2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,800 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people. Click here to… Continue reading 2014 in review

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You Are Never Too Old To Achieve Your Dream

What goals do you have for 2015? Go ahead, take a few seconds to think about the question. What’s that? You think you are too old or it is too late for you to do your dreams? I’ve listed several examples of men and women who didn’t believe they were too old to go for… Continue reading You Are Never Too Old To Achieve Your Dream

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Unsung Eagles: True Stories of America’s Citizen Airmen in the Skies of World War II by Jay Stout

Jay Stout has written a fine book about the citizen of airman of World War II. This is an oral history instead of a traditional history. It is the remembrances of the ordinary men who answered the call of their country. Reading the book reminded me of sitting at my local coffee shop and listening… Continue reading Unsung Eagles: True Stories of America’s Citizen Airmen in the Skies of World War II by Jay Stout

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Living in Military Housing

I experienced living in military housing from the 1950’s through the late 1970’s. My experience was two-fold. I lived in non-commissioned officers quarters as a military dependent on three United States Air Force Bases. I also lived in officer’s quarters as an adult serving as a company grade officer on active duty. If you don’t… Continue reading Living in Military Housing

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Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along The unbroken song Of peace on earth,… Continue reading Christmas Bells

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Christmas – Military Brat Style

The first Christmas I can clearly remember was 1959. I was six years old. My family lived in Glendale, Arizona. Did I ever go to my paternal grandmother’s for Christmas? No. I never did that I can remember. Did I ever go to my maternal grandparent’s for Christmas? No. I did not that I can… Continue reading Christmas – Military Brat Style

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Poem: Live in the Now

My mother died Sunday evening, December 14, 2014. We buried her on Saturday, December 20, 2014 in the family cemetery. Graves near hers include her parents, grandparents, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins. Mother would have turned 83 years old in February. For most of my life, I heard mom and daddy dream of moving back to Gonzales… Continue reading Poem: Live in the Now

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