Monthly Archives: April 2010

S.S. United States

We were on our way back to the United States. In 1956, Dad had been assigned to Chateauroux Air Force Station, France, where I was born four years later. Though I have vague memories of the trip, I do have … Continue reading

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Thrill of a New Year’s Eve

The downtown area was packed with a few thousand people for New Year’s eve. I had only been in town for a couple of weeks when I decided to go celebrate the turning of the year. As I was standing … Continue reading

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Fingerprints

It was our final inspection before graduating from a three wee indoctrination course in U.S. Marine Corps history and traditions. A major was completing the review and was giving me the once over. Having found no outward flaws with my … Continue reading

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Fresh Meat

Northern Nevada was in the midst of one of the worst droughts in years at the time. And several beavers were starting to dam-up the cause-ways on NAS Fallon. The U.S. Navy decided to kill the animals because the trap … Continue reading

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The Avocado Snatchers

My brother-in-law and I had jus’ finished making a run to the dump when he pointed out a grove of avocado trees. I lamented that a bunch of the green fruits would be perfect for the evening upcoming meal. As … Continue reading

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Last Captain

It was late summer when my wife’s Uncle Lenny Bell and his wife Ardiss stopped by to visit. They were on their way home to San Diego after visiting their daughter in Yuba City. Uncle Lenny was retired ship-pilot, who … Continue reading

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Old School, New Buildings

Kyle and I took a weekend trip in 2005 to the north coast of California. I wanted to show him some of my favorite places from my old hometown. One of those places is Margaret Keating Grade School, which is … Continue reading

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