Saturday, October 10, 2009


Heard from my old friend Ken Rominger yesterday.
I found him on Facebook.

He and I worked together for a couple of years at RAF Alconbury in England in the early 1960s.
He and I are both in our late 60s but then we were in our early 20s.
He now lives in North Carolina and is retired from the Air Force and from the Postal Service.

All of that brought back a flood of memories.

The very long days, months and years when it did not stop raining.
A visit to a hog farm so that the two of us, both from rural areas of Iowa, could show how the American Military could relate to farmers in England.
Pig farms all smell the same even in prim and proper England.

Ken reminded me that I had been the best man at his wedding.
He married a girl from Scotland who was living in Leicester.
Her name was Hazel and she had bright red hair and a very strong Scottish accent.
Hazel was his first wife and she and he have split as well as my first wife Peg and I have split.

Lots of time and memories between then and now.
Always good to reconnect.

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