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In this crazy political season I decided a little religion might be appropriate so here is a short Bible study.

 

 

 

Remember what Jesus said: 'Goats on the left, sheep on the right' (Matthew 25:33).

 

 

 

Jesus also told Peter that if he wanted to catch fish do it from the right side...

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UNIQUE and RARE Historical Photos with captions

 

 

 

Great photos....

 

 

New York                                                          City Car                                                          Parking in                                                          1930...:

 

Here is the way they parked cars in NYC during the 1930's. 

Wouldn’t you love to own this group of cars today?!

 

Righting                                                          the overturned                                                          hull of USS                                                          Oklahoma at                                                          Pearl Harbor,                                                          19 March                                                          1943:

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Food City is a Southern grocery store chain with headquarters in Bristol, Tennessee. This is their one-minute commercial. Not a word spoken and none is needed. Very few commercials deserve to go viral. This one does.

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The man who gave the shoes off his feet to this homeless girl.

 

 Good deeds  

 

This motorcyclist who stopped to help an old woman pass safely.

 

 Good deeds  

 

This barber, who offers haircuts for the price of a single hug.

 

 Good deeds  

 

Consolation knows no color

 

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1934  Catalogue from Montgomery Ward. (Just 80 years ago!)

Made in America: 

See last line above!

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                                     Image result for Ret. Marine Col. Jeffery Powers  

 

Ret. Marine Col. Jeffery Powers wrote to the NFL commissioners the following: 

 

Commissioners,

 

I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and the Giants S...

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Born in the 1930s and early 40s, we exist as a very special age cohort. We are the Silent Generation. We are the smallest number of children born since the early 1900s. We are the “last ones.”

 

We are the last generation, climbing out of the depr...

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Donald Trump is constantly bombarded with questions concerning his spirituality, alleged Christian beliefs and so forth. He was recently asked if he could quote any Bible verses. He replied, "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Deport him and you do not have to f...

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REMEMBER WHEN.....

 

All the girls had ugly gym uniforms? And wore tennis shoes not $200 Nike's!

   

It took three minutes for the TV to warm up?

 

   

Nobody owned a purebred dog?

    

When a quarter was a decent allowance?

     

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Everyone concentrates on the problems we're having in this country lately -- illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in Florida .. 

 

 

... not me -- I concentrate on solutions for the problems -- it's a win-win situation.

 

 

 

* Dig a moat the length of ...

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Photography by Andy Seliverstoff.

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Ten Things I know about you.

  1. You are reading this.
  2. You are human.
  3. You can't say the letter ''P'' without separating your lips.
  4. You just attempted to do it.
  5. You are laughing at yourself.
  6. You have a smile on your face and you skipped No. 5.
  7. You just checked to see if there is a No. 5.

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Awesome 49 Homebuilt Airplane Formation 'Flyover' at the Kansas City Chief's

Football Pre-Game 

 

Federal budget cuts have eliminated many military flyovers at large public

events. But, there's a group of dedicated airplane guys in the Kansas City

area who occasionally perform formation-fly...

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The average age of the military man is 19 years. He is a short haired,

tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society

as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a

beer, but old enough to die for his country. He never really cared much...

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1. Johnny's mother had 3 children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third child's name?
2. A clerk at the butcher shop is 5 feet 10 inches tall and wears size 13 sneakers. What does he weigh?
3. Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the highes...

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World renowned dog trainer Mary Ray performs her “Hooked on Swing” routine at Crufts in 2002 with a couple of dancing dogs, Quincy and Kizzy as her dance partners.  Since some of the tunes are Glenn Miller songs Mary is dressed in an auth...

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Link: http://biggeekdad.com/2013/09/richie-parker-amazing/

How do you get through your day? Richie Parker Is Amazing and hopefully after watching this video you’ll have a greater appreciation for what you can do with your life. Richie overcame being born without arms to become a chassis and bod...

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Cowboys Around the Hoodlum Wagon, Spur Ranch, Texas, 1910

 

Judging by the saddle style, this unidentified cowboy was working in the late 1870s or 1880s. In his holster, he carries a Colt model 1873 single action revolver with hard rubber grips,and he has looped his left arm around a Winc...

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Historical Photos Colorized

Lincoln with Major General McClernand and Allan Pinkerton at Antietam in 1862

 

A Washington, D. C. filling station in 1924

 

Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels scowls at a Jewish photographer, 1933

 

Audrey Hepburn(WOW)

 

Mark Twain in 190...

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 American radio broadcaster Paul Harvey shares with us his description of a Policeman. This is a tribute to the men and women of law enforcement who risk their lives on a daily basis to serve and protect their fellow citizens. It’s a tough job and...

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Link http://biggeekdad.com/2016/05/what-a-great-sacrifice/

A short video paying tribute to our Veterans and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch this video and to reflect upon the service and sacrifices our Vet...

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Link: http://biggeekdad.com/2016/03/rare-sr-71-photos/

Sled Driver Brian Shul shares with us his story of being one of only 93 pilots to ever fly the SR-71 Blackbird. Brian also has a love of photography and owns one of the best collections of photos of the SR-71 ever. His story is both entertain...

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Jun 29, 2016 under

I thought you might like to see this: http://biggeekdad.com/2015/04/eye-of-the-beholder/ 

Eye of the Beholder” is a beautiful short film featuring scenes from High Sierra Nevada mountain range, the Canadian Rockies, and the Southern Appalachian Mountains. From a sunrise at Minaret Lake in the...

