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Troop Ships 45 Replies

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Comment by ErnieKeel on July 30, 2018 at 2:02pm

Harry that was awesome car show video, lots of old Buicks there. Hope things are well in your part of the State. Going to Giants home opener vs Jacksonville, we'll see what kind of team we have this year early I guess.

Comment by Dave Gettman on July 30, 2018 at 11:03am

Good video, Harold!

"I don't WANT a job. It's so much work!"

Comment by Harry Warner on July 30, 2018 at 10:56am
Comment by Dave Gettman on July 30, 2018 at 10:36am

Thanks for all the great birthday wishes. Partied for 2 days straight and healing nicely.

Comment by Harry Warner on July 30, 2018 at 9:53am

Running boards, hand chokes, needed left foot for high beams, shift on the steering wheel, gas was .25 cents per gallon. No seat belts, no a/c,  Only AM radio, if it even had a radio. No toll roads.  

Comment by Harry Warner on July 30, 2018 at 9:41am

Cars from the 50's


Comment by Harry Warner on July 30, 2018 at 9:09am

Hell can't be hot enough for low-lifes.  

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on July 30, 2018 at 8:32am

Harry, yes they are increasing and one of the reasons ( and there are many ) we had six years of dry winters with little to no rain, two years ago we had a wet winter, then last year a dry one again, during the dry years the Bark Bettle's have been attacking the pine trees and killing many, adding more fuel to the forest. When they caught the perp of the Cranston fire ( I'm thankful they did ) he had a list in his pocket and next on the list was Black Mountain where I was in the lookout Tower. Friday past they closed the area of the Cranston fire down. Yesterday they reopened the #243 Hwy on the North side to allow residents back up the mountain. Only 5 homes have been lost, up in the northern part of the state, Redding area, the fires are a lot worse, consuming 10's of thousands of acres and hundreds of homes.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on July 29, 2018 at 9:40pm

Went to a friends 25th Wedding Anniversary Saturday 28th, the ceremony was at a Catholic church and was impressed by their stained glass windows, one stuck out.

Comment by Frank L Moseley on July 28, 2018 at 3:51pm


As of 1540 hr, camper is still in the shop. Still waiting for a call back with an update on what is happening. Meanwhile, we are at one of our Sister-in-law's house. Looking like it may be Monday before we get it back.

We, you and I, are of an age Harry. Maybe a few years apart in age. I grew up here in the Tampa area in the late 40's thru the 60's. No A/C in the house or cars. We did have an attic fan that helped to draw the cooler night air in. That and table fans to blow on us while sleeping. I think it was 1965 when Dad finally put in a "Window Shaker" unit to cool the main part of the house .... after I was in the Army, of course. LOL


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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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