Sunday, July 21, 2013

Kilpatrick Collection


  1. Here is a photo collection from my cousins, the Kilpatricks of Chumuckla, FL. One of my favorites, here, shows a young Rodney Kilpatrick holding a chicken for slaughter. It is a classic. Rodney was a much loved and appreciated young family man in our town, who died of a heart attack at a young age.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Why Russians have Dashcams

Второй день рождения - YouTube
Looks like nearly everyone here survived and you wonder how.

Iwo Jima - Air Base

Iwo Jima - Mark - Picasa Web Albums
Pictures of Fighter squadrons at Iwo Jima - WWII

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Last Days of Vietnam War

WARTIME AUDIO with PHOTOS -- Some of my shipmates taped the news broadcast off Armed Forces Radio as we carried out various war related tasks at the end of the Vietnam War. The broadcast preserved here is like a microcosm of 20th Century history.  Plus Christmas music. And then - Gunfire. I sneaked a microphone in my jacket in the pilothouse and surreptitiously taped the voices on the bridge and from over the radio and sound powered phones.  It is a bit haunting now - 40 years later. I remember talking to WWII veterans 40 years after that war and thinking -- man ... these guys are really OLD! (Into the gunfire missions - note: there are numerous little blip sounds -- these are when I turned off the tape recorder to preserve battery or to avoid discovery - ) ( I am sure it was illegal with the secret radio voice traffic). Most of our missions at this time were gunfire support off the DMZ region - and mainly supporting South Vietnamese Marines -as nearly all US troops were out of this area by then. We had a week or so North around Haiphong Harbor to assist with B-52 bombers that were shot down in those Christmas bombing raids. (the news segment fills in some blanks there ). None of those bombers made it to "feet wet" so they could be rescued.

Chevy Billboards in Detroit, Michigan

Chevy Billboards in Detroit, Michigan
Check this blog out. Great memories from old cars.

Lambrecht Chevrolet collection

Video: Mother of all barn finds — the Lambrecht Chevrolet collection | Mac's Motor City Garage
Here is a real treat - a LOST COLLECTION of cars goes to auction. Watch the video from the link.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Chloe Channel - Wows With Cover of Carrie Underwood's "American Girl" - ...


a Genuine HOMETOWN girl from CHUMUCKLA, Florida. (well, Pace, but 12 mile up the road is where she was a big hit at the Farmer's Opry from age 7.