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Good morning, all,
My doctor said I didn't have cataracts of any size or glaucoma. She said everyone eventually gets cataracts, but I shouldn't for a while. Gave me a prescription for glasses.
The rain stopped early this morning. A hard rain helps clean the city streets and sidewalks.
I think most veterans don't talk about the war. My dad was on 38 missions on a B24. he never said anything even when asked, other than nonsense. Talked about the AF food, a crewmate who got demerits for not wearing socks, sneaking off base and having to do warehouse duty for a week. His plane was called the ITYFAD - I'll Tell You For A Drink.
Good Saturday morning,
hmm. 381 miles from Avon Lake to Binghamton or almost six hours of driving time!
A cloudy day here by the Lake. I’ve mentioned before that some strange phenomena occurs here ~ the cloud cover or gloom… settles in and stays until Spring!
My day will be making a new lasagna recipe in the slow cooker and watching my beloved OSU football team BEAT Indiana.
We are binge watching The Crown on Netflix
((hugs to all)). Enjoy the weekend. Snow coming tomorrow. Susan
A great story about your Dad. It seems that they did not want to burden their loved ones with tales of the war. I have hundreds of pictures of the jungles of New Guinea etc. lots of pictures of the bare breasted native women. I did hear a tale once how the American women sent over bras so the women would cover themselves. Ha! They used them to carry coconuts and fruits!!!!!!
Great news about your eye exam.
Enjoy the weekend. Snow here ? Susan
Thurman Masters (my Daddy).
Thurman R Masters. (My Dad). Served 1941 ~ 1945.
Good morning all. 39 here and supposed to drop a little. I see snow creeping across the state. Don't
know if it went through Cleveland or if it will reach us. They just keep telling us we might get snow.
Couldn't turn in the SS plates, was Veterans Day. So will turn them in Monday, the day insurance runs out.
We have a new young agent, our regular agent retired after 50 years. She won't be happy with me. Hope
they mean the receipt will be mailed if I turn them in at a drop box. In the virus time I got a mailed receipt
and got threats from the company, even after I got the receipt mailed and gave it to our agent. Our old agent
acted uncaring but I guess he was more on the ball and did care about his customers. I've been with the same
company since 1973 when I got a speeding ticket trying to pick up my manager and part of the crew and get to
work on time. Told me had to get my car and license changed over to NY.
My dad fought on the ground in the Army just like I would've if I got caught up in a war. Only thing my dad ever told
me was that he walked across Europe with a duffel bag on his back. I was telling him the drill sergeants made me run
around the company with a duffel bag on my back while it was running because I was limping from twisting an ankle
before I enlisted. A duffel bag is about like two suit cases in a burlap bag with straps to put it on your shoulders. Guess
they wanted to be sure I could go the distance with an old injury and a load on my back. I hadn't realized I was limping.
A funny side thing. My original duffel bag we put in the neighbors basement after the tornado and it got peed on by
their cat, then flooded when we moved it back to our new basement because ours wasn't back filled around the outside
yet and neighbor was in a hurry to get our stuff out. So I burned it with a lot of other stuff. But in a sale about 5 years
ago they were selling Army surplus new duffel bags for about $20 so I bought one to use when traveling. Didn't like my
original but guess I got over it.
We were put on alert several times during our tour but the only one I heard any detail on was China doing something to get
their island Thailand back, which just recently happened again.
Glad no real bad news about your eyes Paul, we all have enough problems.
When I was retiring my replacement was wearing sandals and no socks. Thought the manager deserved him after telling
everyone they couldn't wear jeans anymore. I had to solder so was wearing jeans anyway. Wore black jeans I had for the
short time I had left.
Better get going, I'm late.
Enjoy the day all. I got two projects done outdoors yesterday, sun came out and wasn't to bad. Got the power outlet repaired
in the Baja and the battery replaced in the bike.
My unit in the Army, Co. D 39th Combat Engineer Battalion.
Good morning. No snow here. Pretty nice yesterday, raining a bit now but should stop.
My sister has all the family pictures. I have letters that my dad wrote during his service. His older sister saved them all, gave them to me. Two that my grandfather wrote in WW1. He lucked out, as he read and wrote German, he was placed in the translation unit in Paris. Better than the trenches.
