…an indeterminate past

I am far stronger than you realize…… I am far wiser than you think…… what was once your life -- is now my legend…

Recently noted in the local newspaper was the obituary of an old man I barely knew. He was eighty-three years old and his life was summed up in a mere 58 words? ;xNLx;;xNLx;;xNLx;That's his legacy ...this is mine.

1950-01-22 23:16:38

Riding in Cars with Boys

Pearl and Ray are doing the nasty in the back of a '49 Plymouth

1950-10-15 00:00:00

Birthday, Begin Death March!

At the county hospital in Smallville , Texas

1954-07-01 00:00:00

A Common Photo in South Texas

There was this old man who had this pony...

1969-07-07 00:00:00

You're in the Marines now!

Report date.

1971-01-05 00:00:00

Marry the Girl

Ok, so I don't remember the exact date, so what. I do remember the girl's name, how many points do I get for that? We fooled around to almost the last possible day to tie the knot and I needed to get an addition 5 days of 'emergency' leave before proceeding to NAS El Torro Ca.

1972-04-13 00:00:00

What? You've done WHAT!!!

Re-enlisted for four years.

1977-02-02 00:00:00


Not anything like the song. No children, for sure. I had been stationed in Yuma AZ for about a year and due to be discharged in April so I stopped the BAQ payments to Linda who was living in Alabama. We had called it quits in early '75 but as it mattered not-at-all, she continued to draw about $300 a month quarter allowance while she lived tn 'bama.

1977-04-12 00:00:00

You are NOT in the Marines now!

You've gone and done it. Now you have to work for a living. Back to Texas.

1982-04-01 00:00:00

Oops, she pregnant!

She was pretty and she was young, but lets be honest here, she was dumb and pregnant.

1982-08-23 00:00:00

It's a Boy!

David Allen Wayne Johnson

1984-03-23 00:00:00

It's a Girl!

Mary Elizabeth Johnson

1986-07-06 00:00:00

It's a Boy!

Steven Austin Michael Johnson

1988-01-17 00:00:00

It's a Girl!

Sarah Ruth Johnson

1998-04-01 00:00:00

D i v o r c e (2)

This isn't messes but it's not fair!

2008-03-15 00:00:00

North by Northeast

Start of the 2550 mile hike to Maine through 15 states.

2008-09-06 00:00:00

Trails End

Actually its not the end of the Trail. I flip-flopped from southern Maine.

2008-10-06 00:00:00

Homeward Bound

After a six month walk north by north-east, it's time to go home - by bicycle!

2008-11-20 00:00:00

End: Southbound Ride

Six weeks and 1700 miles, nothing to it.

2009-05-03 00:00:00

Begin: Little Loop

A quick bicycle ride to Damascus Va for Trail Days 2009.

2009-05-15 00:00:00

Trail Days 2009

Trail Days 2009 Damacus VA

2009-05-22 00:00:00

geoWoodstock 2009

Attended the geoWoodStock '09. May 26, 2009 – Geocachers from at least 46 states in the U.S. and various regions of Europe gathered in Bell Buckle, TN, over the weekend for GeoWoodstock

2009-07-01 00:00:00

End: Little Loop

A Bicycle Ride to Damascus Va and home. Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama. About 1200 Miles

2009-07-07 00:00:00

ASRT 2009

Alabama Scenic River Trail 631 Miles by kayak then back

2009-12-07 00:00:00

Winter Hike

A simple yo-yo of Alabama's Pinhoti Trail.

2010-04-15 00:00:00

Epic Double Crossing 2010

An epic 10,000 mile bicycle ride through 27 states while crossing the United States, TWICE.

2011-12-11 00:00:00

Dreaded Phone Call

I received that dreaded phone call this morning. Actually, four or five or maybe seven calls - all of which I slept through.

2011-12-17 00:00:00

58 Words

People die. That's all there is to it. This guy died and few noticed. When it comes to dying, one thing's for sure, just like being chased by a hungry bear, you don't want to be last.

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