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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. 1 minute ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

    I always got a kick out of demonstrators and others referring to "white" as vanillas.  Almost all of the vanilla I've ever seen is a medium-dark brown.



    Likely the only thing they know about vanilla is ice cream.  And that is my go to ice cream.   Great by itself and lends itself to flavorings, from fresh fruit,  to jellies and jams, to Tang, to chocolate drink mix.  Or put a scoop into your coffee.

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  2. 11 minutes ago, Smuteye John SASS#24774 said:

    The perpetuating by the media of the dumb, inbred barbarians in the South stereotype has been going on longer than the US has existed.


    I wouldn't go quite that far with it, but for 150 years, at least.  We see the stereotype in movies, cartoons, and other media.   On thing I have noticed in attitudes - in the North, in general, everything is fenced.  Videos I've seen show fenced yards, fenced lots, etc.  Videos from the Southern regions, on the other hand, seem to show few fences.  One yard runs somewhat smoothly into the next.  
    I once heard someone attribute the difference in attitudes and lifestyle of north and south as northern English roots vs. a more Celtic, Irish and Scots, culture of the South.  

  3. 5 minutes ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

    They don’t sound very Southern to me.



    Well, two are supposed to be Californians.


    And, that brings up:


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  4. Thanks for the update, Doc.  I had suspected as much when he signed off but wasn't going to say it.  He and Carol have had, it seems, a good life together, and a long one.  But, at some point the paths must diverge.  I pray for an easy passing of Carol and strength and comfort for Bob.


    O Almighty God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we pray to You for Your servant Carol whose sickness is bringing her to the end of her earthly life. You are the God whose only-begotten Son taught us that not even the smallest sparrow can fall without Your knowledge, and that You hold all creation in Your merciful arms. Look upon Your servant Carol and allow this illness to be for the death only of those things which are the result of evil and sin. Let her thoughts be quieted with the peace and confidence of her final deliverance into the fullness of Your love. Keep her soul and body pure, and sanctify them during the timeshe remains among us, that on the last day she may be raised up with all Your saints to live with You in neverending glory. For to You belong praise and worship, to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

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  5. 30 minutes ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

    What’s that mean? ^^^^


    That is a work of art. I imagine that took a LOT of work. Thanks Joe. :)





    Dang!  You don't know either?   You really let me down!  :D


    I suspect that the person I borrowed it from had also done a  cut and paste, but did an edit on the text and didn't redact all of a comment about keeping the chain going. 

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  6. Another FB find.



    Between the fields where the flag is planted, there are 9+ miles of flower fields that go all the way to the ocean. The flowers are grown   by seed companies. It's a beautiful place, close to Vandenberg AFB.                                 

    Check out the dimensions of the flag. The Floral Flag is 740 feet long  and 390 feet wide and maintains the proper Flag dimensions, as described in Executive Order #10834.

    This Flag is 6.65 acres and is  the first Floral Flag to be planted with 5 pointed Stars, comprised of White   Larkspur. Each Star is 24 feet in diameter, each Stripe is 30 feet wide.                                           

    This Flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants   with 4-5 flower stems each, for a total of more than 2 million flowers.

    For our soldiers.... Please don't break it







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  7. The worst argument Lisa and I had was about church.   Not going,  but parts of the service. 


    We had gotten home and bedded down after a Liturgy of the Presanctifed Gifts (look it up).  She asked,  "What is happening in the Altar during the Kathisma?" (a set of Psalms) "Kathisma?   What Kathisma?"  She looked at me like I was an idiot.   "What do you mean, "What Kathisma?"  You know,  when we sing (sings a few verses)."  "Oh!  You mean the Antifons!"  "No, the Kathisma."  "There is no