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A trip back in time to high school and the Class of 1959 Memories should bring back many fond memories for anyone that grew up in the 1950’s  Video was created by Tom Ziemianski for the 70th Birthday Bash of BHS Class of 1959 at Geneva on the...

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Just A Common Soldier is a deeply moving poem about an old Veteran who told his war stories before he passed away and the kind of men that these Veterans are.

 The poem is also know as “A Soldier Died Today” and was written and published b...

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This Tribute To Muhammad Ali was created by Steve Porter for the 2012 USA Olympic Boxing Team. Muhammad Ali was the special guest of Team USA’s 2012 Benefit Gala hosted at USA House the night before the ...

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Naturalist and Grizzly Bear expert Casey Anderson shares with us an up close and personal look at his relationship with Brutus the Bear. Casey rescued Brutus and needed somewhere to place him so he founded the Montana Grizzly Encounter, a Grizzly Bear Rescue and Education Sanctuary. His work with b...

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A wonderful look back at some of the 1950s TV Comedy and Children’s Programs that were on the air during the Golden Age of television. The technology that we take for granted today whenever we want to watch something on TV was truly amazing 60 plus years ago. If you enjoyed this video and want to ...

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Take a pictorial trip down memory lane in this nostalgic look back at memories of the 1950’s. This decade was a little before my time but I still enjoy looking at all the old photographs. The soundtrack is comprised of music from Buddy Holly which makes this video even more enjoyable to watch. If ...

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If the thought of driving in New York City is less than desirable then rest assured that driving around New York City in 1928 wasn’t much better. One would think that the roads would be less congested and the drivers more polite but as you can see from this silent film “Speedy” things weren’...

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The United States Marine Band plays the John Philip Sousa march “Semper Fidelis” in this music video that was recorded in 2009 for the for the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The United States Marine Band, known as “The President’s Own”, is comprised of professional musicians who enli...

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Gary Sinise, also known as Lt. Dan, goes all out to provide a memorable Tribute To World War Two Veterans as they visit the The National WWII Museum in New Orleans. This short film called “Soaring Valor” shows us how the Gary Sinise Foundation went above and beyond to give these Veterans of Worl...

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Country music singer and songwriter Willie Nelson performs at the The Grand Ole Opry in 1965. Not quite the Willie that we all think of when we hear his name as he sings ‘Hello Walls’,’Funny How Time Slips Away’,’Night Life’, and ‘Crazy’. If you’re suprised how Willie looks back in...

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If you love old cars then I think you’re going to like seeing the story of this 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air. This classic car was restored by Bob Whitter from Yulee, Florida, for a friend of his. He did an amazing job on restoring the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air and I’m sure his friend’s grandson will t...

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“The Old New World” is a cool short film that has used old black and white photographs from the early 1900’s and added animation to bring them to life. If you are familiar with New York City, Boston, Detroit and Washington D.C. you might recognize them from what they looked like in the early 1...

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These are clever......leave it to the Japanese!!!!!

Link: http://safeshare.tv/v/7nf_OxIrZN4

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An interesting look at Baseball in America and how it is the perfect sport for the United States. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will shares with us some insights to how Baseball, Democracy, and Politics all come together to truly make Baseball America’s Pastime. I have never been a huge ...

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“Lost In The Fifties” is a look back at life in the 1950’s that was such a memorable decade for those that lived it. Many people have fond memories of the cars, music, and icons of the Fifties but the decade was also marked by not so fond memories like The Korean War, racism and McCarthyism. I...

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An entertaining dance routine from the movie “The Seven Little Foys” starring Bob Hope and James Cagney. In the movie, Bob Hope plays the role of Eddie Foy and James Cagney plays the role of George M. Cohan. This is some great dancing for a time gone by! To see more of Bob Hope be sure to watch ...

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Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell perform a classic dance routine that is wonderfully entertaining to watch. There’s a short narration by Frank Sinatra where he says ” You’ll never see the likes of this again.” I’m pretty sure Frank got it right with his description of Eleanor Powell and Fre...

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“Remember When” is a look back at back at the 1950’s and 1960’s that will bring back some special memories for many older Americans. This was a little before my time but I still enjoy looking at the photos and listening to the music. Maybe it was becuase technology wasn’t so prevalent back...

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Link: http://captainjamesdavis.net/2012/09/20/lambeau-field-veterans-tribute/

ESPN didn’t think it necessary to  show this when it happened. I think everyone should have the opportunity to see it.

Those who attended the game said it was extremely emotional to see the entire bowl of the stadium...

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Link:http://captainjamesdavis.net/2012/09/20/lambeau-field-veterans-tribute/

ESPN didn’t think it necessary to  show this when it happened. I think everyone should have the opportunity to see it.

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“The Land That Made Me Me” is a funny song about times long ago and far away that some of you will recall with very fond memories. It is truly amazing how fast things have changed in just a few short decades of existence. Keeping up with technology and social change can be exhausting for many pe...

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A beautiful song from Mark Lowry that is a tribute to Old People. Mark Lowry is mostly known for being a funny Christian comedian but he’s also a pretty good songwriter and singer. Do not regret growing old for it means that you have lived a long life which is a privilege denied to many. 

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Victor Borge gives us the funniest night at the opera anyone could ever hope to have in this wonderfully entertaining performance. He is accompanied on stage by the lovely and talented Marilyn Mulvey as she sings Caro nome from Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi. Victor is particularly concerned about Mari...

