Three years ago this week we finished packing up all our stuff in Dallas and hit the road to our new life, here, in Tacoma. It was probably the best decision we’ve ever made (other than deciding to get married in the first place).
If you were writing the story of your life, how would you divide it into chapters? – I would definitely divide it as we moved around the country and the world. Maybe I’m more affected by my surroundings than most people, but it seems to me that my life changed as we moved, beginning in my childhood – right up until today. That also makes nice, neat divisions in the story.
Chapter 1: Texarkana – I am born and live with Mama and Nannie and Gankie while Papa is overseas in the army.
Chapter 2 – California, after Papa came home
Chapter 3 – Houston, TX – Dunlevy Street and Myrtle Street
Chapter 4 – Pasadena, TX
Chapter 5 – Concord, California
Chapter 6 – Westfield, NJ
Chapter 7 – Junior College – Texarkana, AR
Chapter 8 – Stephen F. Austin State College – Nacogdoches, TX
Chapter 9 – Denver, CO
Chapter 9 – Ramstein AB, Germany
Chapter 10 – Westfield, NJ, and Nacogdoches, TX, while Al was in Southeast Asia
Chapter 11 – England AFB, Alexandria, LA
Chapter 12 – Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NE
Chapter 13 – RAF Upper Heyford, England
Chapter 14 – RAF Fairford, England
Chapter 15 – Texarkana, AR
Chapter 16 – Dyess AFB, Abilene, TX
Chapter 17 – The apartment in Dallas
Chapter 18 – The house in Dallas
Chapter 19 – Looking forward to Franke Tobey Jones