Sure didn’t want to get out of bed this morning, I am all stove up from working under the house. Crawling on my belly, lying in water, holding head and shoulders up to reach things, and then when I got through to the pipes, had to contort this old body into a semi-sitting position (kind of pow-wow type but in a confined space). Wouldn’t have been so bad if I only had to do it once, but I was in and out many, many times. Fixing leaking plumbing is a real pain, literally.
For the life of me, I can’t figure out what the trouble is. Dang, back 40 or 50 years ago, I could have done that and gone out dancing afterwards. Just can’t imagine what is wrong. Oh why oh why didn’t I listen to Ben when he said to hire a plumber? Oh I know, that would have cost money. . .
Let me change the subject. Have you ever thought back to your school years and remembered some of your old school friends and teachers? Well, I have been in contact for awhile with a fellow who was my science teacher, etc. when in high school. He is an amateur radio operator (ham) as I am. He was fresh out of college and not that much older than we were, but at that age it seemed more than it was. Now, we seem to be about the same age. Time does change things.
Last November I started thinking about a friend who was in my class and we sat together on the school bus every day. Since I live 1300 to 1400 miles away from where I went to school, I don’t get back too often for reunions and the ones that I did attend, he didn’t. It took some effort, but as a last resort, I typed his name into qrz.com and his info appeared, although he had moved since, through other Internet sites, I was able to track him down and we made contact. I also hooked him up with our mutual friend and old teacher. They now have a schedule on the ham radio each week.
Then I found this old picture of a barber shop quartet that we had put together while in high school, called the “King’s Men”. That name was used because our sports teams were called the “Knights”. This was what we looked like back in June of 1960. I am the second from the left, in the dark coat.
Wow, we sure had a good time singing at school activities and local organizations. I also at the time sang in a gospel quartet that went to a lot of hymn sings at local churches.
I just recently was able to locate one of the guys (the one next to me, second from the left), and guess what, he is a ham also. I have not been able to track down the other fellows, but am working on it.
Well, I guess I will go lick my wounds from yesterday and see what trouble I can get into today. You all have a great day.