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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Overnight in Mobile, Alabama

Drove east from Austin on Texas 71, early today, to I-10 through Houston and Beaumont. Then to Lake Charles across the swamp into Baton Rouge to catch I-12 eastbound. We drove past D'Iberville, Biloxi, Gulfport - where we lived exactly 48 years ago this fall. I was at Keesler AFB, training to be a Ground Electronics Officer in the U.S. Air Force. Gulfport was the big town, we said we "lived in Biloxi" - but our house was in the Back Bay, actually in D'Iberville.

We are enroute to Pensacola, Florida, to the wedding of Nancy's niece, Susan, at noon on Saturday. We stopped overnight in Mobile, because Nancy has some genealogical research to do on one of her Wilson line... that lived, and probably died, in Citronelle, just north of Mobile. We are less than two hours from Pensacola.

When we left Biloxi, in Dec 1961, we drove through Iowa, on our way to Winslow, Arizona, my "permanent" assignment location. We had a major snowstorm in Coon Rapids while we were there, not unlike what they are having now. SMALL WORLD!

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It was a very good day! ;-)

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