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Comment by Joe Sellner on October 27, 2017 at 5:04pm
Have a great November guys!
Comment by Joe Sellner on October 27, 2017 at 5:02pm
Excellent menu Harold! We just finished our October Fest here in New Ulm Minnesota. It is a two week end affair . Draws a pretty good crowd from all over. This community has a very German Heritage and it is well preserved by our Schells Beer! Lol! It is a pretty cool town! If you are into festivals I would check it out! Tojours Pret!
Comment by Joe Sellner on October 27, 2017 at 4:55pm
Dave I too think this whole Blood Pressure thing is out of control with them pushing these meds that are just as dangerous as the the disease. I take my BP at home and it is ok! I have always run some what high and it is not just the VA. It is the whole medical profession. Another big money making scheme. They hades me so worked up about my blood pressure that I think I was killing my self monitoring it.
Finally came to the conclusion " Just Relax" and stop worrying about it! I take the Lisiniprol and if they want me to take something additional . I want there personal guarantee that it will not do more damage then good .
Comment by Wayne Dixon on October 27, 2017 at 2:14pm

SIG, it has been a blessing to have some one to help you. Since I had my spinal accident in 2004, I  have had to have some one with me all the time.  It has been hard on them.  Mother is 83 and I am 85 now, no longer spring chickens. it hard when you can't do for yourself..

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on October 27, 2017 at 9:38am

Wayne, thankful that you get some help from friends and family, headed to a car show manyana, getting up in years is not for sissies. So glad I have my health at 78 !

Comment by Wayne Dixon on October 26, 2017 at 5:08pm

Sig, this old weather has sure been crazy here this year.  I sure would like to cast a line again after I had my accident, I gave all of gear to the fireman across from me. He brings over fish and hushpuppies to us.  He sure looks out for us. between him and my daughter who comes down and stays week at a time to help mother care for me, I am becoming a hand full for the wife. if the government had not put in my lift I would be stuck in my bed.  

Comment by Wayne Dixon on October 26, 2017 at 4:38pm

Harold, would love one of each, they sure sound good.  Years ago use to go out to a friends place, he was from Germany. I would go there for my German meals.  His staff were all from Germany.  It was like being back over there.  Unable to go any more unable to get out of  house accept to go to the doctor anymore.  next two Fridays two more doctors visit's then I have a couple of weeks before I go and start in again with more.

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 25, 2017 at 11:30am

Yeah, I heard you guys were going to get baked down there, Sig. Good luck.

We got drenched for a few days and now it is drying out again. Sun is out now but got a weak system moving through today and then it gets nice again for a few days, upper 50's low 60's.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on October 24, 2017 at 10:10am

Mornin Troops, another triple digit day here in So. Cal. Did some fishing yesterday to break in a new pole and line, 7Bass 1Sunnie, before the heat rose to over 100 deg.

Comment by Dave Gettman on October 20, 2017 at 6:11pm

I'll take one each to go please, and enough bier to wash it all down with.


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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.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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