prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Vets Lunch at Barksdale Air Force Base

Tommy I, Tommy II, Susie, and Sue drove me over to Shreveport yesterday where we attended a Veterans Honor Lunch. I want to thank them for the nice ride. It is a yearly affair. Several hundred Vets and guests attend. The Vets march under an arch of swords. The Shreveport Concert Bands plays. Generals give speeches. This is the third time that I have attended. It is very nice. I may go again next year.

Tommy II, Tommy I, Susie, and Sue.

See the swords?

Tommy I and the old Prunepicker getting handshakes after marching through the arch of swords.

 I was given a new Purple Heart cap.

Here is a short video.


  1. Very nice - I like to see that. From one vet to another, thanks for your service.

  2. Thanks for your service slide. It was very nice. They played Taps with an echo.


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