It all started for me on June 5th. 1967 –
one week out of H.S. graduation.
The previous September – I was in a car accident
And at that point – I did not know if I would walk again.
I spent all 51 days in bed – in traction – unable to get up.
But – I beat it – my pelvis had broken – and numerous other difficulties
including catheterization for 41 days
and a high draft number – precluded me from the military.
No money – a child to support – no college.
June 5th. 1967 – my first day of work for American Olean Tile Company.
That date once again came into play in a major way on June 5th. 1999.
That was my last working day at the same place I started 32 years prior!
Only this time – I and my wife whom also worked there –
Were transfering to the Washington D.C. area in what is known as
Fairfax to be exact.
We both would work for the company –
now owned by Mohawk – only at different sites.
Her in Dulles and me in Alexandria – Springfield area.
Our two daughters – my step daughters for almost 38 years
followed us to NVA.
And the next part of the June 5th. recurring date –
Last night – Friday June 5th. 2020 –
We signed the paperwork to list and sell our house
in Brambleton Va. In the pouring down rain.
We decided it is time to move on – to wander – to seek out new horizons.
A time to reflect not back on the past –
but to look forward to new beginnings.
We loved our home – our neighborhood –
It is not easy to let go – but – we are growing older
we are still able to enjoy life
and we make this move not with worries of what is to be-
But what wonders we shall encounter.
The date JUNE 5th.
The adventure begins today – one day later as the first buyer
shall come into our home.
I look around – there is a lot of “US” here.
Passing it on and taking the memories with us.
June 5th. 2020 – who knows what the next June 5th. brings.
The adventure continues – making memories – writing blogs.
Welcome to Papa’s World
WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY!
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