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The Best Of Times is a memorable look back at the 1950’s and 1960’s and should be entertaining to watch for anyone that grew up in that era. Since I was born in the 1960’s it was a little before my time but I still enjoy the music and looking at the muscle cars as I’ve always had a thing for...

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The first time Bf 109 pilot Franz Stigler met B-17 pilot Charlie Brown was during World War Two when he spared the American pilot’s life by not shooting down his crippled plane. The second time these two pilots met was in 1990 when they reunited to share their story together. Charlie Brown was wou...

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When the "Greatest Generation" passed through North Platte, Nebraska during WWII, they got a hug and a handshake, homemade cakes and cookies, and a moment of respite and prayer provided by thousands of volunteers from the surrounding communities. This spirit of service is vital to America today. You...

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A wonderful look back at some of the 1950s TV Comedy and Children’s Programs that were on the air during the Golden Age of television.

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Blinded Veterans Association

Orange County California Regional Group

2016 BVA MEETING SCHEDULE

****** CIRCLE YOUR CALENDAR ******

Third Friday of Every Month

Group Meeting, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Held at one of two locations


Location: Braille Institute, Anaheim

527 N. Dale Ave., Anaheim C...

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Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen shares some thoughts on religious freedom based on a conversation he had with a Marxist economist from China. I found the concept put forth in this short video to be thought provoking. Whether you agree with the conclusion reached in the video or no...

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An entertaining 1960’s TV Show Dance Party music video. The video is a compilation of several classic 60’s television shows with Let’s Dance by Chris Montez (1962) as the song they are dancing to. I recognized many of these shows as I watched the reruns as a kid in the 70’s. Enjoy the 1960€..

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If you were a kid in the 50’s,60’s,70’s or early 80’s this is a salute to you from radio station 107.9 WSRZ in Sarasota, Florida. I grew up in the 70’s and early 80’s and have fond memories of many things that today would be considered unsafe for kids. The high dive at the local YMCA poo...

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Link: http://stories-etc.com/V-Wall.htm

 

Interesting Veterans Statistics off the Vietnam Memorial Wall 

 There are 58,267 names now listed on that polished black wall, including those added in 2010. 

The names are arranged in the order in which they were taken from us by date and within ea...

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Interment aboard the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor results in Eternal Peace for a select few Navy Veterans that served on the ship and survived the attack by the Japanese. Upon their passing these men have requested to be returned to the USS Arizona so they can lie in peace with their shipmates for et...

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Santa shares with us a story about a little girl who gave her daddy the best Christmas present ever. The little girl spent a lot of time on her present and wrapped it up in the best wrapping paper she had so her daddy would know how important the gift was. It’s easy to get caught up with buying gi...

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John Blyth was the pilot of Spitfire 944 in which he performed a successful crash landing in 1944. The landing was caught on film by the squadrons flight surgeon and years later was show to John when he was 83 years old. He had never seen the flight footage until this time and as you’ll see he was...

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Every father wants to raise their kids to be strong and independent individuals who are capable of taking care of themselves but this look at things kids still ask their dads shows it’s not easy. It might be an episode of Mission Impossible to raise a kid that actually listened and paid attention ...

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If you’re a fan of old movie dance scenes then sit back and enjoy this mashup of 66 Old Movie Dance Scenes set to a Mark Ronson-Uptown Funk ft.Bruno Mars soundtrack. I have always enjoyed watching these dance video compilations because I can appreciate how much time and effort went into creating t...

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if you took a grunt and made him a pilot? World War Two B-17 Bomber pilot Jay Zeamer shows us the type of fight you’d find yourself in as he takes Old 666 and his renegade crew up against 17 Japanese Fighters while on a mapping mission. This is an amazing s...

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Watch the Eagle…(you tube below).. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING AND WORTH YOUR FEW MINUTES TO VIEW.....

 

“Challenger” is his name (in honor of the lost space shuttle crew). He is cared for by the non-profit American Eagle Foundation (AEF). He's a 'human-socialized' bird raised by the p...

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This set of 100 quick movie clips in 10 minutes is pretty nifty. Some of the  best and most memorable lines in the history of film.

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Michael Novosel was an Army Dustoff Pilot during the Vietnam War who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in rescuing 29 wounded soldiers while under heavy enemy fire. The story of this amazing man began long before though as he started out flying bombers during World War Two and then fl...

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Louis Armstrong and Danny Kaye perform “When The Saints Go Marching In” in this entertaining clip from the 1959 film “The Five Pennies”. A wonderful performance of a classic song with a twist as they name composers and musicians who would play “on the day that the saints go marching in”....

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Hedy Lamarr was a beautiful and talented Hollywood actress who was also incredibly creative and intelligent. The technology behind the WiFi connection that many of us use to connect to the Internet can be credited to Lamarr and co-inventor George Antheil for their discovery of spread spectrum commun...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Oct 26, 2015 under

If you want a simple and easy way to do a little organic gardening then building a Keyhole Garden might just be the solution for you. These gardens are designed to hold the nutrients and water in the soil and this creates wonderful plants and flowers. Dr. Deb Tolman in Texas i san expert at building...

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“Can’t Help Falling In Love” is a beautiful music video tribute to Elvis Presley played by guitar by Eric Van de Voorde. The outdoor scenes used to create this video are simply stunning. If you enjoyed this music video and want to see another one of possibly the greatest love song of all time ...

