Automobiles from The Past:
This is a 1953 Buick Skylark the most impressive car made that year.
Myra pays attention to detail. I posted a picture of my computer work space. I have a little man under our printer made from 2, $1 bills. She asked if there was a story behind it, Yes there is a short story.
WE met with some old friends (from 1951-1953) a few years ago in Valdese. I have some good memories from Valdese. I have a couple lifelong friends from there. We met at ‘Myra’s’ a local sandwich shop. An old friend Robbie Cook was there. Robbie is in the business of insurance. As we talked he was folding money. It was a hobby of his. He said most of his customers had some of his ‘folding works.’
His wife Betty was with him. She is still a very pretty girl. Betty was my first girlfriend, but she never knew it. What was that called, a teen-age crush? LOL
Valdese, a small mountain town, has grown some since we moved there in the early 50s. It was settled by the Waldensians from the mountains of northern Italy. The little town was separated by about 20-30 undeveloped acres in the middle. Owned by Albert Tron. Mr Tron had a falling out with the city he was a wealthy recluse. This is the story as I heard it. The school playgrounds bordered Mr. Tron’s property. If a ball of any kind went over the fence, no one could retrieve it.
The town decided to install parking meters on its one main street. When the meters were installed Mr. Tron opened a giant FREE parking lot in that center section of town.
As I type part of this entry it is Sunday morning. Sherry just got a call from the Ypsilanti area. Her last brother Johnny is in the hospital with pneumonia. Things do not look good. The last time we got a call like this, we dropped everything and drove to Michigan from Florida and Sherry nursed him back to health. Johnny is single, and has friends and some family there.
AS many have found, this is a tough time for sickness, complicated by the Covid.