Category: Nostalgia

Apr 27

A l Little Bit Country

In 1981 Barbara Mandrell introduced a song entitled “I was country when country wasn’t cool“. This song chronicled a shift in the American culture. Before then,m Country or Country and Western music wasn’t listened to by most and it was difficult to find Country music on the radio dial in many parts of the United …

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Jan 12

Eulogy For Libbi

Yesterday morning I receive the call I had been expecting, but was totally unprepared for when it came. My wife called to tell my our 17-year-old blond Pomeranian had died. I knew it was coming, she had grown very feeble of late. She spent most of her time sleeping, and that was how she left …

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Nov 22

Random Thoughts On Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite Holidays. When I was a boy my parents always hosted the thanksgiving feast. Preparation of the turkey and all the responsibilities attached to that task fell squarely on my father’s shoulders. There are many good stories to be told regarding how he handled those responsibilities, some very …

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Aug 20

Remembering LeSourdsville Lake

The Screaming Eagle

When I was a boy, for several years in a row, my family would vacation at LeSourdsville Lake. For those who do not know, Lesourdsville Lake was an amusement park near Hamilton, Ohio. The park had rustic cabins for rent, some fronting the lake and some with the river running behind them. Later, LeSourdsville later became American …

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Jul 29

in The Navy

USS Rigel

When I was young(er) I spent a number of years in the United States Navy. during that time I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit many ports of call all over Europe. Among them were Istanbul Turkey, Bremerhaven Germany, Portsmouth England, Naples Italy, the French Riviera, and Rota Spain. By far, my …

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Jul 21

Friday Night At The “Rec”

When I was young, Friday nights were “canteen” night at the local recreation center, typically referred to as the “Rec”.. What, you may ask your self, is canteen? Well, this is your lucky day because I am here to tell you Canteen was the magical transformation of a recreational center gym to a ballroom. That …

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Jul 14

Too Many unanswered questions

Unanswered Questions

As I approach my planned retirement and begin the twilight years of my life, I realize there are way too many unanswered questions. Reflecting back on incidents in the past, I cannot help but wonder how the world would have changed if certain events took a different course. For example, back in 1960 Nikita Khrushchev, …

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Feb 05

Gather ’round Cats, Let Me Tell You A Story

Back in the late 50’s when I was a teen age boy a song was released called “The All American Boy“. There is a lot of controversy about who wrote the song, who recorded the song, etc. This blog is not about that, but just to keep the record straight, Bobby Bare recorded the song, …

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Nov 24

Thanksgiving Day Memories

For as far back as I can remember, and at least until Thanksgiving of 1988, my Dad was the one who prepared Thanksgiving Dinner. He would get up very early and begin preparing the turkey. It was a fascinating thing to watch. He was meticulous in his preparations. He would rub precise amounts of butter …

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Apr 29

My Parent’s House

Recently I had occasion to visit my parent’s home. On the surface that seems somewhat inane and a not point of conversation. You know, “Hey, I went to my folks house”, “Yeah, so what”. But, my folks aren’t here any more. In fact, Dad has been gone for 21 years, and Mom has been gone …

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