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Who remembers that gut wrenching feeling
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Cindi    Posted 07-13-2003 at 06:49:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
of leaving home for the first time? Looking back in the window and watching the family home slowly disappear down the road knowing that that security, that place at the table, that part of a room, or room, family pets, handful of people that knew you better than anybody, was suddenly short one person, and you were it.

Was it a big move or just down the road?

My first move took me hundreds of miles away married to a man who turned out to be the biggest mistake I ever made. I was warned if I left I would not be welcomed back as anything but a visitor. That was at seventeen. Lynard Skynard blasting on the tape player, exposure to things that I had always been protected from before, drugs, alcohol, HUNGER! Lol! I for one will never forget cutting the cord for the second time.

Ron,Ar    Posted 07-13-2003 at 14:55:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dang-it girl, you asking questions early ain't ya? Hard to remember that early so I put it off till this afternoon.
Ok, yeah I remember that well, June 1969 I had told my folks I was going in the Navy, Mom knew I was serious but Dad was not sure I think. On the 25th I was hauling hay with him, told him I wanted to get in early so I could go out that night cause I had to be in Houston at 5 AM for induction. I think that was the first time he realized I was serious. Next morning (June 26 69)I drove up in the driveway at 4 AM, yep, laid out all night. Mother and Dad was up, she had breakfast ready. I changed wore blue jeans,white cherked shirt and a pair of Tony Lama boots. Dad drove me to the Federal building, never said a word. When I got out of the truck he shook my hand said (remember, you asked) "you keep a boot on that pole". Funny what ya remember. I left Houston on a bus to the airport and saw him standing there when I left. It was 2 in the afternoon. He had stayed there all that time. I hadn't thought of that in years.I went back while on leave but right before I got out of the service I met my wife,got married and settled in Dallas. Never lived at home again. Didn't think much about it when it happened but I guess when I left I didn't realize I was going for good.Wish ya hadn't asked, too much to think on at one time.

cowgirlj    Posted 07-13-2003 at 14:44:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sorry, no comprende'.
I never had the stability and security of a stable family, so when I hit the road, it was at a dead run, and I rarely looked back!
Guess I'm still an adventurist is some ways. Life is too short to not get out and look around.

Jimbob    Posted 07-13-2003 at 08:44:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I like a person with a sense of adventure. Mistakes in life build character- something one can not buy in college or a shop.

I left with 'huge & stupid' male confidence. First move was only 20 miles away. A few years it was 70 miles, then 1500 miles. Now back to 250 miles. With both parents gone, I am the home base. Still stupid, full of confidence & doing well eiteh by accident or brillant planning. I just do not know which is accurate on the last sentence.

Clod    Posted 07-13-2003 at 08:52:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jimbob..Dont get us wrong on planning and being prepared for future events.I belive in that too,Just as most believe in a good spare tire,extra gas and jumper cables in the vehicle.If you study and experiment you will have knowledge even if you do not have a lot stored.Knowledge is the greatest tool in the survival kit.

Jimbob    Posted 07-13-2003 at 09:29:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Planning for the future can take many avenues. We all plan in many different ways. Some planning does not include anything past say 30 days. This may be the most efficient planning of all.

Clod    Posted 07-13-2003 at 07:38:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well,,I remember getting on the bus at the small town I was raised in and going to Louisianna alone when I was young.The people on the bus would say.What have you got in that brown paper bag? I'd say,Cornbread and baked sweet potatoes! Yontsome? They would say,,Oh I believe I will pass,,,but today if you get on a bus, they look to see if it's a bomb.

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