Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Still no Motor home, but there is Tarryterre, Mel, Dar and Cher
Cars of Art:
An early 1940-50 Customized Caddy
Now for tonight:
We are still having a tough time living in our old house. This house is the third one we built for us. Each one was to be the last. This house is the one we left about 20 years ago to live ‘on the road’ in a motorhome. When we took off we had no idea how long it would last. The house has been leased out. The last person to live here was my sister Shirley. Now that we are forced OUT of our mobile-estate, we realize for now, that is where we belong. We are anxiously waiting an update call.
We know we cannot stay on the road forever, but we have friends who have driven and maneuvered coaches well into their 80s. I do not know of a 90 year old full timer. We (or maybe I) are shooting for my mid eighties. Sherry only drives now for a short relief for me, she says she is not comfortable in the driver’s seat anymore. Enough of our history.
If you read ‘Tarryterre’ or her ‘The scooter Lady Rides Again’ you know she is a witty lady. She is big on seasons and hats. 'The Scooter lady' was always short ‘Shots’ of a witty nature. That has been quiet for a couple years. But there was a time TT & hubby had a personal mystery (or problem) someone nearly beat their door in trying a LOUD home invasion. We all sat awaiting insurance payments and a door replacement. They lived with the damaged door for a while. She pens an interesting Blog.
There are three interesting ladies, sisters, who live in the Northern woods, from the BIG 'O" family. Well Cher, (Cher Shots) is actually a little further north and a Yooper (Upper Michigan). Mel always had a lot of pictures and Dar had an informative blog. Dar still comments but all three ladies have ‘set back’ on their blogs.
We actually got to meet Dar & Mel and spend some time with them. This bunch is one interesting family. They live off the land, hunt, trap, & grow their veggies. They still can and freeze like mama used to do. They even make syrup, grow mushrooms and pumpkins. Dar & Bill have a beautiful long house way back in the woods.
We met Sara, Mel and Slims sweet daughter and a son and grandson of Dar’s. I met Sy, who tagged me ‘magic Jack’. One of the highlights that year was meeting the mother of the clan, just a little older than Sherry & I but sharp as a tack. At that time she was still using a rifle and hunting for her winter meat. She got her deer again the next season.
Just thinking of these guys and YOU reading, is making this summer end on a nicer note than it was. THANKS.