Memorable car of the day:
Cars today were new when these old people graduated HS!
Son of an Iowa Farmer) owned one of these.
a lot about age. I do that because that
is the big subject around here. Yesterday we met with some old folks for dinner
at a local restaurant. Early in our
lives that area was only woods. It is owned by the Local Catholic College, The
Belmont Abbey a land mark here abouts.
It is now
a bustling commercial center. The Abbey is still here also and it has
grown. But this restaurant has a local
history, it was once a great steak house.
Now it is a good Fish Restaurant, “The Captain’s Cap”.
folks we met were from Sherry’s HS graduating class. Earline and I were the
kids since we did not graduate with these upper classmen.
we had a good time, and even a younger man like me can learn. With all the
talking it came to ‘church’ of all things. Then to Baptist Churches. Martin M mentioned where they attended.
Sherry asked if he knew Lisa (commenter here from a neighboring town. She was
born in Belmont). Martin said, “BUT Of course, Her
dad & mom (and the family) are dedicated Christian folk………. You won’t
believe this but her dad retired and got tired of sitting around and took a job
of delivering for an auto parts place I think.”
told us he seldom drove his old van, but last week decided to drive it. While
driving he smelled something different as he drove. He disregarded it and
parked and entered a store. Just a few
minutes later someone came in and said someone’s white van is on fire in the
parking lot. It was his and completely
he was thanking God he was not on the road driving at the time and that no one
So we were sorta smiling that we had other friends of friends we did not know about and that there at least was a connection. Of course nothing really surprises me about folks from a small town.
tell me that coal mining towns are the same. Villages become family and
everyone knows everyone’s business. The idea is good. They had community
watches before there were ‘Community Watches’. No doors were locked those who
had cars the keys were in them.
So that is
OLD People story for today. I didn’t say it but among the old people were Don
& Evelyn, Martin & Earline, and ED. Ed and Sherry go back to childhood
where they were neighbors.