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Comment by Ronny O. Littlejohn on August 2, 2017 at 11:37am
Forecast for Portland today 104-107. lowes will sell out every air-conditioner they have. Those folk's will suffer, when they get a 80 degree day it's the talk of the town. My brother said last week they had fall weather in New England . Looks like Frank is looking for another blanket .
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 2, 2017 at 9:33am

Sig, supposed to be in the mid to upper 90's for the next few days, maybe even hit 100 tomorrow. Lots of smoke from the B.C. fires making its way here too. Made for a beautiful sunrise this morning but it sure stinks. Must be pretty bad further up north.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on August 2, 2017 at 9:01am

Morning to all, Dave, unusuall weather here yesterday. Day started out cloudy, warm & humid, temps by afternoon were 104 and sticky, about 4 O'clock it started to rain and the temp dropped to 85 & humid, supposed to continue same today and yeah there was lightening strikes all over the place, ignited a few fires !

Comment by Joe Sellner on August 1, 2017 at 6:32pm
Or maybe it was the Martini's
Comment by Joe Sellner on August 1, 2017 at 6:32pm
Old Blue Eyes! Him and the Rat Pack did a lot remarkable things! I was just a kid when they were in there glory! I always liked Dean Martin. He was so relaxed in front of the camera. Probably because he did not give a shit what anyone thought!
Comment by Dave Gettman on August 1, 2017 at 5:48pm

Thanks Frank. I'm still recovering, so it's all good.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on August 1, 2017 at 5:28pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE! a couple of days late.

Comment by Dave Gettman on July 31, 2017 at 2:35pm


If your mouse has two buttons, left click on the photo to enlarge it. Then left click on it again to get it full size. Once it is full size, right click on it and a menu should come up. Click on "save image as..." and save it to your computer somewhere where you can find it again. Save it as a jpg image.

Comment by Wayne Dixon on July 31, 2017 at 2:23pm

DAVE,  the photo you copied is 100 percent better than mine.  Now how do I copy to my file with out messing up.  Mine was to dark and had dark spots all over it. leave information for me, have to go my nurse is here to change me out.  thanks again.

Comment by Dave Gettman on July 31, 2017 at 10:30am

Morning Sig. About time you made it back into our little group.

Yup, supposed to get hot up here too, near 100 or better by Thursday, with Wednesday and Friday in the upper 90's. Looks like we will easily beat the record for most days in a row without rain, 51 days set in 1951. They are talking of a possibility of beating the all time record temp of 104 too.


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Colonels of the Regiment

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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