Monthly Archives: July 2011

Bobby Allen

Another Del Norte High School classmate has passed away. He was in the class of 1980. I remember him as a smart-a$$ed kid always ready with a sarcastic remark — which I like about him. Born and raised in Crescent City, … Continue reading

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Out of the Blue

What started as a search for Grandpa Tom’s military records has led me in a direction I never saw coming. For the last couple of years I’ve been inquiring about the possibility of recovering Grandpa’s “Bluejackets’ Manual.” The BJM as … Continue reading

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Bad Ideas Abound

The last couple of days, I have been dealing with a slight case of writer’s block — and while trying to “not think” of something to write I remembered this article I originally published in the now defunct weblog, “InfoCow.”  I’m not … Continue reading

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Desert Sand to Moon Rocks

Before U.S. astronauts could collect a single moon rock — there was the desert sands of Spanish Springs — where many of the rockets used by America’s space program were tested. Those tests happened at a facility operated by Rocketdyne at … Continue reading

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Gomer’s New Job

I found this little piece of humor in one of my news files at the radio station. I thought it fairly funny and worth sharing. The local sheriff was looking for a deputy, so Gomer, who was not exactly the … Continue reading

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Off the Wall

My wife was gone for a week’s long visit to her sister’s home in Ramona. Her’s were not the only plans made for the week. Kay and I decided to paint one of the front room walls the same color … Continue reading

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Knee Deep in the Hoopla

The bride and I were traveling along Interstate 80 and had jus’ dropped into the valley on the north side of the Grapevine. It was difficult to keep a single radio station tuned in for any length of time as … Continue reading

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