s of Art:
The here and now:
Happy New Year
I have a brother in law older than I and one younger than I am, Johnny. I give Johnny credit for saving my life. I have told here on this blog that once when I was dating Sherry and planning to try to make it serious by asking her to ‘go steady’. Some of you young folk will have no idea what that meant to boys and girls in the 1950s.
Anyway I ‘accidentally’ dated a former girlfriend during that time and when Sherry learned about it she refused to talk to me. I think she had already planned to move to NYC to get away from the snotty kid who had been dating her.
Friend Martha had a pair or Sherry’s shoes, and I volunteered to return them. I knocked on the door and Johnny came to the door, Sherry refused to come to the door. I gave Johnny one shoe. Later I came back with the other shoe and Johnny refused to answer the door, forcing Sherry to do it. That way I had a chance to beg, grovel, plead and give her the other shoe. She actually laughed and forgave me. If Johnny had come to the door I might be an old bachelor or just jumped in the river, my life was over! Instead I have my angel.
That sounded silly, but it was one serious problem for a 16 year old. Strange isn’t it. How at times decisions of the moment can make or ruin a life. One indiscretion can change the course of the stream of one’s life.
Maybe Sherry would have given me another chance without the shoes. But at 16 I knew she had dated much better prospects than me, and one of those guys could have come back into her life. I could not stand the thought. LOL
BUT heck with it, I won, I am happy and Life is good.
Remember the flooded Peace River?
The Peace is back in its banks.
Thanks for coming by the Shipslog.