(Picture Especially for Mel, Dar & Cher the Girl’s TRIO from the North woods!)
Now for today’ exciting entry!!!!!
I’ll never forget…….
The first time I burned my hand bad, was with hot tar. Boy did that hurt. I’ll never forget Dick and Kat coming to visit us in Burlington, and we went fishing. Dick walked away out on a tree that was growing parallel to the water, I was 5 yrs old. it looked scary to me, the water was coming from a Dam and was flowing pretty fast.
It amazed me, him fishing out there, he caught a Gar fish. I thought of that when we visited Bill and Dar and went out to their cabin. there was a tree lying across the creek and Sy and his dad walked out on it, my mind went back immediately when I saw Sy out on the tree. Then his dad walked out there to him. A warm memory.
I cannot forget rationing during WWII!
I’ll never forget the end of WWII, we were in Burlington, My brother, Jr., was home on leave from the USN, he was there on his Indian motorcycle. Seeing him riding up and down the road streaming toilet paper from a roll and blowing the rough sounding MC horn, everyone was blowing car horns, mama was crying daddy was laughing, THE WAR WAS OVER, that is a vivid memory!
I’ll never forget saving coupons, all kinds or coupons for the orphans in the Kannapolis Orphanage. I’ll also never forget the Orphanage band, they could really play, I remember the trumpets most, because I played a trumpet. I remember wishing I could play that good.
I’ll never forget lye soap. Mama did not use it after I was 6 or 7, but I remember it until then. I can still smell it.
I remember Vaseline Petroleum jelly, it was good for every thing, a lot like kerosene. I had a habit of leaning over the sink and getting a drink our of the spigot. Mama told me, that was not nice, folks didn’t do things like that. Well I figured folks should learn that. So, In the bathroom, using my little finger, I pushed the Vaseline pet. Jelly up in the spigot.
Those indoor toilets were new to me, later I ran to use the bathroom, yep, I jumped upon the sink and leaned over and turned on the water. PHEW, I taught folks not to do that, I want you to know!
I remember playing hop scotch with Shirl, she was good at that stuff. There are things in everyone’s lives that YOU WILL NEVER FORGET, I am sure, !
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If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests? (don’t answer that!)
I’ll never forget everyone joking saying, what direction is that car going? Like many cars Studebaker had features used in other cars later.