why does it change

At the ripe young age of 26 I was riding high on life; had a nice old farm house located near the Shenandoah Parkway, an awesome job, two new motorcycles, a beautiful wife, and experienced my first divorce. Life was good back then. On one fateful day; however, it all came crashing down. My world would never be the same. The crisis lasted 77 days. Seventy-seven days of pure hell on earth.

Nearly every household in the country was affected. News of it was in all the papers and overtook the evening news throughout the nation. Hank Williams Jr. would later immortalize it in a song, “When Something Is Good (Why Does It Change).” For those who may not have been alive yet, or are too young to remember, this is what happened back in ’85.

“Coca Cola – Changed”

For 77 long days the people of the United States rebelled. The rebellion came mostly from the people in the South. Coca Cola received a backlash bigger than any company in history, up to that time, had ever experienced. Phone calls and letters poured in overtaking the Atlanta offices. A corporate psychiatrist was hired to interpret the messages from the angry public who’s lives had been shattered. Ultimately, after 77 long days Coca Cola’s corporate idiots gave into the public’s demands and reestablished the “Real Thing.” Only now it was named Coke. Call it what they will, I don’t believe the recipe was ever the same. 

Ultimately, is there anything you can believe in or trust?

6 thoughts on “why does it change

    1. At the time, I had a Yamaha XS 1100 and a Yamaha FJ 600. I had sold the Yamaha XT 500 recently. I’ve had 14 motorcycles in all. I’ve only ridden once since ’86.

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  1. Thank you. I think in your photography is where you live with God. May be wrong, but from what I have read and from the photos you produce that is where you and Him meet. I have a post coming out Wednesday about such as this. Am working on it now. You will see more what I am talking about. Have a great weekend and God Bless, SR

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  2. The “Coke” thing cracked me up. 🙂 This post was headed in such a different direction. On a serious note to answer your question, “Yes there are so many things we can believe and trust in.”

    God, ourselves, that the sun and moon will shine, the stars will come at night, the rains will come in due season but then the growth of everything will begin to come forth. Flowers will bloom into radiant colors, as to me God has always been such great artist. That is proven by your photos.

    We can trust that someone/something will make us smile today, or maybe make us cry. Either way we will shed tears of joy or sorrow.

    It is not so much “If we can trust and believe in.” It is if we choose to do so or not? Good post and enjoyed reading. God Bless, SR

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    1. Wow, awesome comment. Yes, there are many things we can rely on and God is at the top of the list for me. In my photography I simply try to capture what God has created. Thank you.

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