On September 22, 1949 I was a carefree 3 years old ONLY CHILD. That all changed on September 23. On that auspicious day I went from ONLY CHILD to BIG BROTHER status just like that. I didn’t really understand what all that would mean, but I am told that I would have preferred a pony.… Continue reading MEMORY OF THE DAY: NOT A PONY!
The Army like all military services is steeped in tradition. One of my great holiday memories of serving in the Army is the Thanksgiving and Christmas traditions of meals in the dining facility (mess hall to those who remember way back when). It was customary to be particularly liberal with leaves over the holidays. It… Continue reading MEMORY OF THE DAY: ARMY THANKSGIVING TRADITIONS REMEMBERED
I never quite know where these memories come from. They seem to just appear, usually in the early morning when I am awake by myself. This one came to me yesterday morning and I sort of chewed on it for a day before starting this story. As I considered it, I thought, this is… Continue reading CONFESSIONS OF A COLD WAR WARRIOR
Memory of the Day: Homeless? On August 1, 1969 I moved into an apartment in West Monroe, LA. That seems like a pretty simple story, but it is a bit more complicated than that. Earlier that summer I left for Geology Field Camp, the last 6 hour credit I needed from Northeast Louisiana State… Continue reading MEMORY OF THE DAY: HOMELESS?
Today, the thought of some of my mentors crossed my mind. Not entirely sure why, but it seemed like a good place to start for a story. First, let me say that I have had many mentors in my life. Mostly just by following their examples. I had some pretty awesome adults cross my path… Continue reading MEMORY OF THE DAY: MENTORS…EVERYBODY NEEDS THEM
I had intended to post these photos on Tanya Novik‘s birthday, but had a hard time finding the ones I wanted. Let’s just call this Flashback Friday. Here is the story. In the first picture we have three young ladies playing dress up at a kid friendly hands on museum in Huntsville, AL. The… Continue reading MEMORY OF THE DAY: TANYA.
It is a little funny, but when I was a kid, I couldn’t have told you the names of anyone who went to the Catholic Church in Oak Grove. Looking back and knowing what I know now, I suspect that several of my friends were Catholic and went to the Catholic Church. The second house… Continue reading MEMORY OF THE DAY: FATHER GERMAINE