Good morning Paul. 28 here, no ocean breeze to keep us warm. We did get our first snow, a dusting,
can see it on our cars now. Glad I got a few outdoors things done, need time to adapt.
My brother in my parents farm house had all the family pictures there, in a box on the floor with 16
cats peeing and throwing up all over. Told me I could go through them and take what I wanted, so I
did take lots. I also have letters my dad sent home to his mom during the war. Some relatives I never
met, didn't bother keeping those pictures. My daughter is interested in family history, I should get some
stuff together this Winter. We never know how much time we have to get stuff done. I hope to rebuild
the farm house and the guest house some day but really don't know if I will be able to when the time comes.
Not that creative myself but I know some people that are, so can rebuild the house into something my
grandsons families will appreciate. Glad I was able to rescue some pictures just in the nick of time.
My dad was in the worst of WW2, can't believe it when I see it. People took their boots off to rub their feet
and their feet were swollen so they couldn't get their boots back on. Army boots are much changed these
days. I order new Army boots to use in daily life, very comfortable and rugged. Also expensive, have to search
for a good deal because people know what they have to sell. I can hardly even visualize conditions in WW2, earlier
in WW1, I can't even imagine. I was able to order unit crest pins for my field jacket, that survived. The originals I
had when in were lost over the years.
Winter is here in our area, nights in the 20s and days in the 30s. Will get my bike out if we get a nice day but should
be looking at the brakes on the Baja. Can see trouble with at least one rotor, maybe two.
Got a blood test to lower the dose on my thyroid medicine again. Happy with these side successes while trying to
control my glucose in diabetes. Aneurysm in Aorta has shrunk to it's normal size besides the thyroid getting closer
to normal. Of course, still have a Aorta stent.
Glad things are going well in the city. Enjoy the week all.
Mom, dad, and an older brother 73 years ago.
Good afternoon, all sensational senior friends ~
Tis a balmy 36 degrees here in Avon Lake. With the wind factor, it feels like 25 degrees. Windy, Snow showers possible tonight. May tend to be on the eastern shore of Lake Erie.
Finn reclined on the patio for about an hour this a.m. I will not allow him to be out longer than that. Seems to like sniffing the cold air and catching the scents one can only imagine.
I had my second Shingrex (shingles) shot yesterday. Feeling a bit of a headache and a sore arm ~ nothing more.
Has anyone here had any experience with light therapy? I've been reading alot about it and how it helps your body metabolize Vitamin D. Helps with sleep disorders and since we have these gray skies that go on forever, I thought perhaps I might order one.
Nothing new here ~ Hope all is well with everyone. Thanksgiving in a week! ((hugs)) Susan
Good morning Susan. 32 here but will drop before daybreak or even twilight. The pup twins
usually cry to get out of their night kennel and up on the furniture when I get up and did a few
minutes ago. They've settled down enough so they usually just go back to sleep. We have some
snow likely on our way back here on our walk but that's ok.
I've learned to pay attention to all of the dogs senses. If they smell into the air there's something
there. If they turn and look back where we came from, there's something there. My senses are
extremely diminished but there's are thousands of times better than mine ever were. If I see a dog
act strangely, figure a human caused it just like a human child.
I don't even know what light therapy is. Therapy is usually to strengthen something that's weaker than
it should be, as you already know but that's about all I know. Sometimes it works and sometimes it
I'm trying to fix the systems on the Suzuki bike I rode back from California. I was going to put the engine
in the Suzuki I brought back from NYC but I got that one running well enough that I changed my mind. So
the brown one (Sandy) isn't giving up it's life to the black one (Midnight). Don't worry I don't talk to machines
much. I do still talk to the pups that have gone that I spent so much of my life with.
We are buying up the supplies for Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, pie crusts, and such. So our grocery bill up to
between $250 and $300. Will love to see our family get together. Our pup twins are so rowdy my daughter
stopped bringing her dogs over for pizza night for a while. Her Border Collie cries constantly if she leaves it alone
so she seldom does. I'm almost always thankful for my life.
Enjoy the days all. I would be so weak or gone if still feeding the addition.
Sandy at a high altitude plateau lake in Yosemite National Park.
Midnight at the farm.