Saturday Night Genealogy Fun — When You First Left Home

 Calling all Genea-Musings Followers: 

 It is Saturday Evening once more – 

Time for some extra Family tree Enjoyable!!


Right here is your project, do you have to resolve to just accept it (you ARE studying this, so I assume that you simply actually need to play alongside – cue the Mission Unattainable music!):

1)  When did you first depart your dad and mom’ house?  Why did you allow?  The place did you progress to?  What was it like?  What did you be taught?

2)  Inform us about it in your individual weblog submit, in a remark to this submit, or in a Fb Standing submit.  Please depart a hyperlink in a remark to this submit.


This is mine:

I stayed in my dad and mom house at 2119 thirtieth Road in San Diego till I used to be age 23 in October 1966.  I graduated from faculty in January 1966 and was working as an aeronautical engineer at Dawn Plane in La Mesa, about ten miles from house (two bus routes every method, and a mile stroll).  Within the fall of 1966, I lastly realized to drive, purchased a automobile (a 1962 Chevrolet Caprice (?)) with assist from my father and a financial institution mortgage, and rented a furnished condo unit at 4568 Idaho Road in San Diego.  The condo was 4 blocks away from my “house” bowling alley on thirtieth Road, and close to a number of eating places.  

I might cook dinner bacon and eggs and repair cereal with milk, and had no different cooking expertise – the plan was to eat lunch out with my co-workers and eat dinner on the close by eating places, and hope mother would invite me for dinner each as soon as in awhile.  I do not recall going purchasing for something, however I will need to have sometimes. Laundry was a thriller – I took it to my dad and mom home to scrub and ran it right down to the close by laundry place to dry it.  I’ve no recollection of proudly owning a vacuum or doing any cleansing or dusting on this time.

In March 1967, Dawn introduced that they had no cash to pay the workers, however promised again wages if we stayed on to work.  I stayed on till September 1967 after they closed the doorways.  I had burned via my financial savings, nonetheless had the automobile mortgage, and went again to dwell with my dad and mom – standard twin mattress.  I filed for and picked up unemployment and searched the need advertisements within the newspaper for engineering jobs.  

Then life modified for the higher – I bought the engineering job at Rohr in October 1967 and rented an condo in Pacific Seashore in February 1968 with my buddy John who knew a number of ladies.  There have been extra challenges, however all of them led to assembly Linda and life was by no means the identical.

Why did I depart my dad and mom’ house in October 1966?  I needed my very own independence – most likely a bit late!  I now had a automobile and extra freedom.  I did not need my father to manage my life by telling me I used to be staying out too late or ingesting an excessive amount of.  I needed a girlfriend, and residing at house was a bit stifling, though the meals was higher.  

What did I be taught?  Dwelling alone is boring and lonely.  I watched TV, listened to the radio for distant stations within the wee hours, spent evenings on the bowling alley, and I drank loads whereas there.  Working brings in cash to help your self, however not being paid is a problem – not doing that once more!  A number of mandatory life classes!

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