Cars of the Past
1956 Ford Crown Victoria
Sherry checks Obits in two newspapers most days. She reads many, looking for family or friends who are kin. This day she did not have to read the obit, she got a call. “We lost another class mate today, Carrol passed today.
I haven’t known Carrol that long, I met him thru Sherry’s class reunions. Sherry and her friends have known each other many, many years. He reminded Sherry many times that when her dad went to work at the Imperial Mill that his family moved into the house her family vacated when her dad left the Climax. He and JoAnn were regulars in the Hardee’s bunch until a few months ago. Carrol took charge many times to arrange get-togethers. Mill hill families were pretty tight, and Carrol tried to keep it that way.
Carrol on the left standing at 60th anniversary
He published a book on Belmont last year. The proceeds go to the Belmont Historical Society.
Carrol played the guitar and loved to entertain. He told me once, “Jack I just cannot get the timing right as I play, but I still love to play this guitar.”
Besides his organizing ability he was a draftsman, artist, cartoonist and writer.
His wife JoAnn is a sweetheart, a big fan of my writing and a proof reader. She has proofed some of my books and never asked for anything in return. JoAnn, Evelyn and Sherry shared the proofing. We always give a small stipend but nothing like proofing actually costs.
JoAnn will miss Carrol most, of course, but many friends and family will share in the grief. Fair winds and following seas to a well-known name in the town of Belmont. Carrol Trull, you will be missed.
At times like this, maybe it is good NOT to know all my classmates of the past. I mourn less than Sherry & her class mates. But of course I am learning to know HER friends and classmates and I am involved, but not with the intensity of someone who has known someone 70-75 years.