Originally Posted by markpierce
Radio?! Had no way to make calls. That's why families had 3, 4, or more children. Children were disposable. My parents handed me more responsibility (my life in my hands) than I can now comprehend.
.....no vhf radio on yer sloop?...you know, i can believe that, sailboater don't like to part with bucks so put thmeselves in Gods hands everytime they go sailing praying for wind. Me, I pray for no wind
there was a time when the average family was 9 kids for that reason. I'm 65 and some of my friends long since having moved on told me many stories of annual or biannual brothers and sisters in the old days. Still seems to be that way with new imigrants where i live in ca.