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Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 2, 2017 at 3:18pm

Hello Troopers all.  Hope are doing fine and are in the best of health.  Hope the weather is treating all well, has been not to bad here, it has been in the 90s to 104.  Sure glad my air is working good.  I am stuck in the house not able to really get out side, like I use too.  That is why I  have all this skin cancer, they have cut into my head again.  Twice in the last year.  They freeze them but don't seem to last to long,  Every one take care.  TOUJOURS PRET...

Comment by Wayne Dixon on August 2, 2017 at 2:58pm

DAVE, I have copied the photo, I don't have a mouse, only have a key board with a pad and control on it.  My hands are where I can't use a mouse sure wish that I could. You know the muscles in my hands are gone they are like claws.  I use the middle finger and thumb to type with, the thumb gives me pressure on the center finger and nail is my pressure on the keys.  Well I spent all day at VA yesterday, they dialated my eyes, was hoping it would not take long for me to see again, have to be able to see when I drive my chair up into my van, don't care to go over the side, I have been lucky, almost went over once.  They have fit me with new glasses, due in three weeks.   I almost wish thy could fix my bottom can't seem to get the sores to heal, the wound care people can't seem to cure my bottom.  They are trying everything, got me a special mattress and special seat for wheel chair, but no improvement.

Dave does our store carry large decals of the 2nd ac. I need to locate one for the rear of my van, has to be outside type, the rear window is tint and does not show thru good.

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 Jr 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.


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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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