“There were few who preferred honor to money.” Gaius Crispus
“A wise man hears one word and understands two” Yiddish proverb.
“It is not more people that are needed in the world but better people, physically, morally and mentally. This question of raising the quality of our American population must also be taken into account in the question of immigration.” Agnes E. Meyer
“I think unity is a mistake…. If I were the Establishment and had the big loaded guns of the various oppressive institutions…. I would much prefer to see one lion come through the door than 500 mice.” Florynce R. Kenned
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy
Yes, folks, it is quote time. The Disgruntled Old Coot left the shanty, mentally strolling through the Web and grabbing quotes attracting my attention.
Pics from the assembly area downtown Springfield. Copy and use for any non-commercial use. I consider the pics the property of the people shown and/or the Occupy Springfield folks. Basically, belonging to nobody BUT not for use by those merely wanting to put money in their own pocket such as spammers, those not involved with Occupy Springfield who use any of the pics just for wealth creation, etc.
You may need to hit the “refresh” button on your browser to make all the pics appear. WordPress gets weird now-and-then and your Web connection may not be the best.
Thanks to all participating.
Look for the “Continue reading” link to see the entire post or click on the post’s title.
I believe you can click on a pic to make it bigger and maybe once again to make it even BIGGER.
Watching one of the night-time local TV news broadcasts…. wasn’t the Occupy march the lead story? I believe on at least one channel it was.
The entire 1975 cruise book should be in the next few posts.
They have been spread out to assist in ALL the pictures appearing.
I encourage ALL who want to copy and paste any or all of the cruise book to do so since Web sites can lose data, disappear, etc.
Preserve the 1975 WesPac cruise book for posterity. The more places it is posted the more likely it is to survive.
To enlarge the pictures click on them. Depending upon your browser and/or computer, etc. select “open in a new window” or use your browser “back” button or whatever works for you.
I use FireFox browser and after opening each picture/page I can make it even bigger for easier viewing and reading of text when a “+” sign is my pointer/cursor and I click again to maximize my view. Whatever works for you and your set-up.
I will double check later to ensure all the cruise book pages made it to this blog. My main goal was just to get the pages/pics on the Web… just in case.
Oh, the pic of the “cherry picker” near the helo detachment area… “extra points” for whoever can, in the comments section of that entry, can explain why that pic is there. I remember why, I was present for the event, up on the quarterdeck,
Feel free to leave comments, explanations, anything that adds to the pics.
Click on the picture/page to make it bigger
In my younger days when I could consume massive quantities I shunned a couple meals and entered the all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet in Concord, California.
Mighty fine food, much better than typical Chinese buffet grub.
The Baby Boom horde is generally considered to have come squawking into this plane of existence between 1946 and 1964.
Some researchers insert a Generation Jones into that period.
The Disgruntled Old One, the Coot; that’s me!!! has noticed an increasing number of anti-Baby Boomer comments upon the Web at many different and types of Web sites.
Long ago. Decades. 1975.
Rush off to assist with evacuating Vietnam and other assorted tasks.
Some visitors left nice comments while some comments were not as nice but I am used to that.
I have perfected the ability to create hate and discontent among others. Heck, my own kinfolk despise me to the point they ignore me, hoping I just go away. Sniff.
Donald F. Maxwell
Private First Class, U.S. Army
358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: Nebraska
Buried at: Plot F Row 16 Grave 38
Normandy American Cemetery
Awards: Purple Heart
A brief reminder… there are many benefits to our country, society, your friends, neighbors and yourself when you and you and you folks over there buy products and services that are Made in the USA.
Destroyer escorts are small ships. When liberty call sounded I was thrilled to escape the claustrophobic surroundings.
Truckin’ across the USA. Dropped off a load in Denver and told the dispatcher in far-off Ft. Wayne, Indiana I had a cousin in Boulder.
Hadn’t seen her in years so it was time to do so.
An earlier phone call to her set the plans and away I went.
First visit to Boulder so I was eager to view new territory.
Found a place to “hide” that BIG trailer so I could wander Boulder unimpeded.
Cuzz was still at work so I sought a laundromat to catch up on the laundry chore.
Taco Bell (two)
McHenry Avenue was and is the main drag for car cruising in Modesto, CA. At its southern end near the older part of town was a Taco Bell.
Peering at the Google map it appears the place may be gone.
But, surely many locals recall its claim to fame as I do; well, I recall the general story but it has been so many decades the details elude me and I attended neither of the schools involved.
The Taco Bell involved was of the old-style architecture. Were those real bricks making the walls? Or was it another substance with lines etched in for the appearance of “adobe” brick?
1993 was a tough time in Modesto, CA for unemployed Disgruntled Old ( or young) Coots. Jobs were difficult to find, as usual. Concord, CA had been left behind due to my last two jobs going out of business after having been open for decades. Both victims of a local recession.
“Why can’t you just get a job and keep it, put in your thirty-years, retire then draw your pension?” I have had kinfolk ask me.