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A Veterans memorial service

I lost a long-time good friend last week. He had a heart attack and went quickly. He had prearranged the service with the funeral home and planned to be cremated and placed in the State Veterans Cemetery. All went smoothly, had his service at the Church we both attend, and before the service, I saw two young Air Force NCOs standing just inside the Auditorium. After sitting, one of the young men walked up front and placed a folded flag in a holder and returned to the back of the auditorium. After the service, both service members marched to the front and retrieved the folded flag and preceded to unfold the flag. After unfolding, they turned it upright for about a minute and then preformed the folding ceremony. One stood in the front of the auditorium and the other marched to the back and Taps were played. After Taps, the one holding the flag presented it to the son and marched to the rear. I never have seen this done before. Our State Veterans Cemetery only performs about six funerals a day so sometimes it may take two weeks or longer to have a burial. Cremations can be placed at anytime if there is no service scheduled. I never experienced this before and those attending had not seen it either. I thought it was a fitting part of the service, not all would get to experience this at a later date. Its just that I had never seen this before....
Redcatcher70 12/02/19 07:50am Around the Campfire
RE: Ohio State vs Michigan!

No dog in this fight, (being a SEC fan), but I sure am pulling for Michigan to win, I hate Ohio State, well "hate" is too strong a word. Dislike may be more appropriate. LSU in going to clean the plate with a retread OSU quarterback....
Redcatcher70 11/30/19 08:41am Around the Campfire
Thanksgiving, 1970 49 years ago....

I get a little maudlin around Thanksgiving. I was in the Army, serving with 1st Aviation Bde. At Firebase Bearcat. I had just been re-assigned from the 199th Inf. Bde. about a month earlier. I was not scheduled to leave Vietnam until Dec. 31, 1971. I had not tried to make any friends at my new assignment, I missed all the guys I had served with the ten months prior, and I knew I would be leaving in a month anyway. I was doing my regular assignment when the Sgt. came up and said, "go pack you bag, your orders came down and you are leaving ASAP." My jaw dropped and I just took the papers from him and headed to the barracks. Long story short, I made it home in time for Thanksgiving dinner with my family. Each year at Thanksgiving I think about some of the guys I had served with in Vietnam. I think about the few who did not make it home and say a silent prayer for their peace and Thanksgiving for my safe return. Please say a prayer for those separated from their loved ones serving in far off places and their safe return home. Sorry this is a little long but I know some of you brothers-in-arms will understand....
Redcatcher70 11/27/19 10:28am Around the Campfire
RE: Mens' belts left or right

Shirt buttons are on the left side of a shirt, belt goes in left side loops. Now, it has been fifty years since I have been in a uniform, but it always started on the left. Of course a lot has changed in fifty years, heck they don't even polish their boots anymore. They have those ugly brown fuzzy looking things to wear around......
Redcatcher70 11/23/19 09:13am Around the Campfire
My daily trip to Walmart

Seems like I make a trip to Walmart every day. Had a couple of encounters at the checkout this morning. First, lady in front of me was buying some winter clothing for some small children. She had a coat in her hand and I asked her if I could butt in for a minute. I told her that tomorrow morning, our Church was having a Coats for Kids event, giving away coats to families without cost. We do this every year and usually give out about 150 - 175 coats each year. She thanked me and said she would see me in the morning, putting the coat back. After checking out, leaving out the door, the employee checking receipts commented on the price of some packaged wooden sticks in my cart. I bought six packages of 36" long sticks, 12 per pack, for 88 cents per pack. I told her we were having a "hootenanny" Sunday. I said you probably didn't know what a hootenanny was. She looked at me deadpan face and said "sure I do, its almost as good as a shindig." I said you got there, and told her to have a great day!!!!
Redcatcher70 11/01/19 10:30am Around the Campfire
RE: Supposed to get our first great grand today!

Well, the little fellow finally busted out and came home today!! Everything checked out fine and he and Momma are sleeping in their own beds. He is eating fine and sugar levels are normal. Thanks to all for the prayers now the work begins for Mom and Dad. Great grands get to sit back and spoil him....
Redcatcher70 10/29/19 09:26pm Around the Campfire
RE: Hey Smokers! (meat, that is)

Well, to answer the question, I try to keep it simple. Of course ribs, a pork loin, some nice shrimp quick and easy. I don't carry a smoker, being retired I do all of mine at home and warm up at camp.
Redcatcher70 10/24/19 07:08am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Supposed to get our first great grand today!

