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Old 11-02-18, 06:37 PM
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Congratulations on quitting smoking, gentlemen. I have a lot of respect for that.

My addiction is sugar. Today I haven't had any white sugar. I'm not going to give it up completely, but I will have to cut way down.
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Old 11-06-18, 06:07 PM
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NOVEMBER 6

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Event
1995 – Cleveland Browns relocation: Art Modell announces that he signed a deal that would
relocate the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore, which had been without an NFL since 1983, when
the Baltimore Colts moved to Indianapolis.
Trivia note note: Baltimore acquired it's baseball team (The Orioles) in 1954 when
the St.Louis Browns moved to Baltimore.


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Birthdays

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Alive...
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Sally Field: Actress... is 72 today
2 Oscars (Norma Rae / Places in the Heart )
Played 'Gidget' on TV and Sister Bertrille as the Flying Nun
photo this year... still looks good...


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Arturo Sandoval: Musician/Composer... is 69 today
Versatile jazz trumpeter

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Dead...
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John Philip Sousa: Music Composer/Conductor... B=1854 ( 164 years ago )
Enlisted by his father into the USMC band in 1868 (age 13)as an apprentice.
Later he would be the Conductor of the band from 1880 ~ 1892.It was under his tenure
that the band became known as 'The President's Own'.
Sousa died in 1932 at the age of 77.

Sousa wrote many marches...including...
"Semper Fidelis" (1888) (Official March of the United States Marine Corps)
"Stars and Stripes Forever" (1896) (National March of the United States)

USPS 1940 stamp honoring Sousa...


A USMC tradition... today the 'Red Coats' will perform Semper Fidelis at
his grave site (Congressional Cemetery) in Washington D.C.


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James Naismith: Physical Educator... B= 1861 ( 157 years ago)
Invented the game of Basketball in 1891.


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Ray Conniff: Bandleader/Arranger ... B= 1916 ( 102 years ago ) (d@ 85 - 2002)
A U.S.Army Vet. He formed The Ray Conniff Singers during the 1960s.
Conniff albums often have pictures of beauties on the cover...


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Glenn Frey: Singer/Songwriter... B= 1948 (70 years ago) (d@ 67 - 2016)
Member of the awardwinnng group The Eagles


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Jonathan Harris:Actor... B=1914 (104 years ago) (d@ 87- 2002)
Known for playing Dr.Smith in TVs Lost in Space


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USMC nomenclature

Corporal;
Pay grade E-4 (E = enlisted )
A Corporal in the USMC has 2 stripes up with Crossed Rifles below



A Corporal is the lowest non-commissioned officer (NCO).

A Corporal is often a combat-team leader and sometimes serve as asst. squad leaders.
Corporals often serve as leaders of Heavy Weapons (machine gun/mortor/anti-tank/
explosives) teams.
As a NCO Corporals can be Drill Instructors (DI)

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Old 11-07-18, 05:50 PM
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NOVEMBER 7

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Events
1874 A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, is considered the first important use of
an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party.
Thomas Nast's cartoon "Third Term Panic" a rumor of President Grant seeking a third term,

the Domocratic donkey aka "Caesarism" panics the other political animals-including a

Republican Party elephant at the left...


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1908 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente Canton,

Bolivia.


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1967 Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African

American mayor of a major American city. Stokes was a US Army WWII Vet.


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Alive...
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Johnny Rivers: Singer... is 75 today
singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. best known for a string of hit singles between 1964 and 1968, among them "Mountain of Love", "The Seventh Son",
"Secret Agent Man", "Poor Side of Town", "Baby I Need Your Lovin'", and "Summer Rain".


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Christopher Knight: Actor... is 60 today
played Peter Brady on TVsThe Brady Bunch
Then and 2010


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Robert John "Robin" Finck: Guitarist... is 46 today
Played in two different bands listed on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock":
Nine Inch Nails (ranked no. 43) and Guns N' Roses (ranked no. 9).


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Joni Mitchell: Folk Singer... is 75 today

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Dead...
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Dean Jagger: Actor... B=1903 115 years ago (d@87 - 1991)
Oscar - Best supporting actor as Major Harvey Stovall in film "Twelve O'Clock High",
played Major General Tom Waverly "White Christmas"



White Christmas...
Quote:
Phil Davis: We wouldn't be any good as generals.
(Jagger...) Gen. Thomas F. Waverly: You weren't any good as privates.
12 O'Clock High... Gregory peck as General Savage [after Stovall is caught stowing away on a B-17]
Quote:
General Savage: Did you get anything?

Major Stovall: My glasses were frosted over some, but I think I got a piece of one.

General Savage: Ours or theirs?
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Al Hirt: Trumpeter... B=1922 (96 years ago (d@ 76 - 1999)
AKA "The King of the Trumpet" / nicknames... "Jumbo" and "The Round Mound of Sound".



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Mary Travers: Folk Singer... B=1936 (82 years ago) (d@ 72 - 2009)
the female member of folk group Peter, Paul and Mary

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Billy Graham: Evangelist... B=1918 (100 years ago) (d@99 - 2018)


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Dee Clark: Singer... B=1938 (80 years ago) (d@ 52 - 1990)
R&B and pop hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s


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3 day count down.... to 11/10

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Old 11-09-18, 03:44 PM
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Around our community it is not unusual to see deer - often many. With the Sandusky River on the East side of town, adjacent to a golf course and a very large area for walking, the deer are practically tame; at the very least, not very scared.

