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Apaches, Buffalo Soldiers, That Female Reporter, And... Chapter One       Returning to the Black Range and the land of the Warm Spring Apache Indians, I could not believe what I was seeing. The last time I was here the magical portal...

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Rommel, Erwin 1891 – 1944 The Desert Fox

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-02-2010

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General Rommel, also known as “the desert fox” because of his victories with the Afrika Korps, was one of the top Generals in Hitlers army. Rommel had a brilliant career with his tank corp in  Libya. In 1942, he was reassigned to France for Duty.  And Rommel was  made commander in Northern France in 1944. In  his first visit back to Germany since all the bombing had taken place he found his homeland in disarray, no supplies, everything bombed out and in lack of any type home life, Rommel could see that the end was near. Many were upset with Hitler and wanted him removed from office in some manner. While  Rommel was certainly upset with Hitler and Hitler’s killing of the Jews, which he claimed to have not known about, it is not known if he was a party to the plot to remove Hitler from office. But because of his defeatist attitude, he was believed by Hitler to have been party to the plot. After the plot was attempted and failed, he was wounded in a air raid and while convalescing at home he received a visit from the high command stating that they were giving him the opportunity to commit suicide because they believed he had been party to the overthrow plot. He was given the opportunity to take the poison and be given a state funeral with a statement made that it was death by natural causes. and his staff and family would be protected, otherwise they would also be eliminated. Hitler wanted the suicide to look like death by natural causes  to keep down further flair ups from military personnel. Field Marshall Rommel had the time (ten minutes) to advise his wife and son,who was home on leave from the war, the truth of his impending death and the offered protection and that for the protection to hold, they were to forever  remain quiet about the suicide. It was  reportedly a  fast acting drug and within seconds of ingesting  he was dead. After Hitler’s demise, the story of Rommel’s suicide was told……Since I brought up his name a while back I thought some of you might like to hear his story….Matter of fact, I had one request to tell the story, so there it is and as it is with a lot of war stories, it is not very pretty, is it?…Pete

Rep. Karen Giannini

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-02-2010

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In an article in this morning’s Albuquerque Journal by Thomas J. Cole, one in which he called Ms. Giannini, (a Democrat), an accidental legislator by virtue of spending only 635.00 in her election campaign and waking up the morning after the election and found that she had been elected. Me talking now….In her district there are all manner of people, democrats, republicans, good people, bad people, educated people and uneducated people that expect her to vote for the good of them all, but she must choose how to vote on bills….She did not vote on a tax hike, even though she was on the floor…She had been excused for a personal matter which she would not disclose…The article stated she opposed the gross receipts tax increase but she did not want to vote on it. And Ms. Giannini, me talking again, you have to take your stand, it’s who you are..You have to forget the back scratching and all the political stuff that goes on up there, you are you…Your values are your values….Now you stand up for them and vote..ok…that’s your job to vote on good bills, on bad bills, on pork bills….IT IS YOUR JOB, SO VOTE….

Nude Bikers???

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-02-2010

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According to this morning’s paper, the City of  Albuquerque would not issue a permit for bikers to ride nude through the city in some kind of parade or something. But, not to worry so says the founders of the ride. According to him, the City of Santa Fe will give them a permit, so they are planning on their ride through Santa Fe June 12. The paper stated that participants could wear as much or as little clothing as they choose to wear. I don’t know, you may want to mark your calender. Here lately I have been writing about nudist a lot, so I will probably keep you posted and I did buy me a bike late last year….Yeah, and my big belly is probably sexy…well, that may not be the correct adjective….big does fit…I feel sure I could get a few looks…ok, I’ll stop there….Well, after thinking about it a bit I don’t think I will ride nude in Santa Fe…A fella could get rear ended up there, reckon?…

White Sands National Monument

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-02-2010

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On January 18, 1933, President Herbert Hoover established White Sands National Monument building the visitors center, offices and accommodations for the park rangers, etc and those are still in use today. The first year of operation 12,000 people came to visit the park. By 1948, the park was getting over 100,000 visitors per year. And by 1965, 500,000 were dropping by to check out the white sands. Four years there have been over 600,000 visitors to the park. Let me invite you to come out and visit if you have not seen it…It is beautiful…Once no. 3 son had a visitor, a third cousin from Alabama, who came out to visit over spring break, in March, a miserable time to visit New Mexico. That year the sand storms had been vicious. The cousin wanted to see it, so we went. Arriving at the park, the wind had shifted on up to high  gear. The young man got out in it and loved it. I wondered how can he love this? Then he told us he was a student of World War Two and he especially liked to read about and study the German General Rommel. I thought at the time, you never know, do you, you just never know. He told us about his reading on Rommel as we were standing in the blowing sand, visualizing Rommel and his tanks racing across Africa, doing battle. That was a good lesson for this Alabama boy to experience the blowing sand, and a good and unexpected lesson for me and my son. You can drive your car back through the white, shifting sands, which except for spring winds, are fairly still, white and extremely beautiful. Come visit New Mexico and see for yourself……Pete

Tyler, TX church burnings???

