Category Archives: Friends

Registering a Canoe in Ohio

So Chris B. comes over from Missouri to spend a couple days with me, just to hang out this past weekend.  I knew Chris from the Air Force.  He had been my crew chief on my last flight. On Friday … Continue reading

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A Thing of Beauty…

A few years ago Joe invited me to help him build a deer stand at his place.  Now, I love things like that – building things and spending time with friends.  So, I packed up my tools and headed over … Continue reading

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Mikey’s Snake

My friend Mikey had a pet snake at one time.  This is itself wasn’t necessarily unusual except he was at the Air Force Academy at the time.  You aren’t allowed to have ‘pets’ at the Air Force Academy. Mikey kept … Continue reading

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A Blood-curdling Scream in the Night…

We used to take the kids and camp on the Guadalupe River, just East of San Antonio.  We would head out there on a Friday afternoon, set up camp at Zip’s and just enjoy the weekend.  Often there were several … Continue reading

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“YGBSM?”

If there were ever pictures that reflect, “YGBSM” (You Gotta Be Shittin’ Me), this would have to be one of them: I was just about to marry ‘Wife 2.0,” (Wife 2 dot oh) and Joe took me on a guided … Continue reading

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Nah….

Woke up this morning, around 0105 – laughing my ass off!  I had been dreaming about flying a T-38A at Vance AFB, OK… The ‘essence’ of the dream was that Marty and I were at Vance, and decided to take … Continue reading

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My Trip to Denmark – 41 Years Later…

Our UPT (Undergraduate Pilot Training) Class, 71-07G, graduated at Randolph Field, TX on 24 April 1971.  One of our classmates, Chris Knudsen, was from Denmark.  At the graduation reception Chris invited me to come and visit Denmark.  I knew I … Continue reading

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Ms.Y

Mrs. Yuhnke, “Ms. Y,” was my secretary when I was the Chief of Safety for the 71st FTW, Vance AFB, OK, 1977 – 1978.  In retrospect, I think Ms. Y was the Chief of Safety, and I was just allowed … Continue reading

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My Friend Harry…

I met Harry in 2006. I stopped by his place to inquire about raising brown-egg chickens.  When I explained why I was there, the first thing he told me was, “Well, you can’t make any money at it!”  Then he … Continue reading

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The Time to Say Goodbye…

“They” tell us in the ‘Big Book,’ the book of Alcoholics Anonymous, that ‘resentment’ destroys more alcoholics than anything else.  I have some first-hand experience with this – I have harbored, and nurtured ‘resentments’ for years.  And yes, even into … Continue reading

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