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Discussion in 'WW2 Forums/Forces Postal Service' started by Otto, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    From: Auburn, Alabama, USA

    I've just received a postcard field report from gtblackwell. The good professor's offering is a slightly edited "War and Peace" image sent to us from Auburn, Alabama. The text area is about as short and sweet as one can get.

    Thanks Professor!

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    You can always spot a draftsman's lettering
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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  4. gtblackwell

    gtblackwell Well-Known Member

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    Decided my friend Tolstoy, I lied, I am much older than you think, needed a bit of publicity !

    G. Tomoso Blackwell

    Oh, Otto, my pleasure......
     
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    The original title of Tolstoy's book. According to Jerry Seinfeld, an impeccable source...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqS1Ty79mOE
     
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  6. Otto

    Otto Rested & Resupplied with MREs. Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Probably the best laid out lettering on a postcard ever. The erased guide lines display the Professor's professional approach. :D
     
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    mcoffee Son-of-a-Gun(ner)

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    And done old school - who needs CAD software?
     
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    My son is an architect and my son-in-law is a draftsman. Their lettering is almost indistinguishable from Gaines'. Nice offering, Gaines.
     
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    rkline56 USS Oklahoma City CG5

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    Yes, Sir.
     
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    Most of the people I work with are Architects and Contractors etc...and none of them can write like that! All looks like chicken scratch. And don't get me started on the Lawyers...
     
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    I really appreciate all the nice comments but I was embarrassed to mail it to Otto. When I were younger I had better motor skills as well as hand eye coordination. Time has brought a diminutive but gradual reduction in my ability to letter and draw. All perfectly normal but drives me nuts !! :) No one complains but me and that is silent ....LOL I guess it is all about what each of us does. Ironic that I am putting together a target pistol which uses the same skills I must be a masochist !! But in the world we are living in tuning up my shooting skills may not be a bad idea ! I have seen two cottonmouths in the creek behind my house, first in 40 years at this location. Maybe I will hand print a sight saying "NO SNAKES"

    Gaines
     

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