Doesn't surprise me at all. I went to Catholic school until the eighth grade. Some of the toughest, meanest women I ever had contact with. Even looks like the Habit's they wore. School Sisters of Notre Dame. I think I have to thank them at least for teaching me how to be disciplined in life.
Yup. We moved to Laramie three years ago and love it, despite the winds and winter. Note that vehicle licensing and property taxes are surprisingly high compared to Colorado Springs. Came as a bit of a shock when the house was finished.We have been spending some time in Wyoming looking at property and plan on moving there next year. One of the realtors we talked to mentioned Kanya West had bought property nearby and I said "who's that"? He said he's some famous rapper guy that's married to one of the Kardashians. I told him I didn't really know who either of them are or really give a shit about supposedly famous people, he said, "You'll fit in fine here"
If you have C Rat cans and chicklets you are ready for the home, and those mre's I ate in 81-89, the ones I kept, the plastic outside literally dry rotted out and crumbled. I threw them out last week.I’m not ready for the nursing home yet but...
Winter traditionsThere was a reason that they use to burn people at the stake.
On my first trip to Avery Island we toured the plant, back then we walked on the catwalk between the casks. The last time I toured the plant it was more like looking in the windows. I still have my grandfathers Tabasco tie collection.Tony, the retired CEO of Tabasco is a great friend. And this video rocks!!!
Col "Maggie" Martha Raye was accepted into the Green Berets...I would have posted this in the song of the day thread. However, this is a motivational thread. So I will put it here.
Some of you may not remember an entertainer by the name of Martha Raye. I was a kid then and only remember her as an old lady doing the poly-dent commercials on television.
Yes, I am that old. Nevertheless, through the magic of the internet, I've discovered a lot about Martha Raye.
Did you know that she is the only civilian given an exemption to be buried with full military honors in the cemetery at Ft. Bragg? She was a tireless entertainer who toured for the USO during WWII. She was also wounded twice in Vietnam while helping the wounded.
Her final years were plagued with ill health, Alzheimer's and the loss of both of her legs. She was given an exemption to be buried in Arlington cemetery but she requested Ft. Bragg.
She was an honorary member of the Special Forces. She had received her prized Green Beret and the title of Lieutenant Colonel from President Lyndon B. Johnson, himself.
From 1964 to 1973, Martha traveled from camp to camp in isolated areas throughout Vietnam making eight (8) visits. She would stay "in-country" from four to six months at a time--usually at her own expense--to be with the troops she so dearly loved. She used the nurse's aide skills she learned back in the 1930s, and surgical techniques she picked up during World War II to help treat the wounded.
Look at the links after watch the video and read about this remarkable woman who is largely forgotten today. If not for the magic of the internet, I would only remember her as some old lady doing commercials for poly-dent. She's deserved every award and bit of recognition bestowed on her.
Her citation for the Presidential Medal of Freedom reads:
"A talented performer whose career spans the better part of a century, Martha Raye has delighted audiences and uplifted spirits around the globe. She brought her tremendous comedic and musical skills to her work in film, stage, and television, helping to shape American
entertainment. the great courage, kindness, and patriotism she showed in her many tours during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam Conflict earned her the nickname "Colonel Maggie." The American people honor Martha Raye, a woman who has tirelessly used her gifts to benefit the lives of her fellow Americans."
I happen to like B rats. Well, not all.I’m not ready for the nursing home yet but...
A couple of years ago a 90 something year old woman shot and killed her 70 something year old son. The son and his girlfriend were talking about putting mom in a nursing home. This happened in Phoenix.A life prison sentence isn't as big a deal and the medical care is probably better.
Does anyone remember reading a story in high school literature about the founder of Tabasco sauce and his time in Mexico eating peppers that were hot as duck with a Mexican restaurant owner? I remember reading it. One of the few things I do remember, most of the shit we read wasn't my kind of reading.On my first trip to Avery Island we toured the plant, back then we walked on the catwalk between the casks. The last time I toured the plant it was more like looking in the windows. I still have my grandfathers Tabasco tie collection.
The Lottery is just a Tax on people that are bad at math!! Still, probably the only way I'd ever be able to get a set of 5 full auto toys!!
I went from C-rations then way later on the the MREs. BTW, the c-rations that I ate when I got out the first time in 1979 were stamped with 1944/45 on the boxes!I happen to like B rats. Well, not all.
I remember mentioning that to my 1st Class Petty Officer. A couple days later, I came back to my berth on board and found 2 cases leaning against the door. The embarked Marines spent days looking for the missing cases.
And that's nothing compared with how he got thousands of dollars in parts to fix our electronic gear.
The man was a jewel. Navy finally did something right and promoted him to Chief.
I don't know about that story but this guy is sadistic. Just watching this video hurts my tongue and burns my eyes.Does anyone remember reading a story in high school literature about the founder of Tabasco sauce and his time in Mexico eating peppers that were hot as duck with a Mexican restaurant owner? I remember reading it. One of the few things I do remember, most of the shit we read wasn't my kind of reading.
I won a local lottery in Incirlik Turkey during the late 90s. 11.5 million lira. It bought dinner and drinks for me an 3 guys.As long as you aren't taking food off of the table, I see no reason to play a few dollars whenever the numbers get super high. Like I tell my wife, "Someone has to win, it might as well be me.".
Years ago, when we were expecting our 1st child, our state lottery had a subscription service for what was called the LOTTO. One day, I opened an envelope from our state Treasury office. I had won $1098. This was 1985, so it' wasn't chump change. I looked up my numbers. Seems I had hit 5 out of 6 numbers. The 6th number was 1 number off. I had 27 and the number drawn was 28.
IF I had hit that 6th number, I would have won 1.2 million dollars. Oh well. At least what I had won was used to set up the nursery for my soon to be born son. I'm grateful for what I had won, but every once in awhile, I think about how my life would have changed if that 6th number would have been correct.