Automobiles from another era:
I have so many thoughts as I read other blogs and comments.
I want to thank y’all again.
This entry comes from my thoughts along with MA’s blog, ‘What’s New
at My House.’ It was the campfires….
I did a blog a few
days ago on ‘Me’. This one includes my
BEST half. Before our marriage my girl was never a camper, but for my family,
mom & dad had a history of living in tents and in the woods and at times it
was out of necessity, driven by the ‘Great Depression.’ So at times, because of
their background, we slept in tents, in cars, trucks and many times just on the
ground, when we went to the mountains. We called it camping.
In the early 1900s
both our families moved to this area due to the cotton Mill jobs.
Sherry’s family had raised tobacco in Eastern NC,. My family had raised P-nuts
& Corn, in North Georgia. Both families migrated about 200 miles to reach
this area, hers from the East mine from the South. They worked in mills that
were about 10-15 miles apart.
About 15-16 years after Sherry & I were born we were drawn
together because of the same church affiliations. And we married when we were
Much to my satisfaction, Sherry took to the camping life like a
fish to water. Most of our vacations were in tents, campers, trailers and motor
Traveling was so much
of our married lives (military etc) that after retirement there was a yearning
to travel. We first bought a small motor home to see if we would like it after
tents, tent trailers and travel trailers. We loved it so we took the plunge and
bought a 38 foot MH. It wasn’t long until we rented out our properties and hit
the road. That was our lifestyle for over 20 years. WE have circled and crisscrossed
the USA several times. WE made most of
Canada and Nova Scotia.
We learned over the
years that a good campfire attracted people and stories. We met folks who were
passing friends, sort like the saying ‘ships that pass in the night.’
WE even ran into people we had met in Florida, camping in Alaska. I
know there are good folks everywhere, but it seems that Camping parks, the wild
or the woods attract some of the best. Reasons vary and the tales are great.