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A beautiful look at our wonderful world set to the tune of Louis Armstrong’s iconic song, “It’s a Wonderful World”. It’s nice to be able to think to yourself as often as possible what a wonderful world we have t live in and enjoy. From beautiful outdoor scenes of nature and animals to the...

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Tonights final humor -- from our esteemed (?) Vice President

It's only 2 minutes in length...but worth every second in watching these people shoot!!!

 
Joe Biden is brilliant.

This is so funny. Like and share! www.Likensharethis.comApr 30, 2013 8:55am

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 The Queen...click on below...go full screen. This is very good!

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    The pictures are nice but make sure you read the Neil Armstrong story at the end. &...

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This is supposed to be the ONLY time Carson sang in public! This show is at Kiel Opera House in St Louis in June, 1965 when Johnny Carson hosted the Tonight Show. The Rat Pack were playing Vegas, but visited Carson for this wonderfully entertaining performance. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davi...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Oct 14, 2015 under

This music video of the classic song “Unchained Melody” performed live by The Righteous Brothers in 1965 is sure to bring back a lot of fond memories for those that grew up in the 1960’s. “Unchained Melody” gained new popularity when it was featured in the movie “Ghost” in 1990 and man...

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This is a fascinating set of maps showing a variety of similarities – and differences -- in the world as we think ...

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I had never really known much about The Creation of the Israeli Air Force until I saw this video and am amazed the pilots survived their first battles. The pilots were World War Two veterans who were secretly recruited and trained to help Israel defend itself from the Arab nations once they declared...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Oct 07, 2015 under ,

he story of Columbine II, a Lockheed Constellation, which was the very first aircraft designated as Air Force One. The aircraft was used by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States, and after being retired from service it was auctioned off. The owner left it sitting i...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Oct 07, 2015 under

 A Supermarket In 1964 

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The Beauty Of Painted Stairs Around The World

 

Abandoning the flat canvas of buildings, some street artists take to the stairs,

Transforming them into magnificent works of urban art.

 

It doesn't matter whether it’s with paint, plants, mosaics or wallpapers ..

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Boy! It's hard to find a better video than this one that shows the cars, the dress and lifestyle circa 1952/54.

Beany's Drive Thru - Long Beach , California

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Oct 01, 2015 under

Talk a walk back in time as the Statler Brothers sing “Do You Remember These”. Most of these memories are a little before my time but I know I have many viewers who will remember every single thing featured in this music video. If you like this you might also enjoy The Fabulous Fifties, a memora...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Sep 29, 2015 under

The first picture is a composite and will not change but the rest of them will.
 

 

These are very cool.  Click on each photo to change from 1944 to today, and then back again.

 

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The VA Long Beach Healthcare System

Major Robert Soltes Jr. O.D. Blind Rehabilitation Center

Invites YOU to Celebrate…

National White Cane Safety Day

Friday, October 16, 2015

White Cane March: 10am meet in The Learning Center Between Building 165 & 166 for the Kick Off

 

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“Remember When” is a look back at back at the 1950’s and 1960’s that will bring back some special memories for many older Americans. This was a little before my time but I still enjoy looking at the photos and listening to the music. Maybe it was becuase technology wasn’t so prevalent back...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Sep 22, 2015 under

A compilation of some of the best John Wayne movie quotes from various movies the legendary actor starred in. I grew up watching John Wayne movies and two of my favorites to this day are “The Cowboys” and “True Grit”. I did also enjoy his last movie, “The Shootist” but it still bums me o...

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Something that you can share and makes proud I served in our military and to be an American!

https://www.facebook.com/haroldwhiting/videos/10207191444445782/?pnref=story

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RONALD REAGAN

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WORTH EVERY SECOND IT TAKES TO WATCH THIS

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Where is the world's hottest place?             
Guess before you check the answer.      
 
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Death Valley  National Park    .... 
The highest air temperature ever recorded on Earth
was  134 degrees Fahrenheit, at Death Valley National Park on July 10, 1913.
 
 
 
 
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Winston Churchill, in his Eton school uniform, age 14, 1889.

celebs in their                                                      youth

Marilyn Monroe, then still Norma Jean Baker, age 19, 1945.

celebs in their                                                      youth

George Clooney with his family, Age 7, 1968. 

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Bill Clinton, aged 12, plays the saxophone, 1958.

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The good old days were not so good for some people.

These pictures were taken from color slides found at the Library of Congress, and dated between 1939-1943.

The pictures are so clear and the colors are so vibrant, it look...

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BVAA                             AUXILIARY STAR

Summer 2015

 

 A word from Sandy Krasnodemski, President

The BVA Convention is right around the corner: August 17 through August 21, in Louisville, Kentucky.  BVAA has made plans to have a great convention for our members.  We con...

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According to folks in Florida, Arizona, Texas and elsewhere, this is what Wisconsinites do for fun and entertainment on Sunday afternoons....Listen and watch. Not a single spectator walked away during the concert! 

 

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Aug 04, 2015 under

For Immediate release:                  

 

Posted on July 23, 2015

 

The Field Service Program is entering a period of transition to increase efficiency of services provided to blinded veterans.  The Blinded Veterans Association is creating a Field Service Program Resource Center to ...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jul 22, 2015 under

New this year the BVA has updated our Logo. See attached press release. The new Logo which some of you may be able to see under my signature, spells out the Blinded Veterans Association. The new logo includes the impression of three overlaid stars, red white and blue, to the right if the stars, the ...

