May 23, 2015
One thing great about RVing is that folks tend to sit outside a lot and there is plenty of time to talk.
While we were outside watching the hockey game during the intermissions, which are twenty minutes long, we would get to talking. John and Paul are brothers and started talking about their father who is in his 90s, a World War II veteran and still living in his own house with their mother in Skokie.
He sometimes drives them nuts, but both Sue and I told them that they should count themselves lucky as they still have him. We have both lost our fathers and would love to still have them around.
Sue's father was also a World War II veteran. Mine graduated high school in 1946 so was too young top go to war. Her father, Joseph served four years as a gunner on the LST 465. I told her about the LST-325 docked in Evansville, Indiana.
We also got to talking about buying records. Sue said her first 45 was "Downtown" by Petula Clark. She was embarrassed by it, but I told her that was one great pop song.
Her first album was Woodstock and her father sure gave her grief about the Country Joe & the Fish "F chant.
My first single was either "Any Way You Want It" by the Dave Clark Five or "Look Through Any Window" by the Hollies. My first album was a tossup between "Rubber Soul" by the Beatles and "Greatest Hits" by Herman's Hermits. I went with the greatest hits as moere bang for your buck.
Do You remember Your Firsts? --RoadDog