Acrobats on the Empire State Building 1934
Now from Florida:
Until I was old I never thought too much about the paths my life took from not having roots. As a Preacher’s son we moved several times during my school years. Fortunately it was always in the summer and I was able to make friends without being dropped in a school cold turkey not knowing anyone in town.
Now knowing Sherry’s life, I see the difference in roots and rootless. I remember only 3-4 people I was in school with from grade 1 to 10. I do know a few from the 11th grade, the year I quit. On the other hand Sherry knew over a hundred people from her 12 years of school. Many still alive and friends today.
Several of her classmates still gather at Hardees on Monday morning. On her birthday she talked to several of them. Evelyn called from Hardees and passed the phone around for them to wish Sherry a Happy Birthday.
I see my sons. Both objects of the military life, both HS dropouts, neither with High School friends.
They have established good friends, but none from childhood. They each do have one good friend, both friends came from our time In Key West.
Does a mobile life cause big differences in personality traits? We have two sons. Both in their upper 50’s. They are as different as night and day. They are the perfect example of the ‘Odd Couple’. One orderly to a fault, the other disorderly to a fault. Both have a great work ethic. But one despises dirt, the other seems at times to relish it. One will look for the better, easier way to do something. The other will bull his way thru with his ‘perfect body’ and strength.
One will pack his clothes in a suitcase the other had just as soon use grocery store plastic bags. They still get along well, I am proud of that (it probably is better to limit their close contact to ten days or less). LOL
A repeat pic of the boys and their mom from yesterday!
We love these boys and are proud of them. Both have went thru very dark times, not sure they made it thru unscathed. Neither has a wife now. But both have been successful in their own right. They have always loved and respected their mother. I like that. I hope and pray that all the wild times are behind them, and the rest of their lives are good and happy.
By 60 years of age, 60% of men and 40% of women will snore.
1948 Dodge Panel truck