WELDING A MEMORY
“…if we turned our eyes you could see it just outside your vision…”
This is from when I was about 20 years of age. Even though my entire welding class was present, no one else is able to remember this except me.
Me and some of the other “weldies” (welding apprentices) were in an IRON yard (in the Bay Area) chopping up discarded battleships. Everyone started looking up or looking around or down, in some cases. “Five, Four, Three, ” we could hear, “Two, One. Okay we are in.” It was a countdown. Some people fell off the battleship hull like it was a non-stick pan and we were fried eggs that just slide right off so you get all of the flavor and none of the fat. I think I was in my twenties.
They are looking at us, which seems really strange, which was what I was thinking. They were not tying to hide but also didn’t want to be seen. Being around 25 years old, my eyesight was pretty good. So, if we turned our eyes you could see it just outside your vision. I swear it looked like a creature and a sort of old West guy. Not Old west but newer like they had cars but not laserbeams. Or they didn’t know we could see them.
A day later we were all fairly regular (B—-y slit his own throat, so he was not regular in the least) and I swear I can remember it all. I was maybe twenty or twenty-five.
W. REGION: ST. Louis Holiday
SCOPE: [x]-merge [ ]-break
EVENT DATE: 1978
REPORT DATE: 2009-10
REPORTANT: Evicho Karebrech