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Candy Bomber' drops sweets from Utah's air for July 4

The Associated Press 6 p.m. EDT July 4, 2015

 

Gail Halvorsen, known as the "Candy Bomber," meets and signs autographs for the crew and their families at the Air Museum located at Utah's Heber City Airport on July 3,...

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Blinded Veteran’s Association

Orange County California Regional Group

 

July Meeting/ Location/Speaker/Bar-B-Q

Friday,  July 17, 2015    10 a.m. –  12 p.m.

*BVA/BRC will host Mid-Summer Bar-B-Q following the meeting*

BVA members, BVAASoCalRG  members,  BRC staff and students come a...

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VIST Support Groups:

All groups meet from 10:30-12:00

 

July 2015:

 July 15 – Lancaster at the Cal State Vets Home (30th Street West and Ave I)

 July 20 – Sepulveda – meet at the Gold Team Waiting Area at 10:30

 July 21 – Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center – Aud...

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Remember This Man?

 

"Socialism only works

in two places:

Heaven where they don't

need it and hell where they already have it."

-Ronald Reagan  

 

'Here's my strategy on

the Cold War:

We win, they lose.'

- Ronald Reagan

 

'The most terrifying words

In the English language a...

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China Set To Open World's Longest And Highest Glass-Bottom Bridge

A bridge too far? China set to open the most terrifying walkway in the world, stretching a quarter-of-a-mile across a canyon at a dizzying height of 980ft... and it's made of GLASS

  • The Zhangjiajie skywalk is set to open in Ju...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jul 08, 2015 under

Some interesting facts about the Vietnam Wall. If you have never been, it is a very powerful sight. Please don't ever forget. 

Vietnam Memorial Wall

Things you may not have known or forgotten

 

 "The Wall " 

  A little history most people will never know.

 

 Interesting Veterans Statis...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jul 08, 2015 under

Here is a guy with talent who is having a good time for all to enjoy.

 

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â–²Creation David Zinn

David Zinn is an artist from Michigan. He runs around all day in the streets of Ann Arbor, with street construction, cracks, etc. on the road with ch...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jul 01, 2015 under

Enjoy some remarkably clear photos from the turn of the LAST century! 

 

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There is nothing better than older people praying for you. We're not getting older, just getting closer to home!

The instructions are to pick four people You want God to bless. I picked you! Please pass this on to at least four people you want to pray for and a copy back to me. This prayer is powerful, and prayer is one of the best gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards. Let's always pray for one another.

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Jul 01, 2015 under

FOCUS ON THE MAN IN THE FIRST PICTURE. IT'S HIM THROUGHOUT THE SERIES OF PHOTOS


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If he is a hero...........She is an angel .

PLEASE DO NOT HOLD ON TO THIS OR PRESS D...

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Jul 01, 2015 under ,

Ever heard of this place???

More than 1,000 people spend their

workdays in an industrial park housed

in an excavated mine the size of

40 football fields.

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Jun 30, 2015 under ,

From the Gulf States Utilities retiree's news letter. You really need to be a member of the over the hill gang to remember all of these phrases.

WORDS AND PHRASES REMIND US OF THE WAY WE WORD by Richard Lederer

 

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These guys still have all the moves, much better than I could do. May God Bless them, they will be dancing in Heaven for sure.

If this doesn’t put a smile on your face….I don’t believe anything ever will.

Full screen and volume up. This is awesome!!!

http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/06/20/world-war-ii-veterans-start-dance-party-airport-during-honor-flight

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Jun 25, 2015 under

If this does not tear at your heart nothing will. Put aside the day's clutter, take a moment... Absolutely one of the best tributes to our military that I've ever seen. After you click on Mansions; do not click on anything else. Sound UP!

Found on: http://worriersanonymous.org/Share/Mansions.htm

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ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Jun 01, 2015 under

Remember and enjoy... "A POEM THAT WAS US"

I would love to re-live just one or two weeks back in the 50's and 60's, wouldn't you?

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The simplest way to slice a bunch of cherry tomatoes is to sandwich them between two plastic lids and run a long knife through all of them at once!

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on May 26, 2015 under ,

THE WONDERFUL FORD MODEL T

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on May 19, 2015 under

GONZALES GONZALES

You may remember Gonzales Gonzales from John Wayne movies. He provided comedy In Rio Bravo , Hell fighters, and many other John Wayne Movies In some capacity, even if just in a cameo role. Here is the skit where he got his start as an actor

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on May 19, 2015 under

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on May 19, 2015 under

These are great pictures! Unbelievable.

View Full Gallery

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on May 13, 2015 under

She will not buy a new car until she has worn her old one out and it is still in new condition - after all it is only 84 years old (the car that is, the lady... she's 101!!!). This lady's car is a 1930 Packard. What a pleasant and spry lady she is!

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Interesting pictures and info.

Where is the world's hottest place? ........... guess before you check the answer

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on May 03, 2015 under

Whoa - - - This is exciting to watch.  It is in two parts.  

 

Turn on your sound and go full screen. I guarantee this will definitely hold your attention. These videos show the difference between Naval Aviation and any other kind. The links below are two outstanding videos about F-18 carrier o...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Apr 30, 2015 under

The amazing Gene Kelly sings “I Like Myself” as he shows us his tap dancing and roller skating skills from the musical film “It’s Always Fair Weather”. People that like themselves are often liked by other people because they generally tend to be happy. If you can sing and dance like Gene K...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Apr 30, 2015 under

How do you get through your day? Richie Parker Is Amazing and hopefully after watching this video you’ll have a greater appreciation for what you can do with your life. Richie overcame being born without arms to become a chassis and body component designer for Hendrick Motorsports, the most winnin...

