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Jan 12, 2007

MoonsPlatoon



I can remember a time my father had to spend some time in jail due to nonsupport. If you have read any of my story's you would know that I have several Brothers and Sisters plus one we didn't know of until dad went to jail. Mom loved dad with all of her heart she showed it in so many ways and one of the ways was by traveling every weekend to see dad at the road camp he was assigned to until his jail time was up which was six to nine months long .



While dad was there he worked on the fire crew He use to tell us the fire crew always gave him the jack hammer to carry as they hiked back into the mountains to create fire roads. He felt it was because of his weight. Finally after he had been there for awhile a position opened up for some one to take care of the bar ricks while the fire crew was gone, during the day and my father got that position so off the fire crew and into the kitchen my father went.



After his daily duties were done he would make my Sisters jewelry boxes out of manzanita wood. He also made some nice looking lamps out of the same kinda of wood the shade part of the lamps were made out of a fibrous material that came from the yucca plant that grew in the area where he was located. While out on the road crew clearing brush every once in awhile they came across a rattlesnake of course they would kill it and Dad would give the rattler to us boys.



I remember I had one rattler that had thirteen vertebra's on it I was told that the rattlesnake was thirteen years old each vertebra's meant one year of life for the snake. Most of the time my Grandma and Red ( Our step Grandpa ) would always go along with us to visit Dad. After we had made several trips to visit Dad the head officer Always announced Moons Platoon is here to the crowd of people it was also his way of calling Dad out to let him know that we were finally there for our visit .


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2 comments:

Casie Maeve said...

I applaud you, and this blog. For some reason, this is the only blog that I read that has this originality, and it makes me jeoulous that I don't have it. I hope your writing continues for far longer.

^_^

Sherry said...

AS I sit here andread what has been writtenabout our brother Mike, tears streaming down my face, I just want to tell you my brother, I love you..Keep up the good work.

Your little sister,
Sherry Kay