Memorable Automobiles from The Past:
The Hearse for a fancy burial
... Update on BIL Johnny’s planned services. Sherry & Brenda spend some time today at the Mortuary to find out what they could. In this process they have found that there is enough funds available thru a GM policy to cover the burial expenses. Sherry is relieved and the process can go forward.
Like a lot of folks Johnny had put back some money for a rainy day, but Ins. Co-pays became his rainy days it seems.
I am still playing in the woods and yards, along with repairing stuff. I am learning to just stop for a few minutes and pet two cats. They will both sit in my lap, in the basement or around my fire and talk about when they were little puppies..
Today shoes and socks that got my attention. Mainly because my favorite ‘tennis shoes’ falling apart after only 2 years. Then I realized my socks were showing thru one side. So..When did socks come into play?
Did you know they were the best ‘holders of odor’ of any shoe in history? So much so that at times mama said, “Take them OUTSIDE!!!
After 17, and the military, I went back to leather shoes and boots. There was a short period in my life I tried to wear my loafers sans socks, it was supposed to be cool.
I wore a pair of Florshiem loafers a couple nights ago to church; they are nearly 40 years old and still look good. They are the only leather shoes I own. I bought them to wear with my new suit for Sherry’s 25th HS reunion. I actually have shoe polish to use on them. LOL
I was a shoeshine boy for a while as a kid. Every barber shop had a shoeshine stand. My friend Jim Page in Valdese had a full time job as a shoeshine boy. He could make that shining rag POP! That occupation has gone the way of the straight-drive car. Do you own any leather shoes? Possibly Gary the retired LEO does.
PS: For your information:
I have met a lot of sailors who have been around the horn. Mostly before the Panama Canal. Just south of Argentina where the two oceans meet. I have never seen this but heard a lot about it. It is hard to believe.