Category: NOTES

Veteran’s Day 2017

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Remembering a veteran, I did not have the honor of meeting.

My Father-In-Law

T/SGT Thomas Wayne Kelley Jr., USAF

BIRTH 12/09/1941

DEATH 08/30/1973

Pleasantville, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

So… how have you been?

I hope all has been well? Quite a bit has happened since I last posted, way back on January 28th. Back in December an old friend, and former client, approached me with an opportunity. He had started his own successful company many years ago. In an effort to continue what he had built, he had recently sold his company to another organization. The new ownership wanted to expand the existing operation, and was looking for someone with my experience. It was an excellent opportunity.

Most of my time over the last nine weeks have been dedicated to securing the position, training for it, and launching the new effort. Unfortunately, I was not able to give any time to writing during that time. Worse still, I have not been able to read your blogs on a regular basis. Now that the paying gig is moving, I believe I can start spending more time here. Though I may be somewhat sporadic in posting, I promise to do a better job reading your posts. I am grateful for each of you.

Part of the nine weeks was spent in York, PA. Being the history lover that I am, I did take one break and spent an entire Saturday at Gettysburg National Park.

Pictures to follow…

 

Merry Christmas!

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As we celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, Mrs. History and I wish each of you a Merry Christmas!

Thunder, the Dog

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Thunder: November 28, 2004- December 19, 2016

He always sat near me as I wrote, or read, or slept. Taking a few days off. I apologize in advance for not responding.

The Blogger Recognition Award

My deepest gratitude goes to Sarah at thepracticalhistorian for nominating my blog. If you do not follow her, please do. Her writing is both informative and witty. OK, so these are the rules to follow when you accept this award.

1) Write a post to display your award.

2) Give a brief story of how your blog started.

3) Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.

4) Thank the person that nominated you and link to his or her blog.

5) Nominate 15 other bloggers.

Addressing in order:

November 14, 1970

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Marshall University Memorial Fountain HistoryPresent

On this day, we, the daughters and the sons of Marshall, remember 75 people. These 75 people were football players, coaches, and trainers. They held positions in the Athletic Department. They were fans. They were members of a flight crew, a pilot, a co-pilot, a Charter Coordinator. Two were flight attendants. They were husbands and wives. They were parents. They were sons and daughters, brothers and sisters. These 75 people, are daughters and sons of Marshall.