This is the blog site of an old man. As a native Californian I call myself a prune picker. I live in a fifth wheel trailer. My front door is 25 steps from my daughter’s front door in the Piney Woods of North Louisiana. My blogs are often silly and or trivial, and some times educational and serious. I hope that some are interesting. None are long.
Preparing these blogs seems to fill a need in my life. I am compelled to do it. It helps fill the time until I die. It gives me something to do everyday.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
It required 1500 ships to carry all of us. I will never forget going out on deck and looking at the invasion fleet. You could look in all directions and see ships everywhere. 1500 ships silently plowing through the water. Think how about how much fuel oil we were burning!
This is the largest operation that I have ever been involved in. The photo below is an actual photo of a small part of the invasion fleet. I count 33 ships in the photo. There were 1467 more ships out of view.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The family tree of Chris will contain the tree data for his Mother and his Father. The tree would be the same for his siblings. I think that it will be a very challenging and interesting tree. The tree would go back to roots in:
1. England and early settlers in New England.
3. Choctaw Indian Tribe.
4. Swiss Germans in Central Europe.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Friday night. Bulldogs vs Morehead.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
There was a large appreciative audience. I really enjoyed Rebecca's talk. I gained a feeling of what it was like to be there when the wall came down.