Turkey Tracks: October 26, 2019
I am still pinching myself.
Becky Reavis Meyer and Marty Greenhow Hallgren came to visit me here in Maine in early October.
Here they are at Becky’s home in Colorado, the day before their flight to Maine. Marty flew from Texas to join up with Becky before coming to Maine.
We are three military brats whose parents were station at Offutt AFB in Bellevue, Nebraska. They graduated from Bellevue High School in 1962, and I graduated in 1963. After graduation, we scattered across the country as we took up our lives.
Becky and I go back to 4th grade or so at Barksdale AFB in Shreveport, Louisiana. My family went on to McDill AFB in Tampa, Florida, for a few years, and Becky’s family went, I think, on to Nebraska.
Marty came to Nebraska from Puerto Rico, where she was friends with Charles Derr, another AFB brat and dear friend of my family. John and I met Charlie in the Washington, DC, area, and our two sons grew up with Charlie’s daughter Tara.
Here we three are at the Mt. Battie tower, up on Mt. Battie, a scenic overlook of our coast.
Here’s one part of the 360 degree view at the top of Mt. Battie:
Can I just say that we did not stop talking from Wednesday night to Sunday when they left. And I have since thought of so many things I wish I had asked them. But catching up on nearly 60 years of information is a daunting task.
I can say that both Marty and Becky are both great, have had rich lives, and have beautiful children and grandchildren. We have all been lucky in a lot of ways.
Thanks so much for coming to see me, Marty and Becky!