Monday, January 13, 2020
Daddy would be 117
Autos of beauty
This is the first car I ever remember riding in. 1941 Chevrolet 4dr.
Daddy did not hear well towards the end of his 69 years here on earth. But his birth January 14, 1903 made him the first child of the farmers, Lonnie and May Etta (Hilly) Darnell. They lived in the community of Red Hill, Georgia. That is just outside Toccoa, just across the line from South Carolina. They raised cotton, potatoes and peanuts.
Grandpa and Grandma with Daddy 1903, washed out picture, but I love it.
Dad enjoyed the beginning of paved roads then saw the use of automobiles, airplanes, computers and space travel in his SHORT 69 years. He also lived thru 2 World Wars and the great depression; amazing stuff. However things change so fast now, that our older generation cannot keep up.
I am lucky, I have a sweet lady who had that figure of 117, she stores info like sponge holds water. I knew it was dad’s birthday, but not his age. Three days after dad’s BD, I was born. It is hard to believe he has been gone 48 years.
I asked Sherry once what her Birthday was She said
“November 6th.” I asked “But what year?” Her smart ---- answer was, “Every Year.” Lemme tell you don’t mess with wimmin, young ‘er old.. (I’m readin’ a lotta Westerns, memmber?)
A couple people asked about a brand of hearing aids. I don’t even think the one I bought had a name. But it was made before 2006 because that is when I bought it at a yard sale. I am betting that the newer ones are better.
A lady let me see one she had bought lately and it was very small. She liked it.
My head-bands arrived today, one from Tough Outfitters and the other from Temple Tape. I am not sure if I like them or not, there is no strip of rubberized non-slide on the inside’. I am hoping to wear the headband when it is windy, wind really gets to these.