Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, April 4, 2017

  • WifeGeeding’s 100-year-old grandmother died in the wee small hours of Monday morning. She was one of eight children. Three of her siblings are still alive, she was the oldest of the surviving children.  She was born inside her family’s house, and the house and land had since been sold and is now a cemetery. The family’s plot is where the house once stood. When she dies, she will be buried basically in the spot she was born. I’ll call that the East Texas Circle of Life.
  • They hope to have the funeral on Wednesday but interestingly enough the funeral home is booked solid.
  • Because I lost my both my parents at a relatively early age, I’m amazed that my father-in-law still at his mother at age seventy-nine.
  • A local church held an electronics recycling event as a fundraiser. The amount of relief I had dropping off a plethora of cables, power chargers, old Tivo units, computers (I kept the hard drives), video game consoles, and the like was almost thrilling. They also accepted old CDs, and it was great just to unload almost all in my collection.
  • For any of you who have also hiked up Guadalupe Peak, you might enjoy this piece from “The Smithsonian” – When Texas Was at the Bottom of the Sea – A hike to the “top of Texas,” the world’s most famous fossil reef, leads to a new sense of the sublime
  • Jerry Seinfeld is now selling miniature replicas of the old television set.
  • I’m not sure if anyone else has really noticed, but before championship games, there’s footage of players on a runway of sorts or doing some other fashionable antics. I miss the days when players or the teams were simply introduced and didn’t have to partake in some choreographed film session.
  • Trump is donating his paycheck to the National Park Service
    • “It’s straight up. Every penny that the president received from the first quarter,” Press Secretary Sean Spicer told journalists at a White House press briefing Monday.
  • This chimp threw some poop and it hit grandmother in a scooter.
  • I posted a Navy boot camp picture of my father not too long ago and someone commented that the Navy retired the flat hat back in April 1963. I just thought I’d follow up and show that I still have that hat. Here it is along with the 1940 Bluejackets Manual and flight log. I also posted a some pages of the flight log. It’s kinda crazy for me to think that one of those flights happened 72 years ago today. Dad was a gunner in the PV-1 Ventura. After the war, he joined the Ohio National Guard and then went into the Army for the Korean War.

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4 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, April 4, 2017

  1. Dan says:

    My condolences to Wifegeeding.

  2. Ben W. says:

    Condolences to WifeGeeding, her family, and all of you.

  3. Mike Honcho says:

    Condolences to WifeGeeding.

    Thank you so much for sharing your mementos of your dad. Between this and the Beautiful picture of your mom that you shared a few days ago, I have really enjoyed the peek into your parents lives.

  4. JayF says:

    I've been up that peak! Thanks for the link.

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