When in New York, the first time for me in a summery time, and I was able to see many place and see a number of people. Was there to take my daughter, Renae, out from New Jersey when she'd flown out a few months earlier and taking care of kids, especially in a couple homes. Well, I drove out from Omaha, and stayed with her at that house, and then was driving up north to another friend I hadn't seen for many years, since about '67. Then Renae and I had gone down to Washington, D.C., and could stay in a house connected to when my husband at the Offutt AFB had known a couple who had moved and been in the D.C. location. A few days later, after back up to the family kids in New Jersey, we drove all the way home. Didn't spend any time at a motel. We drove for that 1200 miles-ish time. We both were driving and resting in the car. Left N.J. in an early afternoon and got home in Omaha in the mid-morning time. I slept for a day or two after that... DUH!... but it was a blessing to be out there and to be home. AND, BTW, when walking in the NYC area for the first time, this man I saw sleeping just off the sidewalk and sure grabbed my attention. So, I had added a Word on there about 5 years ago.
|Leaving home! My birthday had been the day before leaving!|
|My first time on the huge "boat".|
|And we were leaving; she and the parents and kids loved each other, then and forever!|