Elvis in the Oval office with Nixon and Kissinger
This all I have:
I have some great friends with stories that curl my toes. LOL MY buddy AL of Maine who would not allow the surgeons to amputate his finger that they said would give him gangrene and kill him. The same with a toe. But he refused and they actually dropped off and healed up better than a doctor could have done. Al was unique, he had that toe and finger in a zip lock back to show me.
My friend, Dallas, who after many occupations became a Turkey farmer. He will not touch chicken. He says it started even before he was ten years old. Just cannot stand the thought of eating chicken, however, he will eat Turkey. Dallas’s life is wild with stories.
Buddy who has hundreds of exciting stories as a Texas trooper, detective, Army/Air Force Vet. When most folk are in England, most of us brought back pictures of the changing of the guard and Piccadilly Circus. Buddy brought back to the USA one of the UK beauties as a wife and wedding pictures.
There is Tuck who was destined to be a successful business man. First incinerators, then heavy equipment and finally chicken farmer. All the time living on the edge racing, wild skiing and mountain 4-wheeling.
Just a few notes concerning my conversations with my new friend Tom:
There are many more, but today it is Tom S. a country guy who made it good, now retired enjoying the fruits of his many years of up before the sun and working until the sun was gone.
He was telling me of family members they had buried. The Caskets costing upwards of $7,000. While clearing some land on the farm they were cutting large Ash trees. He took an eight foot log to an Amish Friend who built him a casket for $500. He has the casket stored. “This way Jack, I am taking a bit of the farm with me as I leave this earth and saving a little money also.”
His love and respect for Evelyn comes through. If he goes first, his family knows the money he has saved on his burial adds to what would have been paid for Evelyn’s. This is so SHE WILL have the best there is when she passes, she deserves it, he said.
PS: Little known facts about the USA
Thanks.. Tony D.
In 1893, an amendment was proposed to rename the country to the "United States of Earth."