Knowing that there are bears on the East and South East sides of Ohio probably makes this pretty normal.

Therefore, I was amused to hear someone say the Ohio equivalent to "Have a nice day" is "Watch out for the deer". I say it every time my adult children leave the house!

No bears - yet!!
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Old 11-11-18, 01:28 PM
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ohiopup and all of the other vets - Happy Veteran's Day to you! Takes more courage than I can even imagine.
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Old 11-11-18, 07:52 PM
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Quote:
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ohiopup and all of the other vets - Happy Veteran's Day to you! Takes more courage than I can even imagine.
Amen Bevo!




USA - Keep on Rockin'
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Old 11-11-18, 10:32 PM
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Outstanding!! ^^^^^^^
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Old 11-11-18, 10:43 PM
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Very cool.
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Old 11-12-18, 08:42 PM
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Fire On The Mountain and Heard It In a Love Song - Marshall Tucker Band. "Chills Rock". Wonderful, wonderful songs and band!
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Old 11-12-18, 10:19 PM
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Long before there was UK's Susan Boyle...
The good ol' USA had Kate Smith...



In the 50's and early 60's she closed her TV show or any performance where she appeared with it.

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Old 11-12-18, 10:52 PM
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I will say back in the 70's the Philadelphia Flyers had Kate Smith sing God Bless America one night and the Flyers won and the place (Spectrum?) went nuts and she then continued to perform the song in all of its glory, as only she could.
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Old 11-13-18, 07:58 PM
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TWO DEER STORIES...

For many years I aided C.Bowersox with keeping the football team stats at McKinley,
even making the trip from Grove City every week end from 1987 to 2010.

#1...

November - early morning team meeting a Fawcett Stadium, I was bringing supplies
for hot chocolate and donuts for the team/coaches. I am in route at 6 AM, and
turn on to Blake Avenue from 17th Street.

(Fawcett was across the street from the Pro Football HOF, there is an underpass
below I-77 that connect the HOF/Stadium complex to the Park system; the Park system
runs along the West branch of Nimishillen Creek and some of this heavily wooded)

Lots of high chain-link fence around the stadium and athletic fields not to mention
all the houses along the opposite side of the street.

As I turn the corner there is an eight-point buck scrambling on the black-top,
hoofs sliding for traction trying to find his way back to the park. No mishap
but it was close.

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#2.

McKinley vs: Massillon game 2005. Picked up BGScott ( teacher in Dublin, long time McK fan,
his Dad was an admin at McK when Scott was young) and the AD of Dublin Scioto (a friend
of Coach Brian Cross - then @ McK). Driving North on I-71.@ 7:30 AM, following a Semi-tractor-
trailer. Crisp weather clear but cold, you could see you breath. We’re in my '97 Mustang
and the AD says "We could pass this Semi.". I don't, with-in a few minutes a deer in the
median decides to cross to the West side of I-71 but just then South bound traffic
startles it, the Doe bolts into the North bound lanes and the Semi hits it. The deer
literally exploded.

My only comment..."That's why I'm following the truck".

--- P.S. McKinley won ---

Often during the season sometimes when I was alone I would ride my Honda Silver-Wing
to the McKinley games, I would always stay just behind a Semi for this exact reason.

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USMC nomenclature

Sergeant;
Pay grade E-5 (E = enlisted )
A Sergeant in the USMC has 3 chevrons up with Crossed Rifles below



A non-commissioned officer (NCO).
They are the backbone of the Marine Corps.
Promotions no longer derive from a composite and cutting score-based system; instead, they receive a Fitness Report.

They often serve as squad leaders or as the platoon guide (assistant platoon sergeant)
Most eventually will at one time do a tour as a DI.


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Old 11-14-18, 10:36 AM
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Not sure it was mentioned - may have been but I was surprised to see that Tony Joe White had passed away back in October.

White, who was 75, had a monster hit in '69 with Polk Salad Annie. When ask what genre his music fell into, White replied, "Swampy".

Polk is actually a reference to the bitter poke weed that poor (White's family included) boiled and ate while growing up. He said "Annie" was a composite of several girls from his youth.

White did farm work as a youth for his dad and started playing the guitar after hearing an album by Lightnin' Hopkins when he was fifteen.

He played all of the joints and honky-tonks across the south and remembered well the stages where chicken wire was in place in case a patron took exception with someone on stage.

After hearing Bobbie Gentry's Ode To Billy Joe, White began writing his own songs and in a matter of weeks had come up with Polk Salad Annie. "Annie" reached number eight and became a staple of Elvis' stage show.

He wrote one of the truly great heart ache songs with Rainy Night In Georgia, a 1970 hit for Brook Benton.

His moment passed and White retreated to Arkansas where he bred horses and fished. His career though, experienced a revival when Tina Turner covered four of his songs on her 1989 album Foreign Affair. Tina's album sold six million copies and the single Steamy Windows became an international hit.

This led to a new recording contract and world tours.

Like most on here around my age, I saw Tony Joe on The Smothers' Brothers. There is a great clip of him singing Polk Salad Annie on Letterman with Foo Fighters.

Rip - Tony Joe White - a solid part of the 60's, 70's and 80's as a performer and writer.
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