Fourth Grade New Year’s Day Memories from January 1, 1963

The first New Year’s Day that I clearly remember was New Year’s 1963. I was nine years old and a fourth grade at Luke Air Force Base Elementary School on Luke Air Force Base, Glendale, Arizona. I remember the big deal that year about the Rose Bowl Football game. The University of Wisconsin was the… Continue reading Fourth Grade New Year’s Day Memories from January 1, 1963

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

K7JYX – My Mother’s First FCC Amateur Radio License Call Sign

The earliest memory of this military brat has my Dad stationed at Donaldson Air Force Base. Our family lived in a small, wooden framed house located at 201 Maco Terrace in Greenville, South Carolina. Our across the street neighbors were Don and Doris Bedford. Don was a propane route salesman. Doris was a homemaker, part-time… Continue reading K7JYX – My Mother’s First FCC Amateur Radio License Call Sign

A Nickel’s Worth of Ice Cream

One of the scariest experiences I had as a military brat involved the ice cream man, my bicycle, and a nickel. The seductive serenade of the ice cream man’s music blasted over a public address system mounted on his truck’s roof. One large speaker pointed forward with the music mystically announcing, “Here I come, get… Continue reading A Nickel’s Worth of Ice Cream

The Joy of Attending New Schools

Attending new schools was one of the great things about growing up as a military brat. I attended the first half of the first grade at Glendale Elementary in Glendale, Arizona. Early in the second semester I transfer to Luke Air Force Base Elementary School on Luke AFB, Glendale, Arizona. I also attend grades two,… Continue reading The Joy of Attending New Schools

Sun Tea

Making Sun Tea was a fun way for this military brat to enjoy the hot summers of the Phoenix, Arizona. I lived at Luke Air Force Base, in the Valley of the Sun from 1958 to 1963. We also made Sun Tea in Seguin, Texas during 1963 – 1964 and El Paso, Texas 1964 –… Continue reading Sun Tea

Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese

From 1958 to 1963 I called the Phoenix, Arizona area home. Well, I lived in Glendale from 1958 to 1960 and on Luke Air Force Base from 1960 to 1963. The Phoenix area hosted Major League Baseball’s Cactus League every spring. Named for the cactus that was everywhere in the Arizona desert, in 1963 the… Continue reading Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese

Church and the Military Brat

I have a tough question for you. When and where do you first remember attending church services? I told you the question was hard. No, I am not asking you to recall what you’ve been told by your mother or grandma about church attendance, but what you can remember. In my case, the year is… Continue reading Church and the Military Brat

Church and the Military Brat

I have a tough question for you. When and where do you first remember attending church services? I told you the question was hard. No, I am not asking you to recall what you’ve been told by your mother or grandma about church attendance, but what you can remember. In my case, the year is… Continue reading Church and the Military Brat

A Nickel’s Worth of Ice Cream

One of the scariest experiences I had as a military brat involved the ice cream man, my bicycle, and a nickel. The seductive serenade of the ice cream man’s music blasted over a public address system mounted on his truck’s roof. One large speaker pointed forward with the music mystically announcing, “Here I come, get… Continue reading A Nickel’s Worth of Ice Cream