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Thursday, September 01, 2016


Virginia Fell of Chumuckla / Pensacola has acquired a strange bone artifact which might even be a fossil from a friend in Gadsden, AL.  It is said to have been dug up by a dog after some food scraps were thrown nearby.  I am at a loss to figure out what animal this came from.

I hope you will share this post with people who may have better insight. Perhaps a professor of paleontology or biology?  Thanks.  Virginia has posted these items on Facebook and that may be the best way to reach her.  Or - email me for more contact information.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Fairfield-Suisun California 1949

Enjoy a moment in time.  Actually, I was born in this year ! Thank you, Dr. Brian Rucker.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

4th FSSG Marines - Dr Birdwell Hits 87

Navy Corpsmen of the Marine 4th FSSG 4th Medical Bn group at Dr Tom Birdwells 87th birthday. Doctor B. Was drafted in the marines out of college in 1950 and initially trained in the Navy SNJ in flight school but opted out after phase two. The Navy then put him through medical school and a career followed, which included the Navy Corpsmen here (including my brother, Jim Campbell) A magnificent conversation graced the event. I am glad they let this "tin can sailor" join the celebration. Buddy, checked shirt front, still carries a globe and anchor tie clip Dr. Birdwell gave him years ago. Chief, John (front right), received his marine cap after this photo. Thank you, Tom and Judy for a wonderful memory on Pensacola Bay. I've invited them all to my ship reunion in Pensacola Oct. 7. VETERANS Park and McGuires for lunch. You are welcome too!
 — with Buddy Hamilton andJim Campbell.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thursday, July 07, 2016

In Country With Uncle Vic: Scott Griffin's 3 Point Plan for President

In Country With Uncle Vic: Scott Griffin's 3 Point Plan for President: Sc Scott Griffin is running for President (maybe). Depends on if he can get on the ballot with a criminal record in his past. Anyway. HE ...

Friday, May 13, 2016

SAND Beach Observation

This is some pristine shoreline at the North End of Apalachicola Bay.  Imagine the early inhabitants of this wild space.  Limitless Oysters ..  and maybe panthers and gators to deal with.

Pitt Springs on Econfina Creek

Just taking the waters ... down home.  Nice Spring on Econfina Creek.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Archer’s Son | M. E. Hubbs

The Archer’s Son | M. E. Hubbs

Here is a book that can inspire young people to study history

 AMAZON.UK Best Seller!
…Hedyn held an old sheet iron helmet and a mail tunic up in the starlight to see them better.  The breast of the mail bore a ragged hole and the heavy links were sticky. It took a moment for Hedyn to realize it was soaked in drying blood.
“A bascinet and hauberk?” he asked.
“Aye, you shall need these before the night is done.” . . .

Treachery, disease, hunger, and death plague their steps as King Henry’s men near their fateful battle with the French army at Agincourt.  Eager to see the world that lies beyond his small Cornish village, 12 year old Hedyn, son of an archer and serf, is thrilled to be chosen to join King Henry’s army as it advances on Normandy.  His excitement quickly gives way to exhaustion in body and spirit, as well as worry for the safety of his newfound friends and comrades.  Can a mysterious stranger with a secretive past offer Hedyn hope amidst the horrors of battle?
The Archer’s Son has remained on the Amazon,UK top ten best seller’s list for kid’s medieval fiction for over fourteen months!

Monday, March 28, 2016

While Passing Through Montgomery

Stuart Pooley and his local topics for recitation.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Rain at the Barn

Just a bit of rain from behind the Jasmine Vines. Spring Rain.

Friday, March 18, 2016



The things we remember...............

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Raymond Johns - Author from Bagdad

Raymond Johns - Author
All I wanted was a boat. But you know the story about a boat and what happens next. So I had to sell the boat or face the wrath of Karen Campbell.
Sold it to a man who is dragging logs out of the river but he needed a truck. I helped him find a truck which promptly broke six times in two months. So I found him another truck for trade by way of a man named Freeman Simpson.  Freeman has a buddy named Raymond Johns who is a budding author with few resources to reach his market.

A letter from President G.W. Bush

THIS means the boat purchase from the recommendation of the daughter of the man who told me about the glass tektite meteorite from Barnetts Crossroads in 1967 has led to this moment of helping Mr. Johns get his books into print or electronic media without any cost to himself.  My suggestion is to use (Amazon) or (independent).

These places on the web make book publishing easy and actually NO cost to the author until the books start to sell --- at which time a percentage goes to those companies.

A Beginner Reading Book
Some of his books are targeted toward children - including a coloring book and an early reader. Other books are geared toward philosophical or religious insight. I am going to try to set up a place for him using free - Some of these books should be electronic downloads anyway.

Among the Mr. John's hobbies is the practice of writing to Presidents of the United States or to other government leaders to offer them encouragement.  He has letters in return from George W. Bush and Barack Obama among other government leaders.  I have suggested he can create a book from his correspondence to and from those leaders and probably find an interested audience.  We are going to look into that. I may help him scan the material.  And I am going to show him how to set up a blog like this one -  or my In Country with Uncle Vic Blog where he can write to his heart's content and get the word out about his various projects.
Coloring Book with Nutrition

The man is multi-talented. Other hobbies include the making of metal sculptures from scrap material and he collects a wide variety of art - some of it originals - some of it that might find interested buyers on the internet. So --- for want of a boat --- I am now involved in ONE MORE project.  I'll be back over at the Perdido River today to see how the RIVER LOGGER is doing.