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RARE and INTERESTING HISTORICAL PHOTOS

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Apr 14, 2015 under

I hope you take the time to view this little video, what a hoot!

Be sure to listen after she says Grace!

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Interesting intersection in Ethiopia

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Apr 07, 2015 under

I ALWAYS ENJOY THIS VIDEO. I HOPE YOU DO TOO!

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I got a lump in my throat when I read this.

I “grew up” thinking: patriotism, it is the AMERICAN way! I am glad to see that somebody saved these posters.

The statement by Thomas Jefferson at the end says it all!

 These were our parents What in God’s name...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Mar 09, 2015 under

These were really professional photographers who took these pictures...

Note how sharp and clear most of the photos are and these are over a 100 years old.

There aren't many old photos as good, remember they didn't have film or digital photo cards in those days. Most probable is that these were gl...

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A Test You Will Ace?

  

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS? 

 

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO USE THIS ? 

 

WHAT'S THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THESE TWO OBJECTS? 

 

DID YOU EVER RIDE ONE OF THESE??? 

 

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THESE? 

 

DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS IS? 

 

HAVE YOU EVER SHOP...

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I'm sure you've seen the world's most famous photograph, "Earthrise". It's been on the cover of TIME and on stamps. But did you know it almost didn't happen? This occurred over 45 years ago, on Christmas Eve, 1968. The site below is outstanding. It takes you right onto the module with the 3 astronau...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jan 02, 2015 under

Photos of "Firsts"

The first wheelie ever photographed. [1936]

 

The earliest photo of Abraham Lincoln. [1840]

 

Minneapolis women lining up to vote for the first time in a presidential election. [1920]

 

The Wright brothers’ first flight. The photo was taken so that people would...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Dec 23, 2014 under

Go all the way to the bottom past the pictures..... I think you'll enjoy  it.  Whoever wrote this must have been my next door neighbor because  it totally described my childhood to a 'T.'  Hope you enjoy  it.

 

Black and White  

Black  and White (Under ag...

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Dec 11, 2014 under

**Ingredients**

1 can (21 oz.) Peach pie filling

1 pkg. yellow cake mix (16.5 oz.)

¾ cup chopped pecans, toasted

½ cup toffee bits 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter cut into small pieces

Vanilla ice cream

**Directions**

Spread peach pie filling in a 9” baking pan. Pour dry cake mix on pie filling...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Nov 24, 2014 under

This WWI-themed Christmas ad is blowing up the Internet

A World War I-themed advertisement for Sainsbury’s, a supermarket chain in the UK, is blowing up the Internet. And rightfully so.

 

On Christmas Eve 100 years ago, soldiers on both sides laid down their weapons in commemoration of the hol...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Nov 14, 2014 under

STATEMENT AT THE END SAYS IT ALL !

69 years later!


What happened to the radiation that lasts thousands of years?

HIROSHIMA 1945

We all know that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed in August 1945
After the explosion of atomic bombs.
However, we know little about the pr...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Nov 13, 2014 under
HERE IS A BIT OF HISTORY I BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW...Hours after Pearl Harbour was bombed on December 7, 1941, the Secret Service found themselves in a bind. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was to give his Day of Infamy speech to Congress on Tuesday, and although the trip from the White House to Capitol...

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Throughout history, clever minds have delivered burns which send shivers down the spines of mere mortals. These are the best...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Oct 27, 2014 under

.I got a lump in my throat when I read this.
I "grew up" thinking: patriotism, it is the AMERICAN way!
I am glad to see that somebody saved these posters.
The statement at the end says it all!

                

~ These were our parents ~ 
What in God's name have we
let happen ?

I guess w...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Oct 23, 2014 under

 

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1. “It’s like deja vu all over again.”

2. “We made too many wrong mistakes.”

3. “You can observe a lot just by watching.”

4. “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”

5. “He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.”

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6. “If the world was perfect, it wouldn...

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This is a great story, you really will enjoy this one!  

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The story of Columbine II, a Lockheed Constellation, which was the very first aircraft designated as Air Force One. The aircraft was used by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States, and after being retired from service it was auctioned off. The owner left it sitting i...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Sep 22, 2014 under

This is a time machine of music.   Each of the years below connect to the best 20 hits of that year.   Pick a year, wait a few seconds, and the Juke Box will show you the 20 hits to select from.  You can play all 20 hits, or just those that you like.  It will scroll though on its own once you ...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Sep 18, 2014 under

Determination

Hope

Contemplation

True Love

Excitement

Security

Scary

Adventure

Contentment

Curiosity

Aspirations

Confusion

Honor

Accomplishment

Perseverance

Companionship

Caring

Relating

Loneliness

Tenacity

Friendship

 

May your trou...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Aug 07, 2014 under

Maybe we should read this every morning before getting out of bed!

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A lot of pictures - but it was fun looking at them. 

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FENDER SKIRTS AND SUPPER
I know some of you will not understand this message,
but I bet you know someone who might.
I came across this phrase yesterday.
'FENDER SKIRTS'



A term I haven't heard in a long time, and thinking about
'fender skirts' started me thinking
about other words that quietly dis...

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After Mike Reeder lost both legs in Vietnam, he returned to the U.S. looking for purpose and direction and found them during a chance encounter in a golf pro shop. I’m not a huge golf fan but I have to admit this wonderful story from ESPN about Doc Mike caused me to shed a tear for his love of the...

