Doesn't surprise me at all. I went to Catholic school until the eighth grade. Some of the toughest, meanest women I ever had contact with. Even looks like the Habit's they wore. School Sisters of Notre Dame. I think I have to thank them at least for teaching me how to be disciplined in life.
Yup. We moved to Laramie three years ago and love it, despite the winds and winter. Note that vehicle licensing and property taxes are surprisingly high compared to Colorado Springs. Came as a bit of a shock when the house was finished.We have been spending some time in Wyoming looking at property and plan on moving there next year. One of the realtors we talked to mentioned Kanya West had bought property nearby and I said "who's that"? He said he's some famous rapper guy that's married to one of the Kardashians. I told him I didn't really know who either of them are or really give a shit about supposedly famous people, he said, "You'll fit in fine here"
If you have C Rat cans and chicklets you are ready for the home, and those mre's I ate in 81-89, the ones I kept, the plastic outside literally dry rotted out and crumbled. I threw them out last week.I’m not ready for the nursing home yet but...
Winter traditionsThere was a reason that they use to burn people at the stake.
On my first trip to Avery Island we toured the plant, back then we walked on the catwalk between the casks. The last time I toured the plant it was more like looking in the windows. I still have my grandfathers Tabasco tie collection.Tony, the retired CEO of Tabasco is a great friend. And this video rocks!!!
Col "Maggie" Martha Raye was accepted into the Green Berets...I would have posted this in the song of the day thread. However, this is a motivational thread. So I will put it here.
Some of you may not remember an entertainer by the name of Martha Raye. I was a kid then and only remember her as an old lady doing the poly-dent commercials on television.
Yes, I am that old. Nevertheless, through the magic of the internet, I've discovered a lot about Martha Raye.
Did you know that she is the only civilian given an exemption to be buried with full military honors in the cemetery at Ft. Bragg? She was a tireless entertainer who toured for the USO during WWII. She was also wounded twice in Vietnam while helping the wounded.
Her final years were plagued with ill health, Alzheimer's and the loss of both of her legs. She was given an exemption to be buried in Arlington cemetery but she requested Ft. Bragg.
She was an honorary member of the Special Forces. She had received her prized Green Beret and the title of Lieutenant Colonel from President Lyndon B. Johnson, himself.
From 1964 to 1973, Martha traveled from camp to camp in isolated areas throughout Vietnam making eight (8) visits. She would stay "in-country" from four to six months at a time--usually at her own expense--to be with the troops she so dearly loved. She used the nurse's aide skills she learned back in the 1930s, and surgical techniques she picked up during World War II to help treat the wounded.
Look at the links after watch the video and read about this remarkable woman who is largely forgotten today. If not for the magic of the internet, I would only remember her as some old lady doing commercials for poly-dent. She's deserved every award and bit of recognition bestowed on her.
Her citation for the Presidential Medal of Freedom reads:
"A talented performer whose career spans the better part of a century, Martha Raye has delighted audiences and uplifted spirits around the globe. She brought her tremendous comedic and musical skills to her work in film, stage, and television, helping to shape American
entertainment. the great courage, kindness, and patriotism she showed in her many tours during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam Conflict earned her the nickname "Colonel Maggie." The American people honor Martha Raye, a woman who has tirelessly used her gifts to benefit the lives of her fellow Americans."
I happen to like B rats. Well, not all.I’m not ready for the nursing home yet but...