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Discussion in 'WW2 Forums/Forces Postal Service' started by Otto, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Received: 22 January 2018
    From: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Terminal E, Gate 30/31 - Dallas, Texas, USA

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    This Canadian is moving to Texas.

    In recent weeks I've mentioned a few times that I'm in the middle of a move across the country. It's no secret that I currently live in Chicago, Illinois, but so far I've held my destination a bit close to the vest. The cat is now officially out of the bag, I'm moving to the Dallas Texas area. A promotion at work means I am bound for Texas, and I couldn't be happier. I sent this card from DFW while returning from a trip to the The Lone Star State.

    The card was actually purchased and sent from the same location directly between Gates 30 & 31 at Terminal E.
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  2. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Congrats mate...im excited for you.
     
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  3. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I love Chicago, but circumstances never required my family to put down roots. Now I've a new & better job, a new baby of eight months to accompany my four year old son, and I'm becoming a homeowner. Things have changed.

    I'll probably be returning to Chicago each year for Christmas, the need to see snow during Saturnalia/Christmas is strong.
     
  4. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Have you bought your first "cowboy" hat yet? - Your kids will grow up with a southern accent...cool!
     
  5. Ken The Kanuck

    Ken The Kanuck Member Patron  

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    Congrats Otto, glad to hear that things are going well for you and your family.

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    USMCPrice Idiot at Large Patron  

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    Congrats on becoming a true American (there's nothing more quintessentially American than Texas) and naturalized southerner. You'll like it down here.
     
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    Jealous.
     
  8. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude Patron  

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    And you better learn the words to the song "The Yellow Rose of Texas", and be prepared to sing it (with enthusiasm) at parties, when drunk. It's the Texas National Anthem you know!



    Start learnin".
     
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    gtblackwell Well-Known Member Patron  

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    I thought Texans considered anyone not born there an immigrant???? I had to get a visa to visit and I am a southerner! Maybe if you get that cowboy hat, a Colt SSA in 45 Long Colt, boots and a Ford 2500 no one will notice! :)

    Congratulations on the job and move

    Gaines.
     
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  10. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    How about "The Flag With The Single Star"?
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Patron  

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    Oddly, my daughter and granddaughter are in Dallas for a gymnastics meet Saturday. They got there today. They're staying at the same gotel JFK stayed at the night before his assassination. Freaky.
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    My granddaughter is on the left.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Dang, like we need another Texan lurking about the joint.
     
  13. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude Patron  

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    Are you referring to that rousing and wonderful tune, "The Bonnie Blue Flag"? A fine song it is, but it is not connected directly to the Great State of Texas (or as we refer to it here as Baja Louisiana).

    Here, check it out for yourselves. Dang fine tune.



    I must say that I've always been partial to this version, although it's just drums and pipes. The song starts up at 1:55 into the video, then again at the 6:37 mark. Enjoy!



    The other rousing tune at the very end of the video, during the charging scene is a fine one too.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Yeah, that them.
     
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    mcoffee Son-of-a-Gun(ner) Patron  

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    I think they'll notice when he says "aboot" and he's not referring to sh*t kickers, eh?:)
     
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    USMCPrice Idiot at Large Patron  

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    I always liked that movie. It's loosely based on Grierson's Raid in April/May 1863, from LaGrange, Tennessee to Baton Rouge, Loooseeana, Fortunately, for Grierson, Bedford Forrest was off chasing another Yankee cavalry raid by Col. Abel Streight. Forrest and his 500 troopers captured Streight and his 1,700 men at Cedar Bluff, Alabama. Interestingly enough 1,700 men was the size of Grierson's force as well.

    The cadets from the boys military school was loosely based on the VMI Cadets marching off to fight at the Battle of New Market in 1864.

    Movie "Field of Lost Shoes" Cadet's:



    The bearded leader of the Cadets in the film clip was 24 year old, Lt. Col. Scott Shipp, Commandant of Cadets and a faculty member at the school.

    A painting of the charge is in Jackson Chapel (named after Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Bobby, How fur is it to Taxus from Red Stick?
     
  18. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    T'aint nuffin but a saunter down thuh road from heres.
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude Patron  

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    It's about 8 hours up to Dallas, and 5 or so over to Houston. Driving normally of course.
     
  20. TD-Tommy776

    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow Patron  

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    Otto, you'll have to try this and let me know if it works:

     

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