Originally Posted by angiefox10
Nice looking couple. I know you miss them on this day. Clearly they left you with some wonderful memories. Would you mind sharing them with us? I think we would all enjoy meeting them.
I don't thing people really want me to start telling stories here, but I will mention a few short ones.
My mother had a way of keeping me behaving when I was real young. One time we were crossing a bridge where I grew up. I was acting up and she threw one leg over the rail of the bridge and told me if I didn't behave she'd jump! It may have been a little overboard, (pun intended) but it did the job!
Another time when I was real young, my mother and her girlfriend took me on a train ride from Albany to New York City. We were entering onto a subway car and I was being, well slow for a better word for it. The two of them got in and the doors started to close before I made it in. I started screaming, and I mean screaming thinking I'd lose mom forever! A wonder I'm not still traumatized to this day!
Not so many memories about my father that are worth mentioning since he worked a 4-12 shift for years and I only got to see him when I came home from school for lunch. One thing about him is that he seemed to be able to find me whenever he wanted no matter how unlikely the chances were. On one day when my best friend Norm (who sadly happened to die last week) and I were young, we wanted something to do, so the bright idea of fishing came up!
To show how dumb we were as young kids, we decided to try fishing for the first time. We grabbed some long sticks and took some yarn or string to use as a line. We didn't know anything about bait at the time so we used short lengths of thick yarn as bait. Next we set out to find a spot where we couldn't be seen. Along came my dad looking for us in his car when he spotted our bikes and... surprise!
Now, here comes the really-really dumb part. We were trying to catch fish at the outlet of a storm or sewer drain! Boy, am I glad now that we didn't catch anything back then... like we really could with yarn for bait!
So there ya go! Hope it was worth reading.
ARE VILLAGERS OLD OR ARE THEY RECYCLED TEENAGERS
At my age rolling out of bed in the morning is easy.
Getting up off the floor is another story.
"SMILE... TOMORROW MAY BE EVEN WORSE!"