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Excellent history lesson!

A large percentage of our country doesn't know of or cares about Normandy.

My guess is it has been removed from the text in History Books

A few weekends ago, British artist Jamie, accompanied by numerous volunteers, took to the beaches of Normandy with rakes and stencils...

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This is patriotism at its best! This was filmed in Iraq at a USO tour on a US Marine Base. Play it and spread it to every single person you know... cause you won't see it on the news.

 

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jun 02, 2014 under

This is supposed to be the ONLY time Carson sang in public! This show is at Kiel Opera House in St Louis in June, 1965 when Johnny Carson hosted the Tonight Show. The Rat Pack was playing Vegas, but visited Carson for this wonderfully entertaining performance. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on May 27, 2014 under

A tribute to the U.S. military service personnel who gave their all for our freedom

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An interesting look at various historical photos that have been colorized from the original black and white photo. The series of photos begins in the 1850′s and proceeds through the Civil War and late 1800′s into the 20th Century where the reality of how many years were spend in war hits home. The photos conclude with one from 1982 of Pope John Paul II demonstrating the meaning of forgiveness.

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on May 20, 2014 under

 

 

 

 

I checked with truth or fiction and Snopes, no results, so take it for what it's worth

Talk about “overstocked!”  Within this article are pictures and excuses for this massive pile up of “New Cars!”
I think the idea of recycling would have kicked in b...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on May 13, 2014 under

The Best Of Times is a memorable look back at the 1950′s and 1960′s and should be entertaining to watch for anyone that grew up in that era. There three parts to this. 

 

 

 

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on May 06, 2014 under

This is really sobering. Click on the link and find the city you went to high school in and look at the names.

Click on the name and it will give details of the death.

Vietnam Wall

First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear.

Then click on their nam...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on May 06, 2014 under

1 High-power lights illuminate the Golden Gate Bridge as part of the span's 75th anniversary celebration in San Francisco, on May 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) 

 

2 Before the bridge -- Fort Point in the foreground, looking across the Golden gate (the strait connecting San Francisco Bay to ...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Apr 28, 2014 under

Every school district needs at least one teacher like this. Maybe there

wouldn't be so much of an entitlement attitude going around with today's

generation of kids.

 

SHE IS A TEACHER!!!

Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a

Military History

teacher at Robi...

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Remember the fighter pilot who flew through the Eiffel Tower... He's Gone West...  

In the spring of 1944 Bill and his P-51C, the 'Berlin Express' were near Paris when the scene that is immortalized in the artwork by Len Krenzler of Action Art that leads this article took place. Bill had fol...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Apr 04, 2014 under

FATTY ARBUCKLE AND HIS 1919 PIERCE ARROW


HAROLD LLOYD AND WIFE MILDRED DAVIS WITH THEIR BUICK


LINCOLN THEODORE MONROE ANDREW PERRY,  AKA STEPIN FETCHIT,  WITH HIS CADILLAC PHAETON


JOAN CRAWFORD WITH HER 1929 FORD TOWN CAR


BABE RUTH RECEIVING A 1926 AUBURN ROADSTER AS A GIFT


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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Apr 02, 2014 under

Look carefully at these. There are some you have never seen before and they are amazing.

 

A boxing match on board the USS Oregon in 1897.

 

Here's his report card! 1896 - highest marks in Algebra - Physics - Geometry and lower marks in languages

 

Samurai taken between 1860 and 1880.

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Great video. I didn't know about North Platte Canteen until I saw this video. This is awesome. I had never heard this before. It gave me chills....

PLEASE TAKE TIME TO WATCH....YOU'LL NOT REGRET ONE MINUTE OF IT! 

 

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Mar 06, 2014 under

A sad commentary, but not surprising when you consider who the person is!

 

Four in 69 years

SHAME ON AMERICA FOR ELECTING A NON-VETERAN PRESIDENT WHO DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF:

HE IS ABSOLUTELY A DISGRACE TO ALL WHO FOUGHT FOR THIS NATION AND GAVE THEIR LIVES.

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Hope you find this as informative as I did.  In contrast to the ideals, opinions and feelings of today's 'Hollywonk',  the real actors of yesteryear loved the United States .  They had both class and integrity.

 

With the advent of World War II many of our actors went to fight.  They gave up ...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Feb 28, 2014

Bad Day?
Charlotte Randolph

 

Man: God, can I ask You a question?

God: Sure

Man: Promise You won't get mad …

God: I promise

Man: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?

God: What do u mean?

Man: Well, I woke up late

God: Yes

Man: My car took forever to start

God: Okay

Man: at...

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This man was a man's man. Thank God he was on our side.

 

Awarded France’s Legion of Honor in 2009

 

World War II fighter pilot William Overstreet Jr., who gained fame for flying  his P-51C “Berlin Express” under the Eiffel Tower in Nazi occupied Paris, while chasing a German Messerschm...

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Worth watching, and in Marines Tradition, no men left behind!!  Semper Fi'

Very Moving!  A must Watch.

A true story about 19 marines killed on an island (defending against the Japanese). They had to retreat, so asked the islanders to please bury them for us.

Years later, they checked and found ...

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A moving, patriotic tribute to our military, past and present. Thank you for your service!

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Dec 23, 2013 under

Maxine's Best One and a must read.. WAKE UP AMERICA !!!!

One of Maxine 's very best!!

 

Minorities

 

We need

to show more sympathy

for these people.

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They travel miles in the

heat.

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They risk their lives crossing a

border.

