Those are Hibiscus above. Yeah, I know that because my Big Brother used to raise them. These are outside Jerry and Debbie’s house, great friends of Johnny’s.
Animals have a way of taking over. This is El Paso. A stray cat that was going to be taken care of for the night, then to the Humane society the next day. They say that has been a few years now.
No, El Paso would not let me pet him. As a matter of fact they said Debbie is the only one he will allow to hold him. She loves that cat. He is a beauty.
Tags still on Jerry’s seat, more on that later.
Note how happy my BIL is when I get the girls.
More of Jerry and Debbie’s flowers. They have a show place home and yard.
They helped Johnny get settled after his land lord passed away and he was forced to leave, the house was to be sold. So this is where he ended up.
Johnny took us to see ‘his place’, immediately he went right to his favorite place, and told Sherry to look around. No guided tour!
He said, “Jack they tell me that is a Love seat you are in.”
I asked him did it work, he didn’t know. Here I am holding the tags and instructions still attached, must be a man thing. (note the new lamp beside me)
No bulbs in any lamps, “Debbie said I needed them, the are for looks, what do you think the overhead lights are for?”
John is a sports nut. So the TV is his life from the easy chair.
(below)Sherry and her little brother. She is so happy he is no longer in a rooming house and has his own stuff & place.
I smile to think of John’s life. In 70+ years, the most furniture he has ever owned before, was a bed, a chair and a TV. “What else you need?” he asks?
Do you have files? John’s whole life is described in about ten sheets of paper, that is it. No receipts, records, no bank statements, “What do I need them for?” He had me there!
We left them all in fine fettle and Big sister is happy that John is settled and has a passel of friends. She offered him a furnished place to live in NC, but he says he is a YPSI boy for life.
I broke our little camera. Story later. I ruined the LCD viewer on the back. I found instructions on how to fix it. Will order the part when we get nearer our home base.
This was called the VW Thing. the name was Thing. It was sold as the Kurierwagen in Germany, the Trekker in the United Kingdom, the Thing in the United States (1973-1974),