We have a full couple days coming up. Sherry was born on the Climax Mill Village. And the Climax Reunion is Monday night starting at about 5PM, but they do not start eating until later. Of course she wants to go, so I will go to the City Council meeting and she will go to the reunion. I hate to miss the reunion because it is held at Catfish Cove and they have delicious food. LOL
I don’t know many folks there from her childhood but my first Sweetheart will probably be there. Margaret lived on the Climax. I had fallen in love with Martha; she lived on the Chronicle Mill hill. But she was not at church my first Sunday, but Margaret was. Yeah I was a little fickle. If you can’t love the one you want, you must love the one you are with, sort of thing.
Back to the reunion.
Margaret Woods is her name (my first girl friend) and she was and is a sweet girl (good one too, as a matter of fact). I only dated good girls, Dad gummit. Keep in mind this is North Carolina. Sherry and I bought a place in Tavares, Florida forty+ years later.. We thought we were going to settle down, leave the road. As you know you must go turn on all your utilities for a new home. When we got to the Gas Company, the pretty girl asked the last place we had gas. Belmont, NC. ‘My step mama is from Belmont’. ‘Yeah? Who is she?’…. ‘ Oh you probably never heard of her, she left Belmont years ago. Her name is Margaret Woods.’ Sherry says, ‘yes we know her, she is a very good friend, she was even Jack’s first girl friend, the one just before me’.
Is this a small world or what? There we were, three states away from where we knew Margaret. And here is her pretty step daughter. We got to see them all once again in Belmont at the funeral of Margaret’s dad. Margaret married a Woods from Florida so she got to keep her maiden name. He is a super guy, very quiet. A truck driver by trade.
**** Earth is the insane asylum of the universe.
**** Out of my mind. Back in five minutes.