Met a lady last night whose last name was Maloney. As Nancy and I were driving home last night we talked about Mrs. Maloney and that generated the memory of my old Group Commander in Germany. COL Maloney was the commander of 108th ADA Group. For folks more recently in the Army an Artillery group… Continue reading MEMORY OF THE DAY: PARDON ME, SIR. DIDN’T SEE YOU THERE!
MEMORY OF THE DAY: COFFEE It’s funny what triggers some of these Memories of the Day. This morning at the chiropractor’s office I was chatting with the new doctor in the office and the subject of coffee came up. The young doctor, fairly new to our area asked where I liked to go for… Continue reading MEMORY OF THE DAY: COFFEE!
There is s song in the movie “White Christmas” with the lyrics “What do you do with a general when he stops being a general?” The point in the movie is that a WW II major general has retired and is running a ski resort in Vermont. He is not happy and wants to get… Continue reading Memory of the Day: “Generally” Speaking
Throwback Thursday/Memory of the Day: Tangipahoa Paddling. Playing around with old photos this morning and ran across this one. One of my retirement projects is to scan all our photos into the computer. I’ve probably scanned about 5000 photos and slides over the past 6 years. The hard part is remembering what they are and… Continue reading Memory of the Day: Paddling on the Tangipahoa River
Yesterday we were driving home from a visit to Alabama and Louisiana. About 15 miles west of Hickory, NC we spied an electronic sign warning us of an accident about 13 miles east of us. We made the decision to leave Interstate 40 and get on US Hwy 70 long enough to get around the… Continue reading Memory of the Day: Troops on a Train
Labor Day Memory of the Day. The first photo in this post is of John L. Lewis. He was a giant in the United Mine Workers Union and was revered by my grandfather Earl Grant, shown in the second picture. Earl would be the dapper looking gentleman with the tie and hat. I think I… Continue reading Labor Day Tribute to a Coal Miner
Another Memory of the Day. Well, It is past Throwback Thursday so I will call this Flashback Friday. In this photo, I had recently returned from a tour of duty in Germany and was assigned to the Air Defense Artillery Officers Advanced Course at Fort Bliss, Texas. It was normal that awards earned at a… Continue reading Award Ceremony