Saturday, April 27, 2019

#7 Daddy, THAT man in my LIFE!

Early Japanese Cars
           1969 Nissan Patrol

Yes, my dad enforced these rules on his children. I understood his point, but it did not make attending school any easier. Yes, they were a TAD too strict, and that is the truth!

Oh, I sneaked off to the movies. I loved Roy, Gene and Lash Larue. I did receive a spanking when caught. Looking back, I don’t think my parents worried that much about my sneaking. In many ways, daddy let me be a boy. Once I was in real trouble. Roy and Trigger came to Burlington. I was picked out of hundreds of screaming kids, to ride trigger. My picture was on the front page. I could not lie out of that one.

Our church has changed in so many ways. Most of the old practices (rules) listed are now forgotten. Wise decisions by administrations over the years.

Fate is a strange bed-fellow. I didn’t like my name ‘Jackie’, once I learned it was a girl’s name. BUT when our first son came along, we named him ‘Jackie Jr.’. AND, no matter how much I wasn’t happy as a Preacher’s Kid (PK), I once decided I would be a preacher. I actually pastored 2 older churches and organized a very successful one, it is called, “The New Hope Church of God.”

A few days ago we attended a Birthday dinner for Maisie Allen. A  charter member of New Hope, She is 92. Steve and Linda were there along with about 30 others. I performed the wedding ceremony for Steve & Linda over 50 years ago. They have a beautiful family. I hear the New Hope Church is doing well.

More about daddy tomorrow.

Nite Shipslog.... 
Like segregation, some things were accepted. Some teachers (band leaders and coaches especially) could be harsh on kids who could not participate in certain activities. Name calling was common and belittling in front of your piers.


Glenda said...

The birthday celebration for Maisie's 82nd sounds lovely, enjoying new memories of old friends. And yes, I remember wearing long pants vs gym shorts in gym class....felt like an oddball, oh well. Kids get over a lot of that stuff, fortunately. Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend. Hugs from Chobee, Glenda

Mevely317 said...

Okay, now I'm in awe. You actually got to sit on Trigger? I liked Roy and Dale a lot … but I LOVED Trigger and Buttermilk.
Funny about your given name. My former husband named his youngest son, "Joey Patrick." Of course, he detested being called, "Joey." I think it's cute. (Jackie, too!)


wow maisie is 92. that is terrific. sounds like you were a typical little boy.

Chatty Crone said...

You got to sit on Trigger - my hubs would have liked that. I think that your lived a very interesting life.

betty said...

That was cool you could attend Maisie's celebration! And also cool you got to sit on Trigger! Definitely a great live you have lived and are still living!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It must have been wonderful to be at a dinner for that 92 year old. That is something to be able to celebrate for sure ! It must have been a sign of the times, having that ie added on to your name. I've even been called Pamie a time or two. I think of it as a sign of endearment and can see why your son had that ie included in his name too.

Dar said...

There is strength in certain names......and you have strength. I've never liked my name, so most friends have shortened it to Dar. At least my twin and I were not named Zeek and Zelda , knowing that, I can handle Darla and Douglas much I love your name, Jack-ie. You introduced yourself as Jack, however, when we met. We also grew up with ' rules ' but they made us strong, courteous and loved.
love n' hugs from up north in our chilly sunshiny day. Have a great Sunday.