Monthly Archives: January 2015

The “Old Hickory Tree”

Today, We Lost an Old Friend At least that is the way it feels. The home we live in is on property that has been in my wife’s family for more than 150 years. Early in the 2000s, we purchased … Continue reading

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Railroad Engine Roundhouse, Greenfield Village, Michigan

Photo of the Week January 28, 2015 Taken: October 19, 2014 This roundhouse is located in Greenfield, Michigan—the village that is made up of buildings from all around the country. The Ford foundation has moved many original buildings, such as … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms – Never Again

Why I will never complain when a pilot makes the decision to detour around severe weather, even if it adds an hour to the flight. My First Operational Assignment After graduation from Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT), I was assigned to … Continue reading

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Originally posted on OptimisticZilla:
There are times in which I wonder, why would anyone want to jeopardize their life by smoking? Look at the picture that I’ve attached above. LOOK at the difference. WHY do you want to ruin a…

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Oyster Festival Apalachicola Style

Apalachicola, Florida The city of Apalachicola, population 2,334, is the county seat of Franklin County, Florida about, 80 miles southwest of Tallahassee, and the home of the annual Apalachicola Oyster Festival. The storied history of Apalachicola dates back to the … Continue reading


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Not “Just Another” Gulf Coast Dune Beach

Port St. Joseph (“St Joe”) State Park In November, we camped at Fort Pickens State Park near Pensacola, Florida. I really enjoyed exploring the sand dunes and all of the 1800s and early 1900s coastal fortifications. Shortly after we arrived … Continue reading

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Railroad Drawbridge, Hog Jaw Valley

Photo of the Week – January 21, 2015 Taken: June 21, 2014 This is the current and frequently used lift-type railroad drawbridge over long Island Creek of the Tennessee River, near Hog Jaw Valley, Alabama. This bridge replaced a swinging … Continue reading

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Cat Watching Groundhogs

Photo of the Week – January 14, 2015 Summer 2014 In the summer of 2012, we began to see a groundhog hanging around the smokehouse, directly behind the kitchen window. It soon became apparent that he (?) had a den … Continue reading

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Herring Fishing on the Chickahominy River, Virginia

Or “Why he did not get any fish scales on his face!” I was going through some old photos of my mother’s and came across a sequence she took of my father and his crew fishing for herring on the … Continue reading

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About Writers, In Response to Don Charisma

For me, there is never a short answer! A fellow blogger—I trust I can be called a fellow blogger—asked in a recent post about blog writers: “Is there a je ne sai quoi, a special something that separates the women … Continue reading

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