Growing up in the south, there was a very big misunderstanding about the great USA. I don’t know where I got the idea, but my idea was above the Mason Dixon line was sky scrapers and cities. Below that was mostly agriculture. To me Agriculture was cotton and Tobacco the staples of North Carolina. folks grew corn for families and animals to be able to go get that tobacco and cotton! LOL We grew tomatoes, cabbage, potatoes and collards (along with onions) for families.
The mountains of NC were covered with Apple orchards and the flat lands of South Carolina was filled with Peaches. That was my knowledge until I joined the military. In the USMC I met Dallas Fletcher. We became friends. Dal talked like a country boy, but how could that be, he was from Pennsylvania? He talked about a strange named river called the Susquehanna. We would drive out some evenings thru the country around Camp Lejeune, and Dal would talk about the farm lands of PA. He said they probably had more farm lands than NC. (It was years later before I believed him.) haha.
(Taken just outside their trailer )
The thing that drew Dallas and I together was girls. He had a girl in PA, Marion. I had a great looking girl named Sherry. We were both determined to marry these girls. Dal would hitch hike to PA on a weekend to see Marion, and I would load up a bunch or Marines, who would pay me $5 apiece for a round trip to The Gastonia, NC area. Of course That paid for the gas and a date with my Girl Sherry.
Dal & I became close because instead of spending our time at the club, we would talk for hours about our girls. Fact is, We did marry pretty soon, and lived close to each other in the Base trailer park. We grew closer; Marion and Dal, Sherry & I. After discharge we continued Christmas cards and Pictures of the families as they grew. The kind of friends that mean something thru life.
Marion and Dallas (Now called Robert) & Sherry and I have been married over 55 years. We were serious about these girls.
The Fletchers stopped by our motor home while they were visiting Florida in 2011.
(Marion is still taller than Sherry, Sherry never grew up! She is still my cute little thing)
The Fletchers live not far from here and we got to see them. Like us, they have tried many things, they settled with raising Turkeys and have done well.
We love them like brother and sister.
Thanks for coming this way.
Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.
1932 Detroit Electric
“We have been trying electric for a long time, you would have thought we had it right, if it was going to work!”