Well, tonight was our dinner out with Johnnie and his wife of 61 years (in a few weeks). Johnnie is the one that Don helped get his driver's license. He came here from Spain when he was just a year old, and the lady at the DMV was telling him he needed a green card. We missed that part cause that had happened on a previous visit. He not only enlisted in the Army during WWII and had his papers, but he also had his naturalization papers. Both were too old to satisfy the current establishment.
After they were married a while, he took Jeannie back to her grandmother and told her that he was bringing her back because he didn't want her any more. The grandmother said, "sorry, but you married her and you have to keep her." Anyhow, they had 6 kids and will soon have 61 years together. Is that a great story or what! Unfortunately only 2 of their kids are still living, so that's sad. But we enjoyed getting to know them better. He worked for the railroad all those years. Was an engineer in the early days, learned all about steam engines, and eventually was in charge of the all the engineers. Lived all of their life out here and in Nevada.
Well, that was the highlight of our day today!!
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