Thanks to hannawylie, Smalltownlore: Goblin Hallow Murder It was about 160 years ago that Ann Beaton was ruthlessly murdered with a grubbing hoe on a warm spring day in May, 1859. The settlement then known as Orwell Rear (present day Lyndale) was left shocked and saddened by the brutal murder of 40 year old Annie Beaton. … Continue reading The Goblin Hallow Ghost!
General Tso's chicken is s popular sweet deep-fried chicken dish that is served in North American Chinese restaurants. The dish is named after Zuo Zongtang (also romanized Tso Tsung-t'ang), a Qing dynasty statesman and military leader. However, there is no recorded connection to him nor is the dish known in Hunan, Zuo's home province. The … Continue reading General Tso’s Fast Food Restaurant Not Near Yu!
Across the Nims River... Blue Battalion, Company A... A pillbox, a bunker in the woods... Heavy fire... No time to think... Taken... But at great cost! ************ The 304th Infantry, Forward In honor of Frank E Knapp, Regimental Chaplain's Assistant Father-in-Law "To all those and to scores of others, who are, unfortunately, too numerous to … Continue reading Just A Siegfried Pillbox!
The two Great Sicilian Earthquakes: one natural, the other on 'that' wedding night! The immigrant's American Dream: Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning for Papa John's Pizza! Un ragazzo; due cappelli fantastici; e un “cane fatto” della mafia chiamato Guido! ************ A beautiful mind wasted ...... The Godfather violin teacher ...... … Continue reading Random Family Shots Misfired!
In Remembrance: Shown below is some of the Art Work of my father-in-law, Frank Knapp, formerly of Hagerstown, MD, USA. ************ Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart composing: From his time in the 304th Infantry Regiment during WWII as a T/4 Chaplain's Assistant, From Normandy to Berlin. From his time as a pianist/organist working for Moller Pipe Organ … Continue reading Some Discovered Art Gems
Circa mid-50s or was that circus mid-50s!?Marching with the Pitman Original Hobo Band and playing a tuba of all things! And not very good cause I never told a lesson. I just huffed and puffed away! And what's with that weird polka dot, no, polka square pattern outfit! Me thinks we were playing, When the … Continue reading I Was Once a Teenage Hobo!
Those Memories are not always what they used to be ... like when I walked to school stark naked barefoot uphill in a blizzard don’t U know!? ****** And that was too Summer School! Thanks to bekitschig https://bekitschig.blog/2020/07/27/nostalgia-isnt-what-it-used-to-be/ Gesundheit!
Are you out of your friggin' mind!? Nikola Tesla was mortified! Or was it electrified!? Yes! Who did it? The government? Thomas Edison? A peregrine falcon? The Atlanta Falcon's? Retribution for her role as a WWII War Pigeon behind enemy lines? Vote!!! Awaiting the final tally from the Pigeon Gallery! Nikola Tesla quote: I have … Continue reading Who Really Killed Tesla’s Pigeon!?
Random street scenes, Taegu, South Korea, circa 1969. Name changed to Daegu, April 13, 1981. Why? Why not! The land of kimchi, bibimbap, bulgogi, stir-fried noodles. And don't forget: "You number 10 one cheap GI." What time BX open?" Where BX means the Taegu Base Exchange. Yes! America landed on the Moon in 1969. Me? … Continue reading Taegu City Snapshots, 1969!
Come on man! Did Wilt Chamberlain Really Sleep With 20,000 Women!?￼ Dah...Surely not sleeping sleep!At 7’1″, Wilt Chamberlain may have been the most dominating and amazing basketball player of all time. In his legendary career, Chamberlain scored 31,419 points, including the unbelievable time he actually scored 100 points in one game. He holds dozens of … Continue reading The True Horror of STD! 😱
Are we bounded by Time? It’s order. Just prisoner’s to the end? Are there beginnings, real endings, or is it just a series of snapshots? Snapshots strung together to show movement forward. If we really know what forward actually means. /////// Does Time slowdown? Does Time stop? Pray tell, even move backward If it’s just … Continue reading “The Now” Conundrum!
There are three classes of people: those that see, those that see when they are told, and those that do not see... Leonardo da Vinci And may I add another special class: those bloggers that 'like...like...like' even though they only rarely see. And that's sometimes even me! ************ Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April … Continue reading Da Vinci’s Mirror Image Revisited!