It seems young Beckett Dale Taylor is enjoying his personal care in the NICU so he is not coming home until maybe the weekend. His blood sugar readings dropped again yesterday after they changed his formula and discontinued his IV. Just got a call a minute ago, he was stable overnight, his sugar was 48 but they want over 50. My granddaughter had the gestational diabetes and had to take meds during pregnancy and they think he might not be making insulin like he should starting out. Prayers for the little family please....
Redcatcher70 10/24/19 06:57am Around the Campfire
RE: Supposed to get our first great grand today!

Jim, he gets his own name, you ready? Mr. Beckett Dale Taylor. Later last night they put him in NICU, besides low sugar he had low oxygen level in blood and some fluid in the lungs. He should be out by Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Granddaughter should be released Thursday morning and all go home.
Redcatcher70 10/22/19 09:36am Around the Campfire
RE: Supposed to get our first great grand today!

Delivered via C section, about 8:00PM, baby boy!!! Tipped the scales at 8lbs., 11ozs., 19 3\4 inches long. New momma and dad are doing fine, the little fisherman was fine but blood sugar was a little low so they put him in the warmer a while. He had a bottle about 30 minutes after he saw the light, was a little hungry.... Now the fun begins!!!!!
Redcatcher70 10/21/19 09:57pm Around the Campfire
Supposed to get our first great grand today!

The oldest granddaughter is going to the hospital today for delivery of their first child. It is supposed to be a boy, but I never count my chickens before they are hatched. I hope it is not a long day, I hate hospital waiting rooms...
Redcatcher70 10/21/19 10:42am Around the Campfire
RE: exhaust manifold leak

huskyfan, may I inquire how many miles you have on your unit? I own a 2004, just turned over 90,000 miles.
Redcatcher70 10/08/19 11:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow vehicle service insurance????

vcb49, I am sorry for being so snarky earlier. I am not an expert on vehicle warranties, never bought one in all my years of vehicle purchasing. Best advice I can give is BEFORE buying a used vehicle take it to a mechanic you trust, put it on the rack, check all lines and mechanical components underneath, check belts and hoses, signs of any fluid leaks, then any signs of repaired damage. I have always carried a credit card for any towing or repairs that we may need in our travels. I am of the opinion of some others here, that buying a service contract on a 14 year old vehicle, (or any vehicle for that matter), is a waste of money. Put the money in the bank and you may never touch it......
Redcatcher70 10/08/19 07:01am Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow vehicle service insurance????

That has got to be one silver tongued salesman!!! ??????
Redcatcher70 10/07/19 09:24pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas

K Charles, Dardanelle is a very nice COE park, been there several times when we owned a TT. In fact, in all of our travels I can not remember a bad experience at any COE or Arkansas State Park. Every type of park offers its own unique qualities, finding each parks uniqueness is part of the adventure. Not all parks offer furnished handicap equipped cabins, which we now require, so Petit Jean fits our current needs....
Redcatcher70 10/07/19 01:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas

Just spent a great weekend at this park with a group of families from Church. We started making this an annual event about ten years ago. We reserve a loop in the camping area and we usually fill ten or twelve sites every year. It is close enough to home so others can drive up for the day. Some (like us) rent a cabin or stay in the lodge. Great weather, lots of hiking, tons of food cooked every way you can think of, and fun and games at night. This park is open year round, and the lodge restaurant is open every day if you do not feel like cooking. This is one of the oldest parks in the State Park system, built mostly by the CCC. If you are ever in the Central Arkansas area on I-40, check it out.
Redcatcher70 10/07/19 08:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
I-10 from New Orleans to Jacksonville, FL, both ways

Starting to plan a road trip along I-10 maybe in November. I have been on I-10 in Louisiana but never along the rest of the highway. I am hoping the rest of the highway is better than Louisiana. We are not towing, just driving the F-250. Thanks for the info...
Redcatcher70 09/18/19 02:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: Traveling with glass

Think, put glass items in a plastic bin, separate with dish towels and put in the lowest storage cabinet or on the floor. In years of travel we have never broke a jar or bottle. When you reach your destination, you can store items where they are handy. JMHO.....
Redcatcher70 09/06/19 08:55am General RVing Issues
Has anyone looked at the Jeep Gladiator?

Saw one on the street yesterday and glanced at the specs online. Interesting numbers and features for towing with a 3.6L engine with a 6 speed manual or 8 speed auto., 7600 tow cap. And 1600 lb. cc. I will not buy one, but anyone who likes back country camping might want to look at one...
Redcatcher70 08/23/19 08:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Col. Roy Abner Knight, Jr. came home today !

I watched the story on the news last night, brought a tear to my eyes. The entire airport came to a stop. I am guessing it was at Love Field in Dallas. People inside the terminal and all the ground personnel were watching the event unfold. His son gave an excellent interview, and made my perception of the American public and gratefulness for the sacrifice of some of our armed forces is still appreciated.
Redcatcher70 08/09/19 06:32am Around the Campfire
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