Above: Jim Green (26) weds Susan Hull in
1975, surrounded by friends and family.
Daughter by Susan.|
We were married at the interfaith
Harvey D. Grace Chapel
at WSU just west of
When Susan and I met, she was living at
1700 Holyoke at the
Holyoke Cottage" (1988), then
we lived together in a 3rd floor apartment at the South end of The Ralston Center at
Gardner and 13th Street.
After marrying, we moved into a "White House" student residence at
then into a blue cottage at 1625 Holyoke,
until we bought a house on College Hill at
200 N. Old Manor.
Music: Crocodile Rock by Elton John.
Left: Susan and Cousin Kathleen Mayfield (1956-Present). Right: Daughter Dianne.
had a wonderful time with Susan for the first five years before I started to
too much, which caused Susan to file for divorce for my not paying
enough attention to lonely grievance, primarily.
Susan thought we were beginning to look
like Kermit and Miss Piggy
I looked for a place to hang myself for the first
couple of weeks after our 1981
but went to Floridian paradise realms instead,
remarried, rejoiced, continued to have a wonderful time, on and on...
Besides, it turned out that who cares about divorced men is divorced women.
However, most of us can never quite regroup like the first wedding for a big family event after years of marriage.
Family members perish and by the time we are ready to remarry,
it can't be done with so many of us present.
Without grandparents for the kids,
reproduction goes into suspended animation, but you might still like a wife to go through this with,
My 2nd wife Jo
was a lot of fun, however,
small ceremony far away or not, and I got to be a step-father for a while and take older children
to The Epcot Center
the Kennedy Space Center
and to Clearwater Beach
might have led to a 3rd marriage
, but severance from
Honeywell Defense Communications
then from Compro
, somehow upset our new stellar effort
In 2003, I still had support obligations in this
1981 Kansas divorce case,
due to employment discontinuities.
By 2004, however, I seem to have gotten over it.
Like a Merry Prankster, I intercepted a divorce from Susan, but our daughter is healthy.
April Come She Will,
Follow the Sun.
Left: David Green Gets Car for Me. Right: Dave playing with Dianne, & Dianne
the Wind by Chris Cross,
Has Funny Cars by The Jefferson Airplane,
Give Up on Us, Baby by David Soul.
Above: Grandad Green's house at Quentin & 3rd Street
(401 N. Quentin),
with red bud tree.
hen I got into trouble without a car, David managed to scrounge one up somehow,
and is shown here celebrating his coup for us.
got me a car, one time, too.
The other picture shows brother David playing with Dianne during one of his
visits home to 1036 Murray Court
Dave was and is a fine guitarist, and I used his guitar to learn to
play simple melodies myself.
I learned to play my favorite Simon &
Garfunkel numbers Scarborough Fair Canticle
The Sounds of Silence
as a picker.
I also liked to pick Auld Lang Syne
Turn, Turn, Turn
, and was haunted by
which I thought of whenever I saw the
seeming to rotate overhead
around the star Sadir (γ-Cygnus) like "the heart of darkness".
Today I may reload Anvil Studio
Above Left: Mom and Dad Marry on March 10,
in the Chapel of the
his place had a dirty clothes chute that you could drop your clothes in from the 2nd
floor all the way down to a basket in the laundry room in the basement.
I used to watch towels and clothes tumble all the way down that chute with fascination.
It also had an
apartment in the attic that could be reached by a stairway that pulled down like a trap door or
something out of
by Robert Louis Stevenson, Grandad's favorite novel.
I had breakfast a lot with Granddad and Grandma,
bacon, toast, and eggs with coffee and orange juice
Then we would read the paper
in the Sunroom on the SouthEast side of the house, which is shown above.
First Presbyterian Church Flanked by Best Man Wyman Warren or Sherman Lample.
Above Right: Sherman Lample in St.Petersburg, Florida, 1980s.
Left: Maternal Uncle John,
a radar operator
on the U.S.S. Franklin. (Video)
ears later I visited with Wyman or Sherman in his living room not far from
, in the 80s.
I do not remember by what trick of fortune I ever managed to find him,
so that he could visit with the son of his old friend.
He was accompanied by his wife,
but had been in a motorcycle wreck, and was in a wheelchair at the time.
I think I was with Jean or Jo the day we met.
I think it was Sherman, but due to the passage of years, there is some residual uncertainty.
Dad occasionally spoke of both men, whose names are suggestive of actors
in an archetypal drama between fraternity brothers.
1923-2005 in her 70s.
Music: Fields of Gold
he above photos of John & Mom were taken after I returned from Florida in
The Uncle John photo was taken in the Mayfield place on
327 N. Fountain
just about three blocks from Grandad Green
's place at
3rd Street and Quentin
At the Mayfield place, I sometimes got dressed up like Santa to pass out presents on Christmas Eve.
At 3rd Street and Quentin
we had hot dog roasts in the back yard during the Summer, and I remember the keen orthinological
interest of my Grandparents in cardinals and other local birds that came to shake their
feathers in the backyard bird bath.
In fact, Grandad Green liked to refer to the children as "birds",
perhaps because he realized we were incapable of analyzing our speech like adults for clues it might
contain concerning our activities in the future, or because he considered us to be pre-dee-dee birds who would
later be out to do it
the bird way
like flying Orionid
beings toasting a true love with a holy grail of stars.
Uncle John and Grandma Mayfield were very kindly,
and John took me to see Forbidden Planet
Creature Walks Among Us,
I Married a Monster from Outer Space
and other movies a child asks to go to.
The only forbidden movie was Godzilla,
King of Monsters
which they figured would be too much for them and us both.
Grandma Green had taken me to see
Hansel and Gretel
which frightened me a lot.
Above Left: John's daughter Cheryl and Grandma Mayfield.
Music: Sarah Brightman - Scarborough Fair
Above Right: Greg's Wife Barbara next to cousin Greg Mayfield and Brother Rick Green (1950-Present).
Both scenes were photographed at
327 N. Fountain before