Sunday, November 25, 2012

Cemetery at Burnt Corn, AL

Sherry's Scribblings: Historic John Green Cemetery at Burnt Corn, AL
The history here relates to NW Fla history. Burnt Corn - Fort Mims - Much of lower AL was a brief holding area for a generation or so of early settlers to FL out of the Carolinas and Georgia.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Drummer became a General

The band - the Ventures - had a young drummer for their first hit song and then they had to let him go because he was only 17 and could not play in the local clubs. The kid joined the Air Force and became a 4 star general. Years later he came back to the band to play one more time.
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Sunday, October 07, 2012

TOMBIGBEE Waterway from the LANDING A DAY BLOG

We recently camped out at an Army Corps campsite on the Tombigbee waterway. It was a great campsite. BUT - I wanted to know more about the river and the waterway itself - recalling that a recently deceased friend from Chumuckla (Clyde Moore) had piloted tugs on this waterway 20 plus year ago. FOUND THIS BLOG. It is a very interesting blog concept - the author "lands" on random google map spots daily and researches the area for readers. How about that?
.... When you view the blog (link above) do check out the ABOUT link. Fascinating Facts about USA.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Heartless Panther - Filmed at Fort Mims

From 2011-AUG-Mims2L
INTERVIEW VIDEO

Interview with the Author of "Heartless Panther" Brian Sullivan (at Fort Mims).
The book is an ebook from Amazon  This  historical novel brings the age of the Creek Wars and the War of 1812 into some clarity for the Gulf Coast Region.  It is worth it just to learn some of the actual history and to learn some of the cultural aspects of the various people living in the region at the time. Plus - it is a quite well told tale with fascinating interwoven plots - all connected to the history.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

History of Navy's TACAMO

My friend, Vernon Lochausen, III , asked me to interview his Navy mentor, Capt. Walt Reese, USN, Ret. Capt Reese lives in Milton, FL and is very involved in civic activity in retirement. He retired to Milton in the late 1960's where he became one of the first directors of the NJROTC program there. Vernon was one of Walt's students. Roy Allen assisted me with the interview. R

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Oldest Airstream Trailer in the WORLD

Karen and I met Dr. Holman at the Mystic Springs, FL - Airstream campsite -  a few weeks ago. It is an interesting story. The trailer is a magnificent antique!

Friday, February 24, 2012

America's First Jet Flight,


This is very interesting history. It is worth reading the comments as well. More commentary here http://www.aircraftowner.com/videos/view/americas-first-jet-flight-october-1942_1617.html

Monday, February 06, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Crap New Yorkers Say


I had to laugh very loud at this. However, I think there are the self same characters in Dixie only they say a different set of quotes.