Bill York

I could not believe how fast cars were passing me and I was driving the speed limit. Officials scratch their heads wondering why deadly crashes happen so frequently; it’s obvious; too many cars on the roads and too many speeders.

Bill YorkThe Futile Drug War
By Bill York
Nonagenarian

America’s war on drugs has failed. DEA estimates that only a miniscule amount of smuggled drugs are intercepted. Between the origin of illegal drugs and addicts is millions in profit. Money is why the illegal drug war is floundering and has become a financial disaster for government.

USS MissouriAnchors Aweigh
By Bill york
Nonagenarian

My wife Dot and I enjoy watching Jeopardy on TV. We know a few of the answers but we suffer mind-lag at our age and recall is often slow. 

I said, “Since I was in the navy during WW II I wish Alex Trebek would ask some questions about ships. It is a category in which I might excel.”

Bill YorkThe Great Depression today
By Bill York
Nonagenarian

You had to have been hungry in your life to understand the emotional zap I got today.

Living with my grandfather on the farm meant food on the table during the 1930’s but at age 7 my father remarried and I lived with someone psychologically unprepared to be a dad; a slice of dried bologna in the icebox, alongside a case of beer, nothing else. I left home at age 14.

Episodes of war

The Atlantic Ocean was becoming rough as our convoy got underway in 1943, hoping to evade German U-boats, while heading to Europe. With subs prowling we wondered if we would complete the crossing. It was scary times.

Precious water

The announcement of a developing drought in Georgia is scary. In my 90 years I have survived some arid times. I remember in the 30’s my grandpa putting wooden whiskey barrels under each V slope on the roof. That provided rainwater for the cattle and the vegetable garden.