Thursday, January 14, 2021

Been reminiscing....

 When did it happen?  Does anyone remember the last time they went out with their friends and played?




I remember the first time I played a video game.  Space Invaders at the bowling alley for 25 cents.     But I was 14? 15? when that took place. 
I had a childhood filled with trees in backyards that filled in for B-17's on bombing missions over Germany, or playing paratrooper by jumping off the swing as high as you could and landing in you chute, or playing with our G.I. Joes (the 11 inch tall ones with the scar on the cheek and the "kung fu" grip).
Yeah, I grew up in a military family, in military housing, around a bunch of other kids just like me.  


Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas to All!!


I laughed at this one!  I was a CWO4 in the Marine Corps...no hope of EVER reaching CWO5 (there is a certain Colonel in this world that I would not spit on if he were on fire).

But, in all seriousness....Merry Christmas to you and yours out there.  
I am truly hoping that your New Year is filled with happiness and joy.  
Hey!  One can dream can't he?

 

Friday, December 18, 2020

My kind of Christmas carol!!!!

HOLE THE DECKS WITH CANNON VOLLEY

FA LA LA LA LA, LA LA LA LA

TIS THE REASON TO BE JOLLY

FA LA LA LA LA, LA LA LA LA

DON WE NOW OUR SWORD AND RATTLE

FA LA LA LA LA, LA LA LA LA

ROLL THE ANCIENT CALL TO BATTLE

FA LA LA LA LA, LA LA LA LA

SIEZE THE BLAZING SHIP BEFORE US

FA LA LA LA LA, LA LA LA LA

STRIKE THE FLINT AND JOIN THE CHORUS

FA LA LA LA LA, LA LA LA LA

FOLLOW WE WHO SEEK THE MEASURE

FA LA LA LA LA, LA LA LA LA

PLUNDER NOW THE YULETIDE TREASURE

FA LA LA LA LA, LA LA LA LA



Monday, December 14, 2020

Ahhhhh.....Coffee.

 Yep, it is time once again to sit back with a hot cup of coffee and thank the shepherds who brought he beans that were making their sheep act crazy to the monks to ask their guidance.  And to the wisdom of the monks to think..."Wow, those beans I threw in the fire smell awful good...wonder what they would taste like in a hot cup of water?"  

To those brilliant men I say "Thank you."  What would life be like without coffee?  Tea is not my style.  If I were a colonist back in the day, I would have been ready to throw the tea overboard just so I could get the shops to start selling coffee!!!

Is there really anything better than a cup of hot steaming coffee in the mountains, on the sea shore, on the prairie, the back porch, or even on the balcony of your condo? 












Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Some of the finest historical fiction I have ever read.....


https://oldafsarge.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html


I am not surprising anyone that reads this blog with the above link.  Hell, I am not even sure which of the men that write that blog writes the stories...all I know is that I recognize talent and the art of story telling and they have it.  

Once you get into a story it envelopes you, it covers you and all you want is more.  

The link above is to all the fiction he has written on the blog.  Be prepared to immerse yourself into whatever world you choose, and be prepared to come away wanting more.



Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Just dreaming a bit......













Well, I tested positive for COVID so here I sit, at home again, working from home and sequestered from my family.  First two days were horrible.  Now?  Just a waiting game.  The four walls of this room really do suck after a while...and it has only been 3 days of the 10! 

I do thank the Lord that I have a job that I am able to do from home and still bring in a steady income to provide for my family.  There are a lot of folks out there that do not have that luxury.