Saturday, December 08, 2018

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Pearl Harbor Day December 7, 1941


National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day, is observed annually in the United States on December 7, to remember and honor the 2,403 citizens of the United States who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.
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Pearl Harbor as seen today


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2nd photo from: http://www.dailyoverlook.com

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Flight 19 lost Dec. 5, 1945


Flight 19 was the designation of a group of five Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers that disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle on December 5, 1945, after losing contact during a United States Navy overwater navigation training flight from Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All 14 airmen on the flight were lost, as were all 13 crew members of a Martin PBM Mariner flying boat that subsequently launched from Naval Air Station Banana River to search for Flight 19. The PBM aircraft was known to accumulate flammable gasoline vapors in its bilges, and professional investigators have assumed that the PBM most likely exploded in mid-air while searching for the flight. Navy investigators could not determine the exact cause of the loss of Flight 19.
Read the full story  at Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Monday, December 03, 2018

Saturday, December 01, 2018

1942 Prices

In 1942: all popular brands of cigarettes, 13 cents a pack or $1.20 a carton; Post Toasties, 6 cents a pack; Campbell’s tomato soup, two cans for 15 cents; No. 2 can of Whitehouse apple juice, 9 cents; pot roast, 29 cents a pound; bacon, 31 cents a pound Pillsbury flour, 61 cents for 12-pound bag; eggs, 41 cents; bleach, 9 cents per quart bottle; peaches, $1.98 per bushel; fresh shrimp, 33 cents a pound.

from qrz.com

Monday, November 26, 2018

Snow Forecast

Its that time again, Snow forecast for your city
See it here
https://howmuchwillitsnow.com/in/versailles/in

Photo by: Jack Demaree

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Assassination of John F. Kennedy 11/22/1963


November 22, 1963
Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Read About It HERE

I forget I am 73 years old and some were not yet born on this date.
All that were alive can remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard this news.
I was shooting pool with the late Wayne Black at Brownies pool hall in Osgood.
Where were you?

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

NASA’s 60th birthday



20 more vintage photos from space
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Friday, November 16, 2018

Indiana Ice

At 2 am Wednesday the power went out with a coat of ice that covered trees, roads, wires, and all else. 16,000 people served by REMC and Duke electric were without power. Today (Friday) at 2:30pm power was restored to our home, but many homes are still without service. Many trees and limbs blocked the roads also.
Here is a photo of a few ice covered electric wires.
 Luckily the temperatures hovered just below the freeing point. It would have been much worse if it had been much colder.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

SS Edmund Fitzgerald



Courtesy | Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Roger LeLievre

On November 10, 1975, the ore freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank during a storm en route from Superior, WI to Detroit, MI. Twenty nine crew members were lost when the vessel went down in 530 feet of water, 17 miles NW of Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior. The story is well-known, through the famed Gordon Lightfoot song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”
Hear Gordon Lightfoot's song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.”
or click this link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vST6hVRj2A

I usually never forget to post a link about the Edmund Fitzgerald but I'm a little late this year.
This story and song is one of my favorites. I hope you will remember this great ship and crew.