Today's look back in the exciting history of Jack (while Sherry sat at home, no excitement, just waiting)
Valdese years, I was somewhere the 12-15 years old bracket. I learned a lot during those years. Had my first bank account. Cut grass, etc for extra money. I opened a saving account with two dollars. Built it to about $20. Took out to buy a white sport coat and some cool shoes, white bucks. I can’t remember the occasion, but it would not have been for church (LOL). When we moved I had left fifty cents in savings, had it been a dollar I would have been rich by now, probably up to $20 again, but fifty cents they take for a maint. Fee and close the account.
Shirl grew up in Valdese. She graduated from HS there. The one and only person in our family to do so. Dad put me in the back yard to give Shirl OUR room. I lived in a little homemade trailer. The only picture I have of it is in the picture of Bob and I in the convertible. It is in the background. I loved that. Ace slept with me and I had my own radio with no case and knobs, but it worked.
Even more sadness than Frank’s death was the death of my beloved Ace. Chasing chickens was his down fall. Mr. Brinkley had a lumber yard across from the church and parsonage. He raised chickens (loose) in amongst the lumber piles. I think he got enough of Ace, and poisoned him. I buried Ace and prayed over his grave so long I must have got religion again. I asked God to please take him to heaven and I would live good and come to see him. (I tried for a week or two!) LOL.
Sherry was jealous of Ace. I carried two pictures in my wallet after I met Sherry, one of her and one of Ace. LOL (TRUE!)
Next…… Dad get ‘orders’, an assignment to Belmont, NC. He had heard of a girl there who was just dying to take me off his hands. She was pining away, staying at home just waiting the arrival of this guy in Shining armor. LOL Her dad was saying Where is he?????
More tomorrow! Thanks for reading history!!
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