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Comment by Dave Gettman on July 14, 2017 at 5:39pm

Wayne, they just had a story on the news this morning where 6 people were poisoned eating raw oysters at a restaurant here. I'd much rather have that schnitzel plate Harold is waving under our noses!

Comment by Wayne Dixon on July 14, 2017 at 4:07pm

Top of the day to all, hope all are doing fine. nice weather around here, suppose to rain here next Monday, hope it is nice on Friday, back off to Dallas VA hosp.  sure racking up the miles, 100 miles per trip.  They are racking me on the trips, have not heard the results from all my test yet, they say I have fluid around my heart, making appt. with a cardiologist.  Must be my old body is running down.

Dave, there use to be a place here in Fort Worth that a buddy and I use to hit all the time, they had the best oysters on the half shell.  We use to stop by all the time, have good cold one and put away a few oysters.

my best to all.


Comment by harold goldstein on July 14, 2017 at 2:50pm
Schnitzel Fest Weekend!
Checkers Old Munchen
Starting today you can try all your favorite Schnitzels at special pricing...
Pork Schnitzel $12
Chicken Schnitzel $12
Veal Schnitzel $16
Stuffed Schnitzel $16
Add different styles:
Ala Holstein (two eggs on top) $2
Jaegar sauce (onions and mushrooms) $1
Paprika sauce $1
All served with any two of your favorite German side dishes!
Comment by Dave Gettman on July 12, 2017 at 6:18pm

Nope, nope, and nope. Definitely no oysters.

Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on July 12, 2017 at 6:04pm

Yeah, those Steamers can be a bit on the chewy side. I did dip them in butter though.

One of these days I want to try the raw oysters on the half shell. I do like them fried, smoked and in Oyster Stew.

Comment by Jim Clendenen on July 12, 2017 at 4:37pm

Never was one for synchronized swimming, but I could be wrong.

Comment by Dave Gettman on July 12, 2017 at 3:41pm

Thanks Frank! Actually, dipped in butter and swallowed whole I can handle them steamers. Just as long as I don't have to chew.

Comment by Frank L Moseley Jr on July 12, 2017 at 12:54pm

Ok Dave,  Lobster it is! And some more Steamers for me !

Comment by Dave Gettman on July 11, 2017 at 2:32pm

Donald Trump receives 2d Cavalry Stetson in Poland.

Comment by Dave Gettman on July 11, 2017 at 2:26pm

You can keep the steamers, Frank, but I could go for some lobster!


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8th Colonel of the Regiment Nelson B. Sweitzer 9 Jun 1886 – 29 Oct 1888



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


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