Monday, July 22, 2013

Many, many years ago.....

just over 40 years to be exact, Gregg received orders from a man inside this building to go to England.  If it weren't for those orders we would never have met, and I wouldn't be living in the US today.  All navy personnel assignments were made from this building.  So, when we were driving by and Gregg saw it was about to be demolished, we had to stop to take photos.  It was a stone's throw from the USAF Memorial which we were heading to.





The photos were taken with two different cameras, above are the point and shoot and below the camera with our zoom lens attached.




Not the usual topic for one of my blog posts but we wanted to share this piece for our son, to show him where his Dad and I got our start.

Have a great week everyone!

26 comments:

Leave It To Davis said...

Sad when an important part of your life is just tossed away like it means nothing. I guess they had their reasons to tear it down. My hubby and your hubby must have been in the service about the same time. My hubby was in the Navy, even though he really wanted to join the Marines. His dad was furious when he said he was going to join the Marines...asked him what he wanted to do...get killed? So glad your hubby wasn't killed. Mine went to Vietnam, anyway....twice. The second time he was a mile from the DMZ. Sure glad he made it home to me!

TexWisGirl said...

and your lives were changed forever. :)

Marilyn said...

Just last week I remembered it was 40 years ago that my SIL introduced me to her brother on a blind date. I guess he made the right impression as I said, "I do". Sad to see some of the great old buildings being torn down, but lucky to have caught it before it came down. Have a wonderful week.♥♫

gigihawaii said...

Gee, how weird! Lol. My husband and I met at a folk music rehearsal in a friend's house 33 years ago. That house is still standing.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

An important day in your life goes splat on the floor. So long as you have good memories though that is what matters. Diane

Karen said...

I like of spray of water you captured!

Kerri Farley said...

A Great piece of history to share with your son!!

Mascha said...

I often look to when building fall ... and take sad pictures.
Soon there will be nothing, only in the memory of some people they are still alive.

Sometimes I walk through a street in my city, where I lived for over 50 years ... and I see in the spirit of the houses there that were there in the past - it's crazy!

Leave It To Davis said...

Just saw your comment on my blog about your father in law....my father in law was also in the Navy for at least 20 years. He retired from the Navy. He was in WWII in the South Pacific on board the Salt Lake City, a heavy cruiser. He was wounded and after the war, they took the cruiser and sunk it to the bottom of the ocean. That hurt him.

My hubby was with the security forces in Vietnam and he did get to play Marine because he took weapons training at Camp Pendleton with the Marines in California. One time in Da Nang, he was stationed with the famous White Horse division of the Korean Marines, and he considered that a big honor because of their reputation.

Wouldn't it be funny if our hubbies were there at the same time? Mine was there in 69 and 70. He came home for three weeks in between, then trained at Camp Pendleton for a month and at the amphibious base in Coronado, Calif., then they flew him back over. They were sent to guard communication outposts and river patrol boat piers, etc.

Don Wood said...

How sweet Denise I am heading on fast to forty years just a couple of years shy. It is great I wouldnt swop Heather for the world and we met by chance a mate took me to her home for a cuppa she arrived home whilst we were there and the rest is history 37 years worth.Greg well done and happy memories. Shame about the building though.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I hope they took out his retirement records!!!!

Annie said...

I have memories from a time when my father worked pt as a gardner in Lake Forest, IL, a very high end place to live. He was in the Navy at the time assigned to the Naval Training Center. My parents are long gone now but I still remember playing in those pretty gardens and daydream to this day about going back.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi you were very fortunate to have been passing just at the right time to take the photos. Memories are so special. Margaret

eileeninmd said...

Now, you have your happily ever after. I am sure that is a prime piece of property and a nice new building will go out in its place. Have a great evening, Denise!

Elephant's Child said...

And you now have a love which is stronger than bricks and mortar...

Kathie Brown said...

Actually, it is quite nice to see and hear about this and a bit sad to think it is being torn down! You have captured a moment in history as well as the place of your beginning. Amazing how one little decision can change a person's whole life!

Betty Luckhurst said...

It's too bad, but no modern building lasts forever. But you do have your very happy ending!!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

That's rather bitter sweet! Time to remove the old to make room for the new.
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Michelle said...

Sad, but how great that you know where your moment started :)

Ranita Sinha said...

It is really very sad to see some thing you are related to demolish in front of your eyes..

Cloudia said...

Isn't it humbling to see our landmarks passing away? How lucky that you got to pause and reflect.

Glad you came over the pond!


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Kay said...

I love it! It's it amazing how life is like a domino piece? One falls one way and then all the others fall into place. How wonderful that the orders from that building brought so much happiness. Your point and shoot is wonderful!

sandyshares said...

I love that show salvage dogs where they come in and keep parts before destroyed

Lui said...

Oh Denise what fun reminiscing and how sad that the building is being demolished. I get both sad and happy when old stuff are being destroyed and made new again.... you and Greg have such a special story and how wonderful to be sharing and documenting it ;-)

Have a great midweek, Denise!

Linda Gross said...

Bob and I got our start in a chat room :-)

Rose said...

What a coincident that you passed before it was torn all the way down.

Tell me, after all this time do you still miss England? I always wonder about that since I live in Indiana but was born and raised in Tennessee, only 400 from here...and to me Tennessee is still home and I still miss living there.