Ah, yes, memories. In 70 years I have a lot of memories, good, bad, funny, awesome. I thought I would bore you with a few of my memories. I have to do memories, right now I don't have much going on other than Kaiser.
When I was a toddler my Daddy would stand me on his feet, hold my hands, and we would walk down the stairs to breakfast.
I adored Mother and Daddy, but one day they ticked me off. I was around 3 or 4. I was probably still mad they brought home that redheaded baby boy. Anyway, I called my Aunt Rosie and Uncle Fessor to come get me. I could call them because I knew their number 314, and the operator also knew who I wanted when I said call my Uncle Fessor. (This was before dial phones kids, the operator would say Number Please. It was a small town and no numbers longer than three.) They came and picked me up. I left in my pajamas, so they opened their store and outfitted me with shoes and clothes. After a few days I forgave my parents and moved back home.
I remember us driving and Daddy would point out white smoke in the forests. He explained it was from moonshine stills. Remember I grew up in the mountains of Kentucky.
I remember when I realized my widowed mother and Papa Jack were in love. That is an awesome memory. I also remember when Papa Jack said he was going to put bells on my shoes, because I kept walking in on them necking.
Awkward memory that turned out great: blind date with my husband, Marty. Not the best date I have ever been on, but something was there. 47 years of marriage and counting.
Scary memory, the drive to the airport the day Little Brother left for Vietnam .
Fun time, for years we played canasta marathons with Susan and Gary. The kids played games and were put to bed. The adults played cards. Susan and I won every game for years and years. Susan is a great partner. She knew where every card was. I drove her crazy because I hardly knew what was in my hand. While we played cards Marty and Gary would drink Bourbon, Susan and I drank Pepsi. The ladies had a big time edge there. Then Susan and I discovered white wine. The teams were suddenly equal. Susan and I went years before we won another game.
This was sort of fun. Be warned, I will do memories again.