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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Memorial monument ceremony for TACAMOPAC Crew 4 at the National Memorial...

My friend, Capt. Vernon Lockhousen III (retired) provided this video to share. He served with TACAMO in this period. It is a tribute to lost crew of TACAMO. These strategic aircraft are critical to communication for our submarine fleets and other strategic assets worldwide. One of the early TACAMO pioneeers is interviewed in Milton, Florida - following this video.

Capt. Walt Reese, USN Ret. tells of his involvement in the early development of the Navy TACAMO (Take Charge and Move Out) communication system for submerged vessels. You can learn more at

Friday, August 31, 2018

Catching Cricketts with Matt Dobson

Matt Dobson is an author of several faith based books. This one is a new road for him. It is an Historical Romance and it involves the long disappeared community of Coon Hill near Chumuckla. You can sense the reverence he has for his roots in this area and the appreciation for the pioneers of Coon Hill. Contact Matt to find his book ... which is also available from Amazon.

Matt's roll in raising funds to restore the Coon Hill Cemetery has been an example of community spirit and giving. An Annual 5K Run for the Cemetery raises funds to repair damage and maintain the historic place. 

There are many superb authors in our area. Here are a few.

Friday, August 10, 2018

ME3TV VLOG1 - JAY Museum - JULY 2018

Our first attempt at a podcast from the Jay Museum.  Our goal is to smooth this out and introduce various authors, writers, artists, musicians, storytellers and interesting people of all kinds from our region ... to whomever might enjoy the learning. THIS LOCATION will supply links to other resoruces that are mentioned inside the podcast. is a  tag address for this page.

Mr. Charles Faulk explains his "meterorite"

Learn ;more about  Kevin McKinley's books at

Read and enjoy Earline Smith Cruz at the TRI CITY LEDGER and at 

LOOK FOR INTERESTING PEOPLE in future posts. We hope to interview many for the small screen and feature their work for you to enjoy. ... 

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Saturday, June 02, 2018


Who Knew this piece of NYC trivia?



Image3 o'clock in the morning on January 8, 1877, Officer John McDowell was walking down Seventh Avenue when he noticed something amiss at Courtney's Liquor Store. A light was on and the door had been forced open, so the officer entered. There he found three burglars with their loot: $120 worth of cigars. One of the burglars, a 19-year-old named James Farrell (sometimes referred to as George Flint), attempted to escape. As he rushed past McDowell, the policeman struck him with his club. The burglar drew a revolver and fired, the bullet hitting McDowell behind his left ear and passing out his right temple. While the other burglars escaped, the seriously wounded officer managed to wrestle Farrell to the ground, at which point a number of other officers came upon the scene and arrested the burglar. The heroic police officer eventually recovered from his wounds and was given $1,000 for his bravery by the Trustees of the Riot Relief Fund. Additionally, McDowell was awarded the New York City Police Department Medal of Valor.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018


Aphorism is a statement of truth or opinion expressed in a concise and witty manner.
Aphorism, from the Greek.
     1. A concise statement of a principle.
     2. A terse formulation of a truth or sentiment.
♦ I read that 4,153,237 people got married last year. Not to cause any trouble, but shouldn't that be an even number?
♦ I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom until they are flashing behind you.
♦ When wearing a bikini, women reveal 90% of their body. Men are so polite they only look at the covered parts.
♦Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?
♦ America is a country which produces citizens who will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote.
♦ You know that tingly little feeling you get when you love someone? That's common sense leaving your body.
♦ My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that.
♦ I think my neighbor is stalking me as she's been Googling my name on her computer. I saw it through my telescope last night.
♦ Money talks ... but all mine ever says is good-bye.
♦ You're not fat, you're just easier to see.
♦ If you think nobody cares whether you're alive, try missing a couple of payments.
♦ I always wondered what the job application is like at Hooters. Do they just give you a bra and say, "Here, fill this out?"
♦ I can’t understand why women are OK that JC Penny has an older women’s clothing line named, "Sag Harbor."
♦ Denny’s has a slogan, "If it’s your birthday, the meal is on us." If you’re in Denny’s and it’s your birthday, your life sucks!
♦ The location of your mailbox shows you how far away from your house you can go in a robe before you start looking like a mental patient.
♦ I think it's pretty cool how Chinese people made a language entirely out of tattoos.
♦ Money can’t buy happiness, but it keeps the kids in touch!.
Now, don’t you feel better knowing what an aphorism is?

