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Open invitation to all who lived through or served during the cold war and can remember a world before computers.

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TRADITIONAL GERMAN DRINKING SONGS. TIME TO PRACTICE YOUR DEUTSCH!

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That time the NAZI's invaded Camp Gates...in 1987

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Comment by George Crump (Chief) on March 31, 2020 at 4:24pm

Been AWOL - so I hope to find all you old farts are up and on target. Recently read Feb. Thoroughbred, I would like to share with you,  --   When you're still in, you sometimes think it's terrible. It's not till later you realize that these were the best times of your life. Wrote by Glen Back 2nd Cav. Ass. Take care and keep your head down and your powder dry. Dragoon for live Chief            

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Comment by Harry Warner on March 26, 2020 at 3:22pm

Frank, good to see you and the family are ok.  Hoarding TP...people do strange things in times of stress.  I like to keep from running out of chocolate and coffee. 
Don't let the wind blow up ye kilt.  

Comment by Frank L Moseley on March 26, 2020 at 1:42pm

Thursday, 26 Mar 2020

Just checking in to let y'all know that we're doing OK, down here in Thonotosassa, FL. It is beginning to really get Warm, down here, High temp today is forecast to be 90 degF.

Had a scare with the oldest daughter, last night. Went to the ER with chest pains and since she met the criteria, was tested for the COVID19 Virus. (she was recently near Seattle, WA for her daughter's wedding) Test came back Negative! Thank goodness.

As in most areas, TP, Paper towels, Cleaning supplies, Hand sanitizer, Frozen foods and meats are in short supply.   I DO hope that these hoarders, realize that the stores are NOT going to take back/refund purchases after this passes.

Any how, I do hope that everyone is reasonably healthy, safe, and secure.

Toujours Pret! 

The Not So Wandering Scotsman!

Comment by harold goldstein on March 23, 2020 at 6:43am

new words to his song

Comment by harold goldstein on March 22, 2020 at 12:41pm

An 81 yr old great grandpa talking like that.

Comment by harold goldstein on March 22, 2020 at 12:39pm

Siig,  Just listened to it.  He was too country and I was a romantic, 

there was Ushie, Gelinda, Marta, und Karola.  I was in love with everyone of them.

And they did not know each other.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on March 22, 2020 at 10:34am

Good morning, staying at home this AM and listening to my Pastors message on live stream. Hope all is well with each trooper, be cautious and take care. Dave, glad to here you are doing well, you're an important asset to this fine group of veterans, stay healthy. Harold, I became a big Lefty Frizelle fan while in Germany around 58, he had a song called, " Cigarette and Coffee Blues " . Years ago I went into a local record store and the young man at the counter knew of the song and was able to get me a copy of it on a CD of Leftys " Twenty Golden Hits" it's # 12 and every now and then I'll put it in the computer and listen to it. Back in 58 I smoked and drank lots of G.I. coffee. Now those habits are a thing of the past.Quit smoking at 33 and it's been over 30 years since I had a cup of Joe. Had some problems with my prostrate around 50 and the doc said to nix the coffee and soda, every once in a while I will do a Pepsi but it's rare. Y'all take good care of yourself during these tough times !

 

Comment by Harry Warner on March 22, 2020 at 9:12am

Hello, Gene.  
No, I’m closer to English Creek Shoprite, but Acme in Mays Landing is closer yet.  In times like these I choose what's closer. 

 

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