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Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on April 20, 2018 at 12:04pm

Comment by Thomas Blaszkiewicz on April 20, 2018 at 12:03pm

Jim,safe travels there and back.

Comment by Harry Warner on April 20, 2018 at 11:33am

Safe trip Jim.  Ditto what Dave said, but would welcome some shots of the cuisine in Germany.  

Comment by Dave Gettman on April 20, 2018 at 11:27am

HOOAH!!! Have a great trip Jim! If they talk you into wearing one of those funny Greek dresses the guys wear over there, I don't want to see any photos.

Comment by Jim Clendenen on April 20, 2018 at 11:16am

Well Boys here I go. 

Get off work tonight and finish packing for our trip to Greece. Will be arriving in Frankfurt Monday morning. It will have been 50 yrs. since I first arrived on German soil. Only have a 2 hr. layover then a short flight to Greece. We'll be there for 2 weeks and celebrating our 30th anniversary when we're there. Got an over night layover in Frankfurt on the way back so were staying in a hotel and going to eat some good German food. Wish I could get back to Amberg but just not enough time on this trip. I'll check in after I get back.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on April 18, 2018 at 9:01am

Glad to hear that my friends down in Florida are safe !

Comment by Dave Gettman on April 16, 2018 at 5:03pm

Harold, a belated Happy Anniversary to you and Joni, too.

Comment by Dave Gettman on April 16, 2018 at 5:02pm

Happy Anniversary to you and Cathy, Frank.

Comment by harold goldstein on April 16, 2018 at 3:39pm

Frank, MAZEL TOV.  37 years is great.

Joni and I just celebrated our 56th April 1.

No one heard about Wayne yet?

Comment by Frank L Moseley on April 16, 2018 at 3:25pm

Harry - the Nightlite is still glowing nicely.

Dave - missed the temp by 3 deg, only got to 66 deg. However we'll hit the mid 80s by Wednesday and the rest of the week.

Harold - Guess some areas got it worse than others. Heard that there were Waterspouts out on Tampa Bay and near the Skyway Bridge. We kept getting Small Craft warnings, Lake effect Wind warnings, and the Tornado Watch alerts, but, not much wind in the campground, this time. The timing sounds about right. Heaviest weather got to us from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM and the rain finally cleared out around 8:00 PM.

Cathy and I will celebrate our 37th Wedding Anniversary on Thursday the 19th.


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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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