I was born on December 28, 1976 at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas. I was due on Christmas but arrived a little late. Not much has changed in 35 years.
My mom was studying education at Mary Hardin-Baylor. My dad was a sergeant in the U.S. ARMY stationed at Ft. Hood. My parents were 21 years old and drove a black ’67 Chevelle. We lived in a trailer on Fort Road in Belton, Texas. I should have been born in the ARMY hospital, but they were full and I was thankfully booted over to the civilians.
A couple months after I was born, Jack the basset hound came to live with us and stayed for the next 16 years. The brown plaid couch did not fair so well.
Dad received new orders in 1978, sold the Chevelle (his greatest regret in life thus far), and the three of us + Jack headed overseas to Germany.
… to be continued