Memorable Automobiles from The Past:
Dar, from the woods of Wisconsin, said it well about her ‘grandloves’, they still go barefooted and jump rocks in the creek. (As I remember that was sort of a game to see how far you could go in a creek, jumping from rock to rock). Simpler things for entertainment.
You guys and comments cause my mind to go places. I was pretty good with a slingshot. I remember tying a kite string around a rock and shooting it over a limb to use that little string to pull a much bigger rope up for a swing.
That relates something to me. Little things can lead to larger things. Has it happened in your life?
Most USA families are patriotic. My first few years of life was during WWII. My brothers enlisted in the USN. Mama feared for them and constantly prayed for their safety, along with her's and dad’s brothers.
Mama could use a sewing machine. Remember the ‘Treadle Singer sewing machine’s?’ I had some of the best army and navy uniforms as a 3-6 year old. That ‘not so small a thing’, set my mind to the military. I cannot remember NOT wanting to be in the military.
That little thread pulled me into the USMC at 16-17 years old. Why am I talking about this? First of all I just broke the rubber on my sling shot that I am trying to use to get a string over a limb, LOL.
Along with that I have an ‘ear worm?’ My dad was a preacher so I know all the words to many hymns. Other songs I only know one or two lines. The last couple days I have been singing:
“Home folks think I’m big in Detroit city.
From the letters I write they think I’m fine,
But by day I make the cars, by night I make the bars,
If only they could read between the lines,
I WANTA GO HOME, I WANTA GO HOME,
OH HOW I WANT TO GO HOME!!!”
As I sing that loudly, with no one listening, I remember (60+ yrs ago), Parris Island and how my 'military' dream was a nightmare for the first few weeks, I was so danged homesick!
I hoped I would wake up in Belmont and smell mama’s breakfast, I wanted to BE HOME!
Have you ever been homesick?
NiteShipslogPS: Yeah, I got over that 'nightmare' and later joined the USAF and then the USN, I planned to experience all branches but didn't have time. LOL