Monthly Archives: July 2012

Bill Bowman

Bill Bowman came to mind tonight… Bill was a kid I met my junior year of high school; at Verdun, France.  We actually lived at Chambley AFB, France, and commuted to Verdun – 29 miles away.  Bill was a senior … Continue reading

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Hiding No More, Forever…

‘Hiding’ has been a survival tool of mine for what seems like, forever.  I don’t know if I have ever lived a day without hiding from someone, or something…. It’s a ‘character defect’ of mine.  It’s a character defect that … Continue reading

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Halloween – 1982

In October 1982 I was in requal for the T-38A in the 560th FTS.  As the end of the month approached I talked Sue into having a Halloween party for our flight; IPs and students.  She agreed, and we were … Continue reading

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“Vot Ve Vant to Know Ist…”

(This is one of the stories I heard while flying at Northwest Airlines.) Apparently a Northwest jet showed up at Frankfurt Airport one day, a “bit low” on fuel – for whatever reason.  It happens.  Upon initial contact with Frankfurt … Continue reading

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Well, Hell…

Years ago, Don Ross told me a story about when he worked as a busboy at a local country club..  He told me that one morning a guy sitting at a table in the dining room went to pour a … Continue reading

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“Two’s In…”

I have a good friend who has battled one physical ailment after another for the better part of 35 – 40 years now.  Cancer, radiation treatment, a serious fall, botched surgeries and so forth.  Recently he had an “event” (docs … Continue reading

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“Some people do not have to search, they find their niche early in life and rest there, seemingly contented and resigned.  They do not seem to ask much of life, sometimes they do not seem to take it seriously.  At … Continue reading

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Update On ‘The House That Built Me…’

After I posted on “The House That Built Me,” a friend commented that my the house reminded her of one she was familiar with – a house that had been a “pre-fab” house from Sears, also built, maybe in the … Continue reading

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The House That Built Me…

I was out back washing the house just now when Miranda Lambert’s song, “The House That Built Me” came on – and I got to thinkin’ about the house that built me…  This is that house. It was a neat … Continue reading

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We had a gal show up in the Squadron (560th FTS) sometime in the mid-80s.  She was somewhat of a ‘ball of fire.’  Young, capable, a good pilot, self-motivated, personable – she was a delightful additional to our unit. One … Continue reading

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