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February 22, 2017

It was 1951. I'm standing on the shore of the East China Sea, engulfed by the breeze of an oncoming storm destined to replace the aesthetic beauty of the ever-changing clouds of a far eastern sunset. Okinawa and Korea was a reality.
 

October 28, 2016

There was a cool, swift breeze, somewhat overcast sky, and heavy swells on the Pacific ocean as I and 4000 other guys clung to the rail of the troop ship USS Walker as it sailed beneath the Golden Gate Bridge and out into the next 2 years.  There, looking back, pasted against the horizon, was the gradual disappearance of San Francisco and the 19 years of growing up in Alabama.  This paint...

October 6, 2016

I pass this home, of years past, each Sunday on my way to Pintlala Baptist Church.  I realized that I needed a picture of this house to remind me of the times during my early childhood. My first recollection of "home" was a small, four room, wood frame building near Montgomery, Alabama, that had a long, pot hole rutted driveway, about 300 feet off the main road.  There was no in...

September 2, 2016

As a young boy and through out the years, I have always been fascinated with the culture and landscape of Africa, due in part by the excitement of seeing Tarzan swing from a vine and overcome the hardships of life in the wild (in the early Johnny Weissmuller movies of the 1930s and 1940s).  

The older I get, the more I sense an appreciation for the slow pace of life as it existed...

August 24, 2016

CHEYENNE

I was stationed at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming in January of 1951 for a period of three months. I was completing a period of basic training and other duties there.  

Interestingly, I was raised in Alabama where there was hardly ever any snow. Those three months in Wyoming, there was snow on the ground the entire time.  

While there I visited a friend's ranch...

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