Monday, September 23, 2013

Back From Kokomo

Last Tuesday I headed out for the 31st annual Howard County{Kokomo} Vietnam Reunion....I was back early Friday before sunrise...complete with head cold and still drying out from the heavy rains that  poured down on the campgrounds overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning...more rain would come Friday into Saturday morning, but I would be long gone, opting to get soaked Friday night at Mt. Blanchard, Ohio, filling in on Mosier's crew, at Back judge, for the Burris at Riverdale Varsity Football Game....it rained throughout the evening.

By Saturday morning, things had cleared, and the JV football game at Wapak on that schools artificial turf was pretty easy...the rains however had cancelled the Fall baseball double header, and I managed to get some afternoon sleep time..much needed to say the least, as Hal, Lisa, and Grandson K-Man were coming Saturday evening.  We watched Kasyn as the couple had a birthday party to go to...they stayed overnight and headed out Sunday morning...I spent the rest of yesterday watching
both the Reds and Bengals win big games, then mowing out yard...Patricia, still saddled with a worse cold than mine, rested as well, but is back at school today, teaching.

Today I will mow mom's yard, let that go way to long.  Will also wait for the dryer repair guy, if the part has come in, talk about pain in the asses....no electric dryer, how will I survive?{insert eye roll} Freshman game here in Celina tonight, as the week recycles once again.

Blast from the Past.....

Most of the guys have a vest celebrating their Vietnam Service...I never could see spending the money on something I would wear but 2 or 3 times per year.  However, with the Buick sale last week, I figured I best come away with something I could remember, so I bit the bullet, and purchased a nice one at Kokomo from one of the big tent vendors....had some of my patches sewed on it, and will add move as time moves on.  Next time I wear that it will be in April of next Spring at Dayton.

There were plenty of Air Force Vietnam Security Police guys at Kokomo, the usual suspects from the "Boar's Nest", McCandless, Big Sam, Wayne DeZarn, Mike Tillman, who joined us for the first time, along with Bill Harris, home from a few weeks from Saigon.  Also the other guys that usually come down...Norris, John Langley, and Phil Savage.  A wet, but good time as usual....

Political BS.....

I go to great lengths to stay away from the news when I go to these events....by the time I got back, the world still had not changed...Obama, still the lying Son of a Bitch he always is, the GOP, still the gutless turds that is in the leaderships DNA, and the stinking Islamics still killing each other and anybody else that they can....

Sports.....

As we were finishing up our football game on Friday, the Reds were making a major comeback against the Pirates....coming back from 5-2 down in the 9th to tie and then win it in the 10th on a Joey Votto home run.  After a loss Saturday, they blasted Pittsburgh on Sunday, with the Cardinals loss, the Reds and Pirates both trail St. Louis by 2 games with 6 to go....still likely to meet each other in the Wild Card game, while St Louis has the schedule in their favor to win the Division.  Meanwhile in the AL, surprising Cleveland looks poised to pick up a Wild Card game spot as well.

Ohio State went to 4-0 preceding the Big Ten season by blasting Florida A&M 76-0...and the Bengals, hosting Green Bay, blew a 14-0 lead before coming back with a last fumble run back for a 34-30 win over the Packers to move to 2-1 and tie Baltimore atop the AFC North.

Back with more later in the week>>>>

Photos-Top{l to r} Wayne DeZarn, Sam Lewis, PRH, and Tom McCandless/Grandson Kasyn races past his mom, the dogs, and my camera lens in his Grandma's Silly Garden Shoes/The new leather vest...finally broke down an bought one that recognizers my Vietnam Service.

and more from Kokomo....

at the Boar's Nest, with Big Game Champion and Vietnam Sniper Butch Meninger, PRH "Sweetie Pie", Tom McCandless, Country Singer Ricky Lee{who performed on Saturday Night} and Big Sam...middle photo Big Sam Lewis, at 6' 6" is dwarfed in his even Bigger Lawn Chair, and bottom it's me, Saigon Bill Harris, who has lived in Vietnam for the past 27 years, and John Langley who lives in my old home town of Venice,  Florida, and is the guy that introduced me to the VSPA.


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