Donald Ray Harris-Memories

My uncle, Donald Ray Harris, died on 10 September 2019. Saying it sounds so clinical and in no way reflects my sorrow. Some favorite memories of my uncle. Memories The first was of him visiting my family after we moved to Beverly Manor, a subdivision of Washington, Illinois.  He was …

David J. Green-Update

Update to the post on David Jerome Green.. The Ship I received a black and white photograph of the ship David, and his family traveled on to the states.  The family was unable to provide the ships name. The picture shows several decks. The higher deck David referred to is …

Indianapolis-The story of USS Indianapolis (CV-35)

Many years ago, forgotten is the name of the book I read regarding the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. Not forgotten is the image of nearly 900 men going into the water. Thu and their fight for survival. Some severely injured, but all fought against the sea, hunger, thirst, and sharks. …

David J. Green-Memories of a Visit

David J. Green passed away on August 15, 2019. My wife, three of my grandchildren, and I visited with David while we were in southern Texas. We were there as part of our RV excursion. I had the pleasure of spending most of one day alone with him. During our …

RV Excursion with KOA Stops

Our RV, recreational vehicle, vacation to Texas ended Friday, 2 August. Two weeks away from home brought a tumultuous welcome from our two Labrador mixes. Objectives This trip was the third we have taken in the thirty-two foot class C. Three of our seven grandchildren joined us on our adventure. …

US Women’s Soccer Team and More

I spent over twenty-five years in the United States Navy. It was with disgust and disappointment that I watched some women dubbed “US Women’s Soccer Team” disrespect the country’s anthem and flag. The worst image during the post-game celebration was a player intentionally dropping the flag to the ground. But …

Happy 4th of July 2019

Happy 4th of July 2019. It is my seventy-first, and I am thankful to be free to enjoy it. Hale and hearty, though less so than on one while stationed in Iceland. 4th of July in Iceland It was spring 1974, and I was a newlywed waiting for my next …

Season End for Pipeline 2007 Girls Black

How do you end chronicling the successes and failures of the Pipeline 2007 Girls Black team? With the last report, once the team has played its final match. A final report as this team is no more. Team at Region 1 The final match for the fourteen girls was their …

Pipeline 2007 Girls Black

Again, the Pipeline 2007 Girls Black team earned respect. History The team began training in August 2018. It was a meld of members from the previous 2007 Black team, the 2007 Red team, and new club members. The coach’s dilemma was building them into a team that could compete with …

Helping at Wild Clover Collective

Wild Clover One day, not too long ago, my daughter asked me if I would work with my granddaughter at meetings of Wild Clover Collective. Wild Clover Collective is an organization for families that meets to provide children with fun learning opportunities. They meet weekly at the Chesapeake Arts Center …