Gas stations of old.
Report of Saturday:
Since the decision to go thru Vegas and JJ had never been in the state of Washington, Corey offered to drive him up there and back. So they were gone most of the day That left me here with a beautiful lady all by myownself!!! ;-)
Corey's other grandpa, Richard, passed way recently. Corey was special to his Grandpa that was NO secret. Grandpa Dick was a big guy and red headed like Corey. It is also obvious that Corey misses him, they were close. I met Richard (aka Dick) several times, he was a likeable man. He and his wife Joan were always nice to us. They visited us in NC and we in their home in Utah.
The trip will give them a good time just to talk. JJ is the only father Corey has known. JJ does consider Corey his own, we do too. WE are proud of all our GRANDS.
Most of our trip out west has been HOT, but since being in Salem it has been cool, at times in the 60s. We have decided to head south thru California. It is approx. 1200 miles to Las Vegas, but since we are out here we want to see Cousin Dewey.
Dewey is the Darnell family reporter. Even when he lived in Daly City, CA, and worked for the ‘CBI’ California Bureau of Investigation, he knew more about the family on the East Coast than I did, and kept us up to date.
Dewey is just a big teddy bear and a happy bachelor.He was a collector of Hollywood memorabilia. He has a picture with many movie stars. His desire is to move to Taiwan to spend his last days. He loves the far East. BUT to move he must relieve himself of thousands of autographed books, pictures and souvenirs from movie stars.
I have seen the collection, WHAT A TASK! (He may never get it done.) Dewey is/was not a prodigal, just a traveler.
We should be driving into California when this is being read on Sunday morning.
P.S.....Since I am back in good graces with my wife, I could not find a picture of Dewey and a movie star, I thought I would upload my star doing her exercises here on the Pacific coast. This girl does not show her age!!
There are those who would think this is Photoshopped, I know the truth!!!!!!! The girl is beautiful!