Schooled by My Subconscious

In a long, repeatedly-interrupted-by-Chihuahuas dream last night, I was back at the lifelong-dreamed subterranean house. I had apparently invented a device (probably a real item available today) that used lasers to measure rooms and shared that info via Bluetooth to my iPad. As I prepared to explore the subterranea, a smartly-dressed man who seemed to be a teacher suggested that the area beneath us was an old school, and that there was a body buried under there somewhere.

When I told this to Abby this morning, she thought these dreams might be related to my underground explorations of the maintenance tunnels at Oklahoma University more than 30 years ago.

Also of note, I turn 50 in a couple of days. Some people might regard this as significant, but with an average life expectancy of American males of 76 years (the average in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma where I live is 72.2), I passed the halfway point, statistically, 12 years ago.

This is an abandoned house in far northeast Pontotoc County. I suspect, but have no proof, that it hides a vast underground network of bordellos and meth labs.
This is an abandoned house in far northeast Pontotoc County. I suspect, but have no proof, that it hides a vast underground network of bordellos and meth labs.
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3 Comments

  1. Happy first of July! 50 1st of Julys so far for you. I know that you’re 50. But to me you will always be 19. We have both changed but our memories are irrevocably stored In 1983. 1983 was one of the best years of my life, and a lot of that because that was the year that you and I became friends. I love you Richard, And I wish you many more happy first of Julys.

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  2. “the average in Pontotoc County … is 72.2”

    Several years ago, after noting the rash of young deaths in our newspaper’s obit section, I began keeping track. For a complete year, I recorded the age of death of every person in the Seminole Producer’s obituaries — it included anyone with Seminole County ties (born there, lived there, died there, or even had immediate family there). The average age of the 600 obituaries was 70.2 years.

    This is roughly equal to the U.S. life expectancy throughout the 1960s.

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