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They don't get paid enough

wages.

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LOST FILM - Honolulu, August 14, 1945

Thought you might like to see this - the greatest generation - that was then.

READ THE PIECE BELOW BEFORE YOU WATCH THE MOVIE.

Great cars and you can see the beach, no hotels !!!!!

The long-awaited, much-deserved joy is very apparent here!

JUST THINK HOW TH...

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Let us Help You Pack.....You Gotta Watch This!!

A Colorado woman after my own heart ---

FYI in case you have not seen this from a woman who lives on a small horse ranch in Western Colorado & who is married to a former US Marine.

Her son was a US Marine who survived Desert Storm & there are other ...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Dec 09, 2013 under

Van T. Barfoot died at the age of 92 on 2 March 2012.

Remember the guy who wouldn't take the flag pole down on his Virginia property awhile back?

You might remember the news story several months ago about a crotchety old man in Virginia who defied his local Homeowners Association, and refused to t...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Nov 29, 2013 under

NOW THIS is a Poster!



I hope this poster circles the globe.

If it weren't for the United States military,

There'd be NO United States of America .

PLEASE DO NOT HOLD ON TO THIS, NOR PRESS DELETE.
SOMEONE HAS TO HOLD OUR COUNTRY IN THEIR HANDS. SEND THIS ON.


THE FINAL INSPECTION

The Soldier st...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Nov 26, 2013 under

WILL YOU WEAR BLUE?

International Picture of the Year.

Here are two very touching photos honored this past year.

First Place

Todd Heisler The Rocky Mountain News

When 2nd Lt. James Cathey's body arrived at the Reno   Airport , Marines climbed into the cargo hold of the plane and draped the f...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Nov 25, 2013 under

  An Interesting story about our history ---

   
Their 70th Anniversary Photo

PLEASE SEND THIS ON TO EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO WERE TOO YOUNG TO KNOW ABOUT THESE GUYS. THIS SHOULD BE READ BY EVERY KID IN GRADE AND HIGH SCHOOL SO THEY KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.

Because of these heroes, and othe...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Nov 12, 2013 under

Submitted by Tom Mace

        Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community.

        The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly.  He was 71.

        Doughboy was buried in a lightly ...

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Submitted by Thomas Mace 

Please Write the President, Your Senators and Congresspersons Today and Call on Them to Support Advance Appropriations Legislation! Click HERE

The recent government shutdown disrupted, delayed and suspended many critical veterans services and benefits. Had this budget st...

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For all BVA membership and our key contacts below is amazingly long list of Veterans Day discounts and meals that we want to share, be sure though an bring the identification they request though because each specific restaurant or business has different rules about identification as a veteran.

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Sep 25, 2013 under

With the start of the NFL season, perhaps all team owners should be 

sent the following:

 

From a Marine Corps Colonel in Afghanistan .

 

"So with all the kindness I can muster, I give this one piece of advice 

to the next pop star who is asked to sing the national anthem at a 

sporting ...

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Content Submitted by Thomas Mace

 

The main reason this video is called Angel Flight is visual. When the plane releases its decoy missiles, as is shown in several of the pictures, it creates an Angel shape in the smoke. But it is much more than just visual. See for yourself.

Listen to the wor...

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4       Chicken breasts, skinned, boned and split,

1       7 1/2 or 8 1/2 oz. can water chestnuts, sliced,

1/2     lb. diced, sauted mushrooms,

1 1/2   cups finely chopped celery,

1       can undiluted cream of mushroom soup,

1/4     cup mayonnaise,

2       cups Peppridge Farm...

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Posted by Alwina Stillwell on Jul 17, 2013 under

**Ingredients**

 - 1 pound dry ziti pasta

 - 1 onion, chopped

 - 1 pound lean ground beef

 - 2 (26 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce

 - 6 ounces provolone cheese, sliced

 - 1 1/2 cups sour cream

 - 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded

 - 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

**Directions**

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jul 16, 2013 under

The story of the song "Taps"

Here is something Every American should know.    

We in the United States have all heard the haunting song, 'Taps...' It's the song that gives us the lump in our throats and usually tears in our eyes. 

But, do you know the story behind the song?  If not, I think y...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jul 12, 2013 under

This is a test for the Travel Blog! Travel the World and share your stories

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jul 01, 2013 under

LITTLE KNOWN TIDBIT OF NAVAL HISTORY...

The U.S. S. Constitution (Old Ironsides), as a combat vessel, carried 48,600 gallons of fresh water for her crew of 475 officers and men. This was sufficient to last six months of sustained operations at sea. She carried no evaporators (i.e. fresh water distil...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jul 01, 2013 under

The National Veteran’s Art Museum in Chicago has an unusual work of art which you may not have even known existed! When visitors first enter the museum, they will hear a sound like wind chimes coming from above them and their attention will be drawn upward 24 feet to the ceiling of the two-story ...

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Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jul 01, 2013 under

Mike Monsoor Was Awarded "The Congressional Medal Of Honor" Last Week, for Giving His Life In Iraq , As He Jumped On, And Covered With His Body, A Live Hand Grenade, Saving The Lives Of A Large Group Of Navy Seals That Was Passing By! During Mike Monsoor's Funeral, At Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery , In San Diego , California. 

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We did it. We decided to take the plunge and invest in a solid, cutting-edge website to reach out to a larger audience and help us build our internet credibility. Look for new products, (product) news updates, and additional relevant information here. We'll also be able to present additional sale...

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