Memorable Automobiles from The Past:
I visited with the former owner of this car. Buddy loved speed!!! His sweet wife has helped him put on the brakes (a little)
My girl likes games (and puzzles sometime). She started answering a Trivia question daily, now it is twice a day. She graduated to ‘Brain Candy’ every day, I stuck with just the Trivia question. My life time average is 73% for being correct. I think that is a ‘C’ in elementary and HS grading.
I made only one ‘C’ in my life and that was in French. I blame that on the girl who sat near me named Sherry!
Any way somethings in life I have had very little or no interest in, sports and movies stars. Like most parents I enjoyed sports when our kids & grands were involved, i.e. Little League Baseball.
OF course I remember some movie stars, the ones who were BIGGER THAN LIFE such as John Wayne. If I were to see pictures of Jane Russel, Betty Grable and Judy Garland, I probably could not pick which is who, even if I had watched their movies. When watching a movie the actor or actress IS whoever they were playing. I never saw them as who they really were.
My girl remembers names and also who they portrayed in movies. Maybe my brain thought the whole movie was true, I have no idea.
There are times when someone looks at me like, “You don’t know who that is?????”
I remember awhile back the name Britney Spears came up. Sherry was talking to a niece. Sherry asked, “WHO is that?” The look she gave Aunt Sherry was, ‘DO YOU LIVE UNDER A ROCK?’ Kinda like if Sherry had asked “Who is Elvis?”
Our brains are still back in the 1940-70 area for many things. It is just that they are locked in on things we were interested in.
Today, when a car with loud mufflers goes by, Sherry might ‘make a face,’ I am a little more tolerant and usually say, “That guy thinks that is the greatest sound in the world, he loves it!”
Once I was flying into Charlotte, I had sat beside a very amiable tall black kid. I said, “I am jack.” He said, “David here.” We talked in the short flight from Atlanta to Charlotte. David was a great guy. As we left the Airport Son Mark saw him as I said, “Take care David!”
“Dad, do you know who that is?”
“Yeah son, his name was David.”
“Dad that is David Thompson, the biggest thing in Basketball now, he just signed the biggest contract ever. He has his own shoes.”
“Well he just told me he was stopping by to see his mama on the way to Raleigh, something about tennis shoe promotions.” At that time I happened to be the daddy who lived under a rock. I didn’t even get his autograph! My brain ain’t in the right place.
PS: About David Thompson, he was famous, but he was such a great guy to talk to and NEVER even said, "I'm a professional BB player."