Monthly Archives: August 2014

To Hell and Back

For what it’s worth: My brother was a medical corpsman in the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Lewis, Washington. While there (1954) he and his outfit participated in filming a scene from Audie Murphy’s autobiographical movie “To Hell and Back” … Continue reading

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The Babysitter

  My father worked many years at a factory on the Second Shift. Because of his schedule, when I was awake he was usually asleep. When he was at work or awake and puttering about the house afterwards I was … Continue reading

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My First Crush

I’ve changed my mind. I’m not going to tell you about my first crush. I intended to, but things just didn’t work out as planned. It’s partially my fault and partially the fault of WordPress. I set up a poll … Continue reading

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High School Biology – 1968

True stories are the best kinds of stories. I went to an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet tonight. I had some frog legs for the first time in my life. I thought to myself: “I haven’t seen naked frog legs since biology … Continue reading

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America The Beautiful

At one time America must have been a truly beautiful place. Before there were Cowboys  —  before there were Indians.

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God Bless You and Yours, Carlos N. McCarter

In the U. S. Army an enlisted man has a worm’s eye view of practically everything. What little I recall regarding Sergeant McCarter (First Sergeant of the 187th AHC) is hardly worth writing about as I had very little to … Continue reading

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Piecework

Once upon a time I worked in a factory (Actually more than one). I recall watching a punch-press operator doing his thing. The punch-press was a very large and cumbersome hydraulic/electric machine. The operator would place a piece of sheet … Continue reading

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