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Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by Za Rodinu, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy WW2|ORG Editor

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    You are probably losing 8-10 minutes or more each day now. That makes a big difference in a week. We hardly notice the days getting shorter until around September when we realize that we don't have as much daylight to get the yard mowed after work as we did earlier.

    "Summer" has hit us as early as February, but normally gobsmacks us around late March or early April. We have had frosts in November, but first of the year is usually in December, but sometimes it is as late as January. It has probably only snowed a significant amount (>1 inch) maybe 12-15 times in my life, if that much. Our largest snow was in 1993, when we got about 8-9 inches. We got thundersnow with that storm.
     
  2. KodiakBeer

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    I was stationed in Mobile for 3 years back in another life. I had just come from Puerto Rico and I thought I knew what heat was. In the Caribbean there's a breeze, but in Mobile in summer it's a sauna. Lots of pretty girls though and I was single so I didn't mind working up a sweat chasing them.
     
  3. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures WW2|ORG Editor

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    Haven't seen that cat in ages, hope he's ok.
     
  4. Clementine

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    I can't ever resist the chance to show off my favorite veteran, my dad.

    We went out on a boat on the Fourth of July. Someone asked my dad if he was going to watch some fireworks, to which he replied that he was somewhat of a firecracker himself. Truer words were never spoken.

    The other is just a silly I pic I took of the two of us. I take pics of the two of us every chance I get these days.
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  5. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper

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    Salute to your Pa. Best wishes eh.
     
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    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Typical vet...got a girl on his shoulder....
     
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  7. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures WW2|ORG Editor

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    And we are glad you do. Cheers to you for sharing and a tip of the hat to the wily WW2 Veteran.
     
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  8. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy WW2|ORG Editor

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    You ought to see Mr. Marion. He has them falling all over him wherever he goes.
     
  9. 4jonboy

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    Clementine
    Thank you for sharing the pics of your father. Keep on taking them-family photos like that are priceless :)

    Lesley
     
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  10. Ken The Kanuck

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    This fellow Dick was truly a remarkable man. He was born and raised in northern Manitoba mining town named Flin Flon which of course had more bars and whore houses than churches. He tried to join the navy when he was 14 in Montreal but was found out and sent home. The next year he got into the merchant navy where he served on the north Alantic, the Murmansk run (got a medal from the Russians way after the war). Drove a landing craft onto Juno Beach on D-Day and was wounded but didn't get off the beach until the next day (D-Day +1).

    This picture was taken up at the gun club, he was too old to shoot but loved the smell of gun powder and watching us. The hats were sent by a friend in Texas from his club, especially for Dick as a bit of respect.

    Gone to Valhalla now.

    KTK
     
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    Clem, your dad looks pretty jaunty in that hat ! Jaunty is not a common term now but I think you dad is a most uncommon fellow.

    Gaines
     
  12. Clementine

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    Thanks for the "likes" for my dad. I am partial, but he is quite a dandy.

    Gaines, I think jaunty describes both the hat and my dad! He gets quite a few compliments on that hat.

    Clem
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Thanks for sharing those photos, Clem. You can never have too many photos of loved ones.

    Thanks to you too, Ken. Photos like that are precious.
     
  14. Clementine

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    But it doesn't necssarily mean anyone wants to see them! :)
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Well, maybe not ALL of them. Just the ones with you and your favorite veteran. :D
     
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    Full credit goes to Clem, I would of forgotten if I hadn't seen the picture of her Dad!

    KTK
     
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    This here is about Clem and her Pa, thanks to Kenny for his bit as well- which added to the thread.
     
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    The_Historian Pillboxologist

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    Suave and debonair. Reminds me of Roger Moore in The Persuaders.
     

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