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Comment by Harry Warner on February 10, 2018 at 11:09am

How long do I have tp pay for one lousey rusty hyperdermic needle?

Comment by Dave Gettman on February 10, 2018 at 11:07am

Looks like the first part of his name is Hash-

Comment by Harry Warner on February 10, 2018 at 11:04am

Butch made me do it. AGAIN!!

Last Saturday afternoon in Washington, D.C. an aide to Nancy Pelosi visited the Bishop of the Catholic Cathedral in D.C. He told the Cardinal that Nancy Pelosi would be attending the next day's Mass, and asked if the Cardinal would kindly point out Pelosi to the congregation and say a few words that would include calling Pelosi a saint.

The Cardinal replied, "No. I don't really like the woman, and there are issues of conflict with the Catholic Church over some of Pelosi's views." Pelosi's aide then said, "Look, I'll write a check here and now for a donation of $100,000 to you if you'll just tell the congregation you see Pelosi as a saint."

The Cardinal thought about it and said, "Well, the Church can use the money, so I'll work your request into tomorrow's sermon." As Pelosi's aide promised, Nancy Pelosi appeared for the Sunday worship and seated herself prominently at the forward left side of the center aisle. As promised, at the start of his sermon, the Cardinal pointed out that Ms. Pelosi was present.

The Cardinal went on to explain to the congregation, "While Ms. Pelosi's presence is probably an honor to some, the woman is not numbered among my personal favorite personages. Some of her most egregious views are contrary to tenets of the Church, and she tends to flip-flop on many other issues. Nancy Pelosi is a petty, self-absorbed hypocrite, a thumb sucker, and a nit-wit. Nancy Pelosi is also a serial liar, a cheat, and a thief. I must say, Nancy Pelosi is the worst example of a Catholic I have ever personally witnessed. She married for money and is using her wealth to lie to the American people. She also has a reputation for shirking her Representative obligations both in Washington and in California . The woman is simply not to be trusted."

The Cardinal concluded. “But, when compared with Hillary Clinton, Ms. Pelosi is a saint."

Comment by Harry Warner on February 10, 2018 at 10:58am

Alfred E. Neuman. And I challenge anyone to dispute me.  

Comment by Dave Gettman on February 10, 2018 at 10:25am

JONES, Jesse; enlisted: May 4, 1891, Fort Wingate, New Mexico, by Lieut. Hoppin; born: Navajo Reservation, New Mexico; age: 27 yrs; occupation: herder; black eyes, black hair, copper complexion, 5’4”; Troop L, 2d Cavalry; Indian [name illegible]; died July 24, 1892, Fort Wingate, New Mexico, of injuries; rank: private.

Any help I can get with his real name would ge greatly appreciated.

Comment by Harry Warner on February 10, 2018 at 10:00am

Sig, I have heard nothing from Vi since her message just before Christmas that she was hopeful Wayne would be home for the holidays.  

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on February 10, 2018 at 9:32am

Anybody heard anything from Wayne ?

Comment by Dave Gettman on February 9, 2018 at 8:45am

I remember my mom and dad talking about "Fasching Season". They had a traditional "Key Dance" where the men all threw their house keys out onto the dance floor and the women all scrambled for them. The women then went around the room searching for the owner of their key, who was supposed to then be their sex partner for the night.

Unknown to my mom and dad, our maid had thrown my dad's key onto the floor. A large busted, cross-eyed gal ended up with it and wanted my dad in the worst way. Cost my mom quite a bit of money to get the key back!

Comment by harold goldstein on February 9, 2018 at 6:01am

What I remember was about Feb 10 to Feb 25 - 2 weeks was The Fashing Fest, almost like our Halloween with teenagers and young adults running around and playing around with any one they can.    From my memory it was always snowing then.  Don't forget in Feb I was still TDY with the 3rd AC.  It was a very weird experience but what fun

Comment by ErnieKeel on February 9, 2018 at 2:09am

I found this online:  I think this was what was going on, sounds like fun too!  I saw people walking around in weird costumes, someone had a cowboy hat on.  

Weiberfasching or Weiberfastnacht  This is the female Fasching, celebrated the last Thursday before Ash Wednesday. This year, it falls on Feb. 8. Weiberfasching starts in the morning where masked women take over cities and symbolically take the key of the town hall from the mayor.

 Another Weiberfasching ritual is to cut men’s ties. Men, be prepared: Don’t wear your most expensive tie. Ladies, don’t forget your scissors.  The day ends with Weiber-Fasching-Parties, festivities in which men dress up as women. Some parties won’t allow men not dressed the part to enter. While men dress up as women and many women dress up as men, this is not mandatory. Women can wear any other costume, but men commonly dress as women.


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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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