"What if , at age eighteen , the Angel of the Lord came and told me ; Al ---"
I'm applying this to a personal experience which I think all of you will understand; perhaps others have had a similiar experience.
It was exactly at this time of year in 1953 when I had my first job at a shipyard on Indian Harbor in Greenwich Ct. Indian Harbor is where the Town of Greenwich operates a ferry between a dock on Indian Harbor and "Island Beach" a Town recreational area in the form of an island on Long Island Sound three miles from shore. The Manhattan sky-line is quite visible on a clear day , and during the "Summer of '53" I would see the Island Beach ferry pass by the shipyard.
It was only yesterday when I road the ferry to swim at Island Beach , my favorite place during the Summer. On the return-trip I gazed at where the shipyard , now long-gone , once was, and I happened to have this thought-- what if , it 1953 , while at the shipyard, the Angel of the Lord appeared to me , pointed at the Island Beach boat passing by and said-------" Al, sixty years from now, you will be riding on that boat!"