The Adventure of First Flight:
c0pyright - Brian Lockett, Goleta Air and Space Museum
Our flight from Miami was a redeye. In 1958 you walked out of the airport terminal across the tarmac and boarded the plane by climbing the stairs of a ramp…Continue
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Why have I been absent from OS since last summer? I’ve been busy working, of…
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On January 4, 1958 Lloyd Bridges, father of Beau and Jeff, starred in premier of the syndicated television series Sea Hunt. I’d learned to swim…Continue
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I have no concrete recollection of our trip north except we borrowed Charlie Savitch’s new car a 1956 Buick…Continue
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My old freind Peter Stern had been telling me for years about his cousin Tom, a musician…
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originally published Feb. 24, 2012. Normally, I do not include the comment threads when I copy old posts. For personal reasons, I want to keep this one. Some comments are missing from people who closed their OS accounts and so their comments disappeared. If I remember correctly, that would have included Rw005g, rwnutjob, and Seer.
The friend alluded to is Lezlie. This was my first post following the death of my son Jonah, aged 17, on January 8, 2012. There are a…
Summers on Pop’s Farm:
By Cold War Standards 1956 was almost a mellow year: The Korean War Truce held firm for it’s second year, China (PRC) and Chairman Mao were more or less minding their own business, the last French soldiers were scheduled to leave Vietnam in April, and in the Soviet…Continue
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1949, the year I came into this world, was like most years of the Cold War era of the American Century in that it was fraught with triumph, angst and threat. On New Year’s Day, when I was a mere bump in my mother’s belly, things started out on a promising note – the UN sponsored a ceasefire brought an end to the Indo-Pakistan War of 1947, and then Harry Truman was inaugurated for…Continue
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Well, Mrs. Muse and I did it again, just like a year…
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The legends of the beginnings of Valentine's Day are varied and confused -- some say there were actually three different men called Valentine back in the day, the days of ancient Rome, that is.
One of those stories about Valentine of which fact and legend are impossibly intertwined is this:
It was a crime for young couples in love to…Continue
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In researching his alternate history of JFK’s assassination, 11/22/63, Stephen…
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I wrote this the day before my mom passed away. I guess I'm ready to share it now. Sort of a downer before Valentine's day, but it is about love...
Life is so short
And it is coming to an end
And I want to cry
Mommy is dying
I feel like a little girl
I know they do
But how do I say good-bye
So many lost chances
We never got to be friends
It was close once
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The weather was calm and cool Sunday morning as I began my hour and a half drive to The Strand. I was imagining overcast or mostly cloudy skies and a sea breeze wind to cool my 13.1 mile run up and down the seawall. However--the weather of the last few days threatened rain, concerns of lightning might delay the start of the race, and I wondered what it would take to stop everything entirely—hoping that would not happen.
Mild drizzle turned to a moderate rain as I crossed the I-45…Continue
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What can you say about a Sorority Girl who becaame a Stripper?
( Now that I have your attention - (Thanks for the tip, fernsy))
It's not what you're THINKIN
While you're doin whatcher doin
IT's watcher DOIN while
You're doin whatcher doin…Continue
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In response to a potential "hysteria" outbreak at an upstate New York High School. About 12 teenagers were exhibiting "Tourette's-like Symptoms".
DISCLAIMER: I am neither doctor nor medical scientist. I do not have a stack of research from which to cite that I may quantify my observations. I can only tell you my story.
In high school I developed Tourette’s Syndrome--or something like it. I was months into my unnamed affliction before I realized it wasn’t…Continue
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