Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2009 Year In Review/April through June

Headed down to Russia(Rue-She), Ohio, today for a couple of games at their annual Holiday Jr High Basketball Tournament....Got home about 3...just in time to pick up the Intrepid minus $660+ for repairs and a new battery...the ABS System and some bearing troubles. It happens on a 15 year old vehicle. Jeep needs some repairs as well, but I'll get to them later in the winter, once the snow driving winds down.


Sam has decided to purchase the 1999 Toyota Corolla we looked at in Dayton....so he'll use the Intrepid for a few weeks while he gets the paper work done and picks up that vehicle....

Tomorrow Sam and I head for Lima Shawnee to do the opener Junior Varsity game between the Shawnee Indians vs Toledo Waite in a Girls High School contest....then I'm off until January 4th, while Sam will head back to classes next week at Ohio State.



2009---Spring Springs___

April____After having pretty nice weather in March for baseball, April as usual turned wet and cold....I was elected eligible to do the State Finals for the first time...and although not getting a State game, I did garner the nod for a complete District at Elida...doing all 3 games in Division 3...and was also selected for a Regional Semi-Final at Patrick Henry. Those would take place in May, after the regular season concluded....

On the world front, our Kenyan Prez, went on his world apology tour to Europe and the Middle East....daring to apologize to the world for our perceived "arrogance"...proving once again this lightweight asshole wasn't up to the task that the majority of dolts who voted had given to him....things would get worse as the year continued....

On April 15th pissed off Patriots gathered by the hundreds of thousands to protest the criminals in Washington DC, who had been spending like drunken sailors, at our expense....the main stream news media, with the notable exception of Fox News and Talk Radio, ignored the protests....showing once again they were indeed lap dogs of the far left.

In Sports, my NHL team, the Philly Flyers, were eliminated by eventual Stanley Cup winner Pittsburgh...while in the IHL, the Fort Wayne Komets, my favorite team for over 50 years, were crowned once again Turner Cup Champions...this time for the second straight season....

In Baseball....the MLB got underway, another disappointing season was in store for the Cincinnati Reds, while the Yankees would eventually win their first crown in 9 years...

The former Red Door, where I had managed and bartended back in the mid 1970s, had it's 2nd yearly 40th Reunion in early April...the crowd was not as large this time around, but a good time was still had by the decent gathering.....

May____

Our Kenyan in Charge, Barack "Barry" Obama, continued to build the road to Socialism...not only blackmailing the nation's banks...he decided to purge Chrysler and GM of their management, and the Government{taxpayers} became majority stockholders of the 2 bankrupted auto makers....Way to Go Barack!-you tool...

My annual mushroom hunt hit a snag....set to go to Mesick when my District games were over, I got a call from Rick and the boys telling me that our usual spot had been overrun by "bugs and worms"...they headed a couple hours north, I headed back to Celina. Turns out they found a great spot by Boyne Falls, and that is where we plan on making the trek next May.....

I hit post #500 on Blogger, and the weather would remain cool...not only for May, but for most of the summer...Global Warming? I think not....

June____
June saw the passing of my friend and NCOIC of Law Enforcement from Nha Trang AB, Vietnam, Phil Lange...before he passed away Phil and his son Paul, made a gift to me of flags, patches, and badges from our days in Vietnam, and paid for my Life Membership in the Vietnam Security Police Association as a gift of friendship....Phil's wife of many years would pass away a short time later, joining her husband in God's hands....

In addition to the loss of Phil, another old Sky Cop, Larry Dotson, who survived the Prison uprising at Lucusville a couple of decades ago, passed away in early June....Larry missed our mini-reunion in January due to illness, and never regained his health...

We finally had the century old maple tree cut down at mom's house...the worry of it falling over on her or the neighbor's place was too much of a risk....

On the national news, Obama went on another Islamic Butt Kissing tour to Egypt and the Middle East...proving once again, that his slobbering love affair with radical Islam knew no bounds....He is indeed an apologist and coward, to top even Jimmy Carter{which I never thought possible}.

I would spend much of the remainder of the summer painting the house, and we would have the gutters and the 86 year old concrete roof shingles replaced....those stories and photos next on the Review of 2009....

Back Later>>>>

Photos-Air/Security Police Badge, much like the one I wore during my 4 year stint.../I framed the badge, crossed pistol patches, and South Vietnam Flag, that were included in the collection that Phil Lange sent me before his death../Working the plate at Minster...I would be voted to State for the first time...and came away with both Regional and District Assignments in 2009.../Phil Lange, Captain Bailey, and Lt. Wright outside of Bailey's Speakeasy, the Air Force Sky Cop bar, movie, and eatery hangout at Nha Trang in the summer of 1969.




















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