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Posters, Stamps and a LOT more!

  Went to the post office today and found this sheet of stamps for sale.  I’ve been a long-time stamp collector, unofficially, and am a sucker for American history stamps.  I couldn’t help but grab them. If you’re into circus stuff, you can find more information about this particular set of stamps at a great USPS site located … Continue reading »

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Updates On The Way!

Hi there everyone! Just a real quick not to let you know I’ve got a ton of updates to the blog…starting with the Movie of the Month!  Try the links above to get the new stuff and I’m hoping to get a new post up later today. I’ve also just updated the Image of the … Continue reading »

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Crushed! A Look Back at the ‘59 Chevrolet!

(1) After seeing the above crash test video from the IIHS comparing the ‘59 Chevrolet to the new ‘09 Chevrolet Malibu, I was shocked to say the least.  Say what you want, but automobile safety has come a long way!  However, on the other hand, seeing the ‘59 really sends me back to that year, … Continue reading »

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Pedal To The Metal! Who was Joie Chitwood?

You know, I love to drive! Even with the gas being as expensive as it is, I can’t help but sometimes just grabbing the keys and hitting the road.  Even when I’m not driving, I’m usually reading about it:  Motor Trend, Car & Driver, Jalopnik, etc. So I was pleasantly suprised the other day on … Continue reading »

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Training, Treasure, and a Step Forward: Freeman Army Air Field

I always love finding out stuff, particularly history stuff, so I was doubly-amazed when I ran across a massive amount of information on a faded, historical airfield in Indiana called Freeman Army Air Field. With a secret stash of Nazi planes, training facilities and taking part in breaking down the segregration of the armed services, … Continue reading »

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“…You are about to embark upon a great crusade…”

(1) Today is the day we stop a moment and think about June 6th, 1944. Don’t think about the yard, or the politicians, or your boss. Think about your brother, your cousin, your ma, your sister, your family. Because of the sacrifices given so long ago…you have today. Take a few minutes and pray or … Continue reading »

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Volleyball, Syncom 3 and the Summer Games!

The year following the assassination of JFK promised to be no quieter nor any less historical in nature. In January 1964, the Beatles released their first album here in America and the famous game show Jeopardy debuted in March of that same year. The storm clouds over Vietnam had started to rumble already and the … Continue reading »

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Thank You!

(1) It’s Memorial Day today and I thought it would be appropriate for us to take a few minutes and think about those who gave you the freedom to be with your family and friends. (2) This last Saturday, we helped out the Boy Scouts to put flags on veteran’s graves. I was amazed by … Continue reading »

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Close the Fridge, Willya!

As one of the world’s largest companies and probably one of the best known, I was really shocked to find out General Electrics announcement of the intent to sell their appliances unit. Times change, and company forcasts and outlooks also change, so I can’t really fault them for wanting to go in a different direction. … Continue reading »

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The Secret Shipments of Hula-Two, ASLIB and the Unknown Lend-Lease!

I originally started this morning’s post on the SeaBees, but ran across some information that until now was unknown by me….and I’m thinking a lot of other people as well. (1) In the example above, we see foodstuffs being prepared for shipment to the Soviet Union under the program of “Lend-Lease”. America served as the … Continue reading »

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