I had never known anyone by that name, I didn’t know you could name a person after a town. I had never met anyone named San Antonio or Belmont. Why not San Diego or Kansas City? Anyway once the vacation was over we went back to our homes for a short spell. Both of us decided, at the urging of the government, to spend some time in and around Jacksonville, NC.
We renewed our acquaintance and were able to get to know each other much better. He thought his girl friend was better looking than mine, she was cute, but no way was she better looking than my Sherry. So we both decided to marry the girls and bring them to J’ville, NC. To prove it. We did that. The girls liked each other and we all got along wonderfully. It was a great friendship and it has lasted over fifty years.
Dal and Marion just left today. They came up to buy our lunch. They are just returning from a cruise out of Tampa. They will be in Florida for a day or so more then back to Pennsylvania . It is great to see them and talk of old times. Funny how that short friendship, about two years all totaled, forged something that has lasted. Both of our marriages have lasted over fifty years now, so there is a safe bet that the girls are not going to ditch us. It was good to see Dal, but don’t mention it to him, he is looking older. On the other hand Marion still looks nearly the same, I am not kidding. LOL! MARION WOULD NOT TELL ME HER SECRET!!!!
PS: (Correction, that was Parris Island vs Pleasure Island, my mistake.)
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