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-02-2010

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In the paper this morning it stated that several churches had been burned in the Tyler, TX area….What’s up with that? …That seems to me to be especially vicious and uncaring….It has to be a jealous heart, someone who feels left out and alone and when seeing the happy, loving folks coming out the those churches, decides he will try and stop them from their happiness. I can almost picture the guy from here…Empty eyes, empty feelings and  empty heart, a loner and has a feeling of betrayal from some of the folks who attend those churches, probably imagined, but if and when they did not help him in a time he felt a need he became bitter. They probably did not know about his need, but he felt they should have known….I’m guessing, of course, but the only other answer would be Satan’s angels out to destroy those churches, and that could be as well…But Satan usually works from within, attacking the hearts and mind of the individuals bringing them down though the desires of the heart…It is sad to have that happen, but all us Christian folk know that a burning church only fires the heart of the Christian, so look out Tyler…Those Christians will be on fire now….You just watch….And God will take care of the arsonist……

898th Munitions Squadron decertified?Update, June 2010

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-02-2010

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From the Albuquerque Journal, Feb. 10, 2010 by Charles D. Brunt: The 898th Munitions Squadron, which maintains Kirtland’s Underground Munitions Maintenance and Storage Complex, was decertified by the Air Force Material Command at the request of Brig. Gen. Everett Thomas, commander of the Nuclear Weapons Center, Air Force officials said. Without proper certifications, members of the squadron cannot perform their normal duties associated with nuclear weapons……Me talking now, he further states there are more than 2000 nuclear warheads at Kirtland Air Force Base….Further, “There is no risk to security, safety or health”  as a result of the decertification, command spokesman Ron Fry told the Air Force Times on Monday…I suppose one would be enough to do in Albuquerque, but 2000 of those suckers would alter the course of the earth’s orbit and rotation, would it not???? I am pretty sure those boys can still take care of business and will be Re-certified soon, but I would have just as soon have not known about all this…Matter of fact, I’m thinking you are wondering why I felt the need to share this information with you…Well, one reason is, how far away from Albuquerque would one have to live to not be concerned about the 2000 nuclear warheads stored here?… Yeah, that”s what I thought also…..Hey, now we can sleep nights again…The 898th has been recertified…..Passed all the test and all is well….Note to the 898th…Boys, we need you in good working order…Stay alert…Keep your head in the game and the Colonel off your butt..ok?

Manning, Payton, Eli and Archie

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-02-2010

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Family of quarterbacks…..Those boys had to be good…Archie was good and would have been outstanding if he had been given the tools. But all of us can see the offensive minds of Payton and Eli when they take the field. In the case of Payton, he is so good that I never thought that the Saints could beat the Colts. A coach on the field is what they say about Payton…The Saints had a little something to say about that, huh…Payton grew up pulling for his dad and the Saints…I imagine that was a hard game for him, but one thing I know…It is in his make up to win if possible…And I know Archie had a hard time pulling for the Colts after so many years of being a Saint but he stated that he would be pulling for his son, as he should…But if his son had to lose, I think Archie is pleased that it was the Saints….That was a gutsy call to onside kick to start the second half and it kind of set the tone for the rest of the game….I like Payton and the Colts, but I am glad New Orleans won…Makes it seem like justice has finally been done…Amen?…Amen

Cousins, Chapter Nine, Alligator Gar

Posted by Pete | Posted in Downloads | Posted on 09-02-2010

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From the book Cousins I have added another story to the downloads. I invite you to read it and I hope you enjoy it. I used the name Middle Creek in the book….It is really Coal Fire Creek…I should have used its real name, huh? click on the blue print…

We did have a swimming hole with a huge cypress stump out in the very middle of the creek. I don’t recall exactly how big it was, but several of us boys could sit on it at the same time. When Coal Fire Creek was running clear you could often see this big alligator gar swimming around the hole. I am pretty sure he was as long as us boys were tall. It was a scary sight to behold. Here is the story as one cousin told it, truth stretched somewhat, but ball park, kinda, well….,ok, here it is the way I wrote it….Cousins, Chapter Nine, Alligator Gar

Tucson, AZ

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 09-02-2010

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Nice town, huh? Beautiful weather…I wore my cut off two days..I went out to see no. 1 daughter and family…They are so nice…It is absolutely a culinary experience to go over and see her.  My daughter, my son in law and my no. 1 grand daughter and grand son in law’ really know how put out the food, good food and then on top of that, they took us out to their favorite restaurants, which were great. The only bad thing that happened, we got our butts kicked in forty-two…bad, make that shamefully bad….A butt kicking for sure..And I went to see my Aunt, my Dad’s sister, a very precious lady and a very pretty lady..Her complexion is so nice and she can get around so well…Her vision is beginning to bother her some…We had a nice visit and I fairly long visit for the two of us…Her family  had this beautiful lemon tree in their yard. The lemons were about the size of small oranges and loaded down with lemons…Now, come on, I do know the difference….

We had a bunch of visitors at the site yesterday…Thank you, we appreciate it. Sorry the posts have been slow in coming…I promise I will try and catch up…Maybe I can come up with something interesting…That will be a first, huh?…You really don’t have to agree… Pete

Camry

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 05-02-2010

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How about all the recalls by Toyota, huh….Now maybe Ford has some….If you work on an assembly line or you are building parts, workers just have to take care of their jobs. Every play in football is designed to be a touchdown if everyone does their job, anyway, so the coaches say…Same way on an assembly line or building parts, each person must do their job correctly..Had that happened at Toyota and the parts makers I don’t believe we would have had this massive recall..So whatever your job on the assembly line, in work or in life, do your part….just do your part…that makes a big difference…anyway, that how I see it…Pete