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Tops Appliance

Memories are made in Mom and Pop stores, not “box” stores. By Stephanie Cato 

Friday I needed a part for my dryer, so we stopped by Tops Appliances in Milton. We were fascinated by some of the antiques on display and the operational fifties vintage water fountain. I acquired about a stove my family had purchased years before, and the clerk remembered my mother, Luquetta “Pete” Whitfield and was able to pull up all her purchases going back over 20 years. My first TV came from Top's Tv! I also remember visiting Top's as a child and enjoyed helping Mom decide which appliance we would buy. So many memories flooded back into my mind. Memories are made in Mom and Pop stores not “box” stores...

Tops Appliances is a family owned store opened by Clayton White in 1957. His son, Barry White, inherited the business when his father passed in 2014 and now operates the store located at 6712 Caroline Street. Tops is a full service appliance company that sells many major brands. They are open Monday - Friday 8AM to 5PM and 8AM - Noon on Saturday. They carry many parts in stock and if the do not have it, they’ll gladly order it for you. Stop in and check out all the appliances they have on their showroom floor. 
Luquetta “Pete” Whitfield Ca 1957 Appliance

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

An Little Help

One of my childhood friends got into an ATV accident on 7/29/17. Julie ran into stump hidden in tall grass. Upon impact, she flew forward hitting her legs into the handle bars and mouth smashing into the brush guard. The impact knocked one tooth out and push her 3 remaining front teeth up and back. The teeth acted like a wedge and split the upper hard pallet causing it to fall.
Her teeth and palate were repositioned with a bar, wires, screws and sutures to bring everything into place and hold secure while healing.
She will need more dental work done in the future to replace the tooth that was lost and to repair the damages to the 3 remaining teeth.

Julie is a strong, beautiful, and loving person. She works hard every single day to provide for her son Payton. Julie will be returning to work soon but her medical and dental expenses will continue to grow. Her medical deductible is $10,000 and this does not include her dental cost. I am hoping by starting this campaign we can relieve some of her stress so Julie can concentrate on getting back to herself. 

If you are able to donate, thank you! If not, please share with your family and friends. Thank you again!




AFI's 100 Years, 100 Movie Quotes (Musical Montage)

Americans dish on the worst Valentine's gift they ever got and, what they really wanted.  (Valentine's Day is just another scam ... IMHO.)

The News in Zingers

How a prehistoric fruit wound up at your Super Bowl party

Look at me: why attention-seeking is the defining need of our times

Red Alert: Social justice warriors ruin college statistics curriculum by including social justice

5th-Grade Exam Question Leaves Internet Stumped

Why good economic news is bad

Can Climate Models Predict Climate Change?

Can the Great Lakes Become Fishable, Drinkable and Swimmable Again?

Biased FBI and DOJ Officials Broke The Law And Tried To Decide The Election - an Annotated Timeline

Legal Authority in the Clouds

Black Lives Matter: Philadelphia Super Bowl Riots Reaction ‘Glaring Example of White Privilege’ (Like it or not, he's got a point.)

New bipartisan immigration bill would leave out Trump’s priorities

Austin, TX to ban border wall contractors from future city contracts

ICE Agents Raid California “The Sanctuary State”

Canadian PM: Sharia law is compatible with democracy

How Bell Pottinger, P.R. Firm for Despots and Rogues, Met Its End in South Africa

Some Democrats aren't buying the DNC's new 50-state strategy

George Soros Threatens President Trump, Says He Won’t Be Around in 2020 or Before

Martha McSally is Worse Than Jeff Flake

Landmines left behind by the Obama administration and the Clinton campaign might soon start detonating --- on Dems

"Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues,
the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great
intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality of those who seek to change a world which
yields most painfully to change."
          - Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), A Farewell to Arms, 1929ll to Arms, 1929

Proofing Headlines ... lost art

Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter

This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this.

It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day.

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Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
Really? Ya think?

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Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
Now that's taking things a bit far!

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Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
What a guy!

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Miners Refuse to Work after Death

Good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's! They must be UNION !
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J u venile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
See if that works any better than a fair trial!
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War Dims Hope for Peace
I can see where it might have that effect!
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If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile
Ya think?!
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Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
Who would have thought!
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(Enfield, London) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
They may be on to something!
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Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?
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Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge
He probably IS the battery charge!
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New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
Weren't they fat enough?!
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Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
Do they taste like chicken?
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Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
Chainsaw Massacre all over again!
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Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors
Boy, how tall they are!
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And the winner is....
Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead

Did I read that right?
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