I've been a bit out of pocket myself of late. The wife doesn't work during the summer, when school is out, so more of my earnings have to go to groceries. On top of that, the people I work for cut my hours at the same time period. Any how, school is open again, just waiting for my hours to increase again.
Our weather has been typical, FL, late summer times. Hot, muggy and often rainy. Hopefully, in October , the humidity will begin to taper off a bit. Other than that, doing well.
Hope things are looking up for you and that health and the family are all doing well.
I've only been home a short while this evening, worked from 1615 to 2115. Had my shower and now relaxing on the computer.
Guess I'll talk aboot the beard first. Starting back in the mid 70's, I would grow the beard during the hunting season and shave it off, leaving the mustache, in the summer. (to please Mom and it itched in the heat down here). Got married in '81 and the wife likes me with a beard. Long story shortened...Mom died in '93 and I have worn the beard, year round since then.
Noo the Cav Hat: (I'm gonna hear aboot this from Dave G) I got mine from this vendor:
http://www.cavhooah.com/ It's their Cavhooah Pinch Front Cavarly Hat Special and costs $159.99 plus S & H. You get the hat, pre-shaped, choice of hat cord, and a set of Crossed Sabers or Armor Hat pin (if you want the crossed sabers with the 2 on them, you will have to order it separately for $5.00) I originally got the Enlisted Yellow Hat Cord and later bought one of their Civil War style cords in Dragoon Orange.
I did find your picture in the one you sent to me. Top row, 3rd in from the left.
I feel sure that we probably rubbed elbows now and then, George. I did go to quite a few movies at the Post Theater. Spent a lot of time in the photo lab at Special Services Club too. I forgot to mention that I grew my first Mustache while at Pond Barracks.
Thanks again for sending me a copy of the Troop picture. Have saved, backed up and printed it too.
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I really did not know that there was a Troop Picture. I do have a couple of individual pics taken of me around 67 & 68 in Class "A" Greens (studio type shots), but don't recall being given the opportunity to get a copy of a Troop Picture.
I look forward to seeing the picture. Thank you for offering to send a copy to me.