Thursday, January 3, 2019

TheList 4893

The List 4893 TGB

To All,
I hope that you all had a Happy New Year.  Thanks to all the prayers and good wishes for my sister. . We drove to Phoenix and made it from Poway in 4 hours and 15 minutes arriving just in time to see her rolled into the preop. While waiting the folks there were saying that many folks make it that far many times and something happens to stop the process. Most of the time the liver is not a match or has some problem, Within a couple minutes the Transplant team showed up and said it is good and they rushed her out. This was around 10 PM. We received word that all went well around 2AM. She went into Post op and recovery and we got to see her around mid morning. She improved each day. We were with her this morning and headed home.
This day in Naval History
This Day In Naval History – January 2, 2018
Jan. 2
1943—USS Argonaut (SM1) sinks the Japanese guard boat Ebon Maru in the Bismarck Sea.
1944—Aerial mine laying operations continue in the Marshall Islands. Five PV-1s (VB 137) and one PBY-5 (VP 72) mine Jabor Anchorage, Jaluit.
1944—USS Finback (SS 230) sinks a Japanese merchant tanker in the East China Sea.
1969 - Operation Barrier Reef began in Mekong Delta, Vietnam
2000—Retired Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., the 19th Chief of Naval Operations, dies at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.
Thanks to CHINFO
Executive Summary:
Today's national headlines include reports of the partial government shutdown effect on national parks, security guards killing an armed man in a Nevada casino, and the winning mega millions lottery ticket sold in NY. After years of planning and discussions, the Defense Department has notified Congress that it will pursue a two-ship buy of the third and fourth Gerald Ford-class aircraft carriers reports Inside Defense. According to Rep. Joe Courtney, looming costs may force the Navy to leverage the National Sea-Based Deterrence Fund to fund the upcoming Columbia-class ballistic-missile submarine reports USNI News. Additionally, Iran's Revolutionary Guards announced that they plan to upgrade their speed boats with stealth technology and new missile launchers reports Reuters.
Today in History January 2

Catholic forces under King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella take the town of Granada, the last Muslim kingdom in Spain.

The French begin bombardment of Madras, India.

Photography pioneer Louis Daguerre takes the first photograph of the moon.

The USS Brooklyn is readied at Norfolk to aid Fort Sumter.

In the second day of hard fighting at Stone's River, near Murfreesboro, Tenn., Union troops defeat the Confederates.

President Theodore Roosevelt closes a post office in Indianola, Mississippi, for refusing to hire a Black postmistress.

U.S. Marines are sent to Santo Domingo to aid the government against rebel forces.

After a six-month siege, Russians surrender Port Arthur to the Japanese.

Russian Bolsheviks threaten to re-enter the war unless Germany returns occupied territory.

Japanese forces in Manchuria set up a puppet government known as Manchukuo.

In Berlin, Nazi officials claim that their treatment of Jews is not the business of the League of Nations.

In the Philippines, the city of Manila and the U.S. Naval base at Cavite fall to Japanese forces.

The Allies capture Buna in New Guinea.

In Vietnam, the Viet Cong down five U.S. helicopters in the Mekong Delta. 30 Americans are reported dead.

American G.I.s move into the Mekong Delta for the first time.

The United States admits the accidental bombing of a Hanoi hospital.

President Jimmy Carter asks the U.S. Senate to delay the arms treaty ratification in response to Soviet action in Afghanistan.

British police arrest the "Yorkshire Ripper" serial killer, Peter Sutcliffe.

A severe winter storm hits the Midwestern US; in Chicago temperatures plunge to -13 ºF and19 inches of snow fell; 68 deaths are blamed on the storm.

A coal mine explosion in Sago, West Virginia, kills 12 miners and critically injures another. This accident and another within weeks lead to the first changes in federal mining laws in decades.
Thanks to Paul
A hugely successful operation 52 years ago today
And maybe a shout out for his biography for those who have not read it yet
Thanks to Mud
    This is another of those fun quizzes sent to the select few in my generation.       I missed six.  I just couldn't remember them no matter how hard I tried to recall.
- Mud

A TEST FOR 'OLDER' KIDS. I was picky who I sent this to. It had to be those who might actually remember. So have some fun my sharp-witted friends. This is a test for us 'older kids'! The answers are printed below, (after the questions) but don't cheat! answer them first.....

01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind?________________.

02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early 1964, we all watched them on The ____ ___________ Show.

03. 'Get your kicks, __ _________ _______.'

04. 'The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to _____ _ _____.

05. 'In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ____ ____ ____ ____.'

06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the '_____.'

07. Nestlé's makes the very best.... _________.'

08. Satchmo was America 's 'Ambassador of Goodwill.' Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was
______ ___________.

09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______.

10. Red Skeleton's hobo character was named ______ ___ ________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, 'Good Night, and '________  ________
 . ' 

11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their  ______ _______.

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ___ & _______.

13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, 'the day the music died.' This was a tribute to _______ ____________.

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called __________.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the ______ _____ . 

16. Remember LS/MFT _____ _____/_____ _____ _____?

17. Hey Kids! What time is it? It's _____ ______ _____!

18. Who knows what secrets lie in the hearts of men? Only The _____ Knows!

19. There was a song that came out in the 60's that was "a grave yard smash". It's name was the ______ ______!

20. Alka Seltzer used a "boy with a tablet on his head" as it's Logo/Representative What was the boy's name? ________


(King Of The Oldies)
 Got All But #1 Correct!

Ron Ernie's Remember Radio


01. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.

02. The Ed Sullivan Show

03. On Route 66

04. To protect the innocent.

05. The Lion Sleeps Tonight

06. The limbo

07. Chocolate

08. Louis Armstrong

09. The Timex watch

10. Freddy, The Freeloader and 'Good Night and God Bless.'

11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned. Not flags, as some have guessed)

12. Beetle or Bug

13. Buddy Holly

14. Sputnik

15. Hoola-hoop

16. Lucky Strike/Means Fine Tobacco

17. Howdy Doody Time

18. Shadow

19. Monster Mash

20. Speedy

Send this to your 'older' friends, (Better known as Seniors.) It will drive them crazy! And keep them busy and let them forget their aches and pains for a few minutes.
Thanks to Dutch….I had this in the list many years ago and it still fogged up my glasses
: CHP video is so touching ...
This was made at Truckee, CA; where the elevation is higher than Denver.  It is a bit North of Lake Tahoe close to Reno.

My Christmas Eve - CHP holiday video
The CHP recently released this holiday video and sent all retirees a copy. 
The video was made at the Truckee CHP office. 
We think you will enjoy seeing it.
Thanks to Clint  Having lived in all four corners and in the middle of this country and a bunch more in between I have seen and experienced most of these. It is a beautiful country.
America The Beautiful
In our travels we have seen most of these and it certainly is America the Beautiful
 "There are only two who have died for you, Jesus Christ and the US Military.  One to save your soul, the other to protect your freedom."

Subject: Fwd: America The Beautiful
Received this from an old VF-121 original RIO classmate... I think you'll like it.
Happy '19,
Subject: America The Beautiful
Lest we mar the holiday season with multi-media strife, a lot of us have been tuning out the latest breaking news stories in favor of watching sports or warmer human interest coverage.  A few have immersed themselves binge-watching uplifting Christmas movies.  Yep, the human spirit benefits from positive messages.  They nourish happy-brain-cells.  In harmony with that spirit, Chuck Finlay sent me the following YouTube video (proof that he shares more than zany humor).
It is a four minute trip, conceived and performed by the Charlie Daniels Band, to reacquaint us with the beauty of our land.
In the spirit of HAPPY NEW YEAR to all, I'm forwarding it to you.

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