I enjoyed this thread and the pictures very much.
I was born in 46 and drove a lot of the same cars.
Dolores was a beautiful girl. You were pretty handsome yourself. You look great on your Harley.
It is a pleasure to be able to associate with you and draw on your intelligence and experience.
Thank you for the pictures. Sorry for all the hell we went through with this oppressive regime. It has cut all of us to the core, sadly, some (you) more than others.
You pretty well summed up the "pioneer spirit" as far as I can see.
We lived in (pioneering) in a little 8 X 25 trailer with a dog, a new baby, and right in the parking lot of a Kingdom Hall. That new baby grew up, spent four years at Bethel, and actually led the way out of the organization for us in the past two to three years.
Like you, glad as hell to be gone.
Come see me.