Monthly Archives: December 2014

My Favorite Christmas Carol?

By far, “The Littlest Angel,” by Bing Crosby… In 2012 I decided to build ‘little boxes’ for all the kids; my kids and the grand kids.  I was very meticulous in choosing a special wood for a special kid. When … Continue reading

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The Snow Maze

Last year (2013) we had a winter something like we used to have when I was a kid (1964 – ’68).  I don’t know what the “official” snowfall was, suffice to say, a lot.  Toward the end of the season … Continue reading

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I Didn’t Fly 3 Times that Day…

I was talking in the hallway to a few Captains one morning when the squadron commander (the 560th FTS/CC) came up to us.  At that time I was the “Special Assistant to the DO (Director of Operations), Number 2.  Lt. … Continue reading

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“Kansas City Center, Guess Who?”

It was about this time of the year when we took a 4-ship out to the area to ‘play’ a bit.  The students had all gone home for the holidays so there were just IPs (instructor pilots) in the jets.  … Continue reading

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Who Taught You How to Talk to Adults?

I was up to the post office the other day with a handful of BratPin orders to send out, maybe 12 – 13 of ’em.  As I was about to hand everything over to Deb I noticed this ‘kid’ come … Continue reading

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Retro ID Cards

And so in early December it came to us; how fun would it be to create ‘retro’ military dependent ID card? When we, Military Brats, left home or when our parents left the service we had to surrender our ID … Continue reading

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And What Did He Tell You That Means?

I was standing at the cockpit door one afternoon after landing in Detroit, handing out “Bye-nows” – kind of bored with it all.  The deplaning line came to a stop and there was this black kid standing next to me.  … Continue reading

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A ‘Pissing Contest’ with a Chicken…

Chickens need approximately 14 hours of (day) light to produce eggs.  With the onset of winter I will typically leave a light on for them in their coop.  The 75w bulb I have in there is also a source of … Continue reading

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“Yorking” ’em…

I have always held an interest in military history.  One of the stories I heard as a kid was that of Sgt. Alvin C. York from WW I.  In one engagement, on October 8, 1918 Sgt. York and his platoon … Continue reading

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