My dad was a sailor, and we love to hear him tell his stories about when he was not quite into his twenties wearing that white “dixie cup”, old photos and all! Fast forward about 20 years, and I also love the story about when he and my soon-to-be stepmother were dating:
Dad had taken this nice woman for a fun day of sailing on our little Sunfish, when I get a call from Dad saying that the sailboat had caught the wind and had capsized, both he and Jane had been dumped into the cold water, and he had lost his keys (as well as his glasses) in the lake. Jane’s son (the only one of us kids who had a driver’s license at the time) was coming by to pick up an extra set of keys, and would I please get those ready for him???
(In Dad’s defense, his stint in the navy didn’t include sailing anything. He worked on airplanes and Continue reading “Anchors Aweigh, My Boys!”