A Halloween to remember again

Tomorrow at ~12:30 EST of the year 1970 I married a nice lady. I believe we were happy and were looking forward to a long life together.  At the time, I was home via an emergency leave due to the loss of my dad and we were out driving around on day and decided to stop and get our required blood test.  Saturday came and we went to get our license to marry, the courthouse was about to close, but we talked them into issuing the license, then they referred us to a church close by.  The preacher was on the
way to a funeral but stopped by to marry us.  On Halloween no less one would think something was wrong with the idea, but we went forward with the ceremony anyway.
I had to return to Germany shortly afterwards. I was able to get her an ID card and added to my records for medical reasons should anything happen. I hoped she would come to Germany and be with me, but she did not at the time. Later, I was reassigned to Fort Gordon, Georgia, where I bought our first house.  And we, at the time, had one child.

Later I transferred to Korea for a year.  When I returned from Korea, I sold the house and we moved back to my hometown where I worked in a warehouse for a wire manufacturing company.  Eventually we moved to Texas, Houston area. I worked
as an Ice delivery, truck driver.  I enjoyed the job and area, her brother in law had a good size boat and we would go out into the bay shrimping and my sister in law would cook it when we returned.  We had a lot of fun there, but that was short lived. Long story and I shall not dwell into that part.

Later I moved to Nebraska where my mother was living, became a welder making seats for autos.  We joined forces again there and she became in the motherly way again and went back to Georgia and I eventually joined the Navy and out second child was born in July.  Now with two sons, I met my requirements and later the marriage ended.

We, today, get along well and of course we both are not in the best of health, but we keep on in life as we know it. I remain single, she remarried and gave birth to another son during her current marriage.

I do not, nor will I ever regret the marriage to her, she has always been a great person, I am not sure that I was the best choice at the time. I do know that for me to replace her in my life, I could not, so I have remained single.

I reflect on this each year because it was a special day, destined to ???? Who knows?

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A complexity of life

I do not have a mind to comprehend the many complexities because not that I do not have the capacity to comprehend but the view and understanding of what I can relate.  Many great minds have concluded over the pre-years the relationships that compose the movements, sounds, viewings, motions, and so many other parts related to the combinations of our life.

Galileo, Newton, Aristotle, Mozart, and so many others with minds and organization abilities, all of which gave us the phones, teletype, nuclear power, Lazar, and yes, I could probably agree that some of the now necessities we could do without but have used daily to the point of habit.  The great ones have used math to qualify life of all things.  Predictions and actions are all associated with math throughout our lives.

Math, A complexity of life.

The bicycle

The bicycle use to be, back in the day, a means for young people to get around, to operate a paper delivery service, to make a trip to the grocery to pick up some items for dinner and return home, and so many other uses.  I remember it well as I did all of the above, weather was not an option.

A few years I invested in a bicycle with gears and other things that I knew nothing about.  The seat, for sure, was to small for my body.  I purchased it because I wanted to save, and exercise all at the same time, when I completed my trip, I am not sure if I gave it away or what but it was a one trip operation.

I look around and I do not see kids doing the paper delivery service for income any more, but again they have many laws against it also.  Sad but true.

The bicycle the way of the past, a remembrance.

The afternoon of today 9/18

My high school class of 1966.  Today, the morning of today 8/18 some of us met for lunch.  I have not seen but maybe one of them for 29 years.  It was a pleasant visit at a good lunch facility.  Even if we look different now some have not changed and others have as I did.  I understand that they do this almost weekly on Tuesday, so I guess I will be following as much s I can.  Very enjoyable.

I am back home now working on a few projects that I have outstanding and I hope to solve a few of them before the evening of today.

It was great, the afternoon of today 9/18 to see all.  Now I have the 800 connections  I will either wait for more to come in or be content with what I have now.

The afternoon of today 9/18.

Oh where did time go

  • Oh where did time go?
  • I look backwards sometime and ask that exact question
  • I remember back in time when once or twice a week the peddler would drop by
  • I remember back in time when $.20 gasoline was use for cars
  • I remember back in time the $0.10 candy bar or bubble gum
  • I remember back in time the $0.05 bubble gum with a baseball card in it
  • I remember back in time $50.00 weekly pay checks my mom received for a weeks work
  • I remember back in time $2.50/week or free school lunches
  • I remember back in time when all school work was by mind and hand
  • I remember back in time riding a bicycle or walking to school
  • I remember back in time when being spanked at school if misbehaving
  • I remember back in time homework
  • I remember back in time when no remote black n white TV had 3 channels
  • I remember back in time WSM out of Nashville was the Grand Old Opry
  • I remember back in time when the families gather on Sunday at Grandparents’ home for visitation and great food, that kids stayed with kids and adults did the same stayed with adults.
  • I remember back in time the Ed Sullivan show, Dick Clark, Roy Rogers, Dick Tracey, Hop Along Cassidy, The beginning of Rock N Roll
  • I remember back in time the first bikini (so to speak)
  • I remember back in time Trick or Treat.
  • I remember a lot back in time things and this list could go on and on.  I am sure that many others here might could enhance the subject in so many ways that I would not remember.  We have a small world, much histories, and many stories to tell about.  The future of people I question daily but I would think back in time the same was true of our elders.  Oh where did time go?