Veterans Day-WWII MEMORIES and Vintage Photos

The Crew, England, WWII

My Dad served in the Army following Pearl Harbor. As a Colorado School of Mines Engineering student who already had an Associate’s degree from Kemper Military School, he served in the 373d Engineer G.S. Regiment, Company D. He was drafted when he was 21, in 1943 and discharged as a Sergeant, 68 points, on November 10, 1945. He served 35 months.  The photo’s are from his service years.  He never talked much about the war, but we have a lot of war memorabilia. When asked about WWII, Dad said “Sheer luxury in the army was a cigarette, we each got …

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FLU VACCINES

Everyone six months of age or older needs a flu vaccine. Find the flu shot near you. “Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2019–20 Influenza Season” has been published. CDC recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older with any licensed, influenza vaccine that is appropriate for the recipient’s age and health status, (IIV, RIV4, or LAIV4) with no preference expressed for any one vaccine over another. Content on this website is being updated to reflect this most recent guidance. More information about the upcoming 2019-2020 flu season is …

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Cute Chick Problems

This is the time of year when you start seeing cute chicks everywhere. Go to any farm/ranch supply store and you will see pens of them. People buy or build elaborate houses for their flocks and eagerly post pictures on social media of the different colored eggs that they collect. Personally, I am not a fan of farm fresh eggs. I prefer to buy pasteurized eggs at the grocery store. If you are thinking buying baby poultry or planning to, there are things to be aware of. The following information is from a newsletter put out by the Wyoming Department …

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Sage Advice: The Paradoxical Commandments

Something to think about… The Paradoxical Commandments by Dr. Kent M. Keith 1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. 2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. 3. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. 4. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. 5. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. 6. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest …

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Black History Month

It’s Black History Month in the US. There a variety of ways to learn available on the internet. It’s a matter of decided what one wants to learn and diligently setting aside the time to do so.  One of my interests is photography. I came across a blog post listing 7 Black Photographers to follow. If you follow photographers, or just like photography, I recommend that you check it out. Another option to study is to type in black history month on twitter and see what you can find out. There is a lot of information that I didn’t know, …

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Plan Your Vacation-Italy

Today is National Plan Your Vacation day. I read that on average, people in the US take 17 vacation days annually. I know that in other countries, people have more generous paid time off policies and travel a lot more. That pesky Puritan work ethic, along with the economy keeps people from traveling. I have no idea how much the recent government shutdown will affect the travel industry. When people can’t pay their rent or buy food, the last thing on their mind is planning a vacation. 800,00o people is more than the entire population of Wyoming. Yet it is …

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Total Eclipse of the Moon

The actual song Total Eclipse of the Moon is from the Voyageur album by Enigma  but here is a fun take off from NPR to listen to. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO4kSNwKvW0 Lyrics: Miles away from light at noon Total eclipse of the moon Many reasons to believe in life Just listen what it’s telling you Come and have a look inside Total eclipse of the moon Don’t be childish, don’t be so cruel I’m feeling just lonely without Without you I can see the wide horizons But debts have to be paid Our ways will cross again someday Believe, and come back to …

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Goal Setting

2019 is just around the corner. So often people make lofty resolutions for the New Year. This year, instead of making resolutions and then beating yourself up when you don’t follow through, try setting a few goals. They can be broad, or specific. You don’t have to know how you are going to get from point A to point Z in 2019. All you have to do is know how you will achieve progress moving from A to B in one day. Let me list a few examples. Say you want to lose weight and get in shape, a perennial …

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New Orleans

My husband and I spent several days in New Orleans being tourists prior to a conference that I attended for work. We did everything we wanted to do and saw everything we wanted to see. We had both been there twice before, but before Katrina, which was in 2005. We noticed the changes, many of them for the better. The city did lose a lot of charm with the enclosed outlet Riverwalk mall. The prices there really aren’t less than in other locations. I miss the cheap strawberry daiquiri’s on the street and the street artists performing on Jackson square …

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