Monthly Archives: October 2012

Jokes – 1

As much as I love telling ‘stories,’ I love telling jokes.  Often I will begin a joke as a ‘story – you might never know!  I love integrating actual people I have met into my jokes.  That way, we both … Continue reading

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“Persent – Arms!” …or, Putters!

In 1978 MGen. Ralph S. Saunders, Commander, Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service, came to Vance AFB to speak at a student graduation.  I had met General Saunders in 1974 when I was in the 56th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron … Continue reading

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The “National Stupid Quotient”

I have thought for years now that we should have a “National Stupid Quotient” (NSQ).  Analogous to the ‘Chill Factor,’ or ‘Heat Index,’ or ‘Smog Index,’ the National Stupid Quotient would alert people to just ‘how stupid it is out … Continue reading

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Uncle Bob: State Bureaucrats

My Mother, ‘Mom,’ had 4 older brothers, and 4 older sisters.  Of my uncles, Uncle Bob had the best – maybe some folks would say ‘the sickest’ – sense of humor.  I tend to emulate his humor every chance I … Continue reading

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The Swiss Family Holliker: Johannes – Life in Switzerland

I am defining the “intermediate years” as the years between 1818 and 1833, when Johannes came to America. I received an email from Max last week (Oct. 2012) that lends a great deal of insight into Johannes during this period.  … Continue reading

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“It Took Me 28 Years, but…”

Around 10-12 years ago I was in San Antonio, TX for a visit.  Part of my plan was to play golf at Randolph Field with my good friend, Mikey.  At the time, Mikey was flying for an “Air Life” outfit … Continue reading

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Your Underwear is in Your Lower, Right-hand Drawer, Sir…

From Nov. 1978 – Jul.1980 I worked for (another) great boss, Jerry H.  I had known Jerry from Vance.   When my T-38 IP tour was coming to an end, I began looking for a follow-on assignment.  My first choice … Continue reading

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Swiss Family Holliker: Johannes – Rein – Physical Description

(Volder) Rein sits West of the Aare River, somewhat on a hill top.  This is a depiction of the village in a book published in 1705. This would be the view looking “North.”  When I visited Switzerland in May 1999, … Continue reading

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Swiss Family Holliker: Johannes – Rein – Community

This is actually the crest of Rufenach, Switzerland.  The municipality of Rufenach absorbed Rein some time ago.  They sit about 2-3 miles apart. This map is oriented North.  The pin, “A,” denotes Stilli, where Max lives.  Rein is just to … Continue reading

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Swiss Family Holliker: Johannes – Meeting Max

I need to take a “time out” here to describe how I met Herr Dr. Max Baumann.  Max has been so helpful to me – to get this story to where it is today. When Bud Bauman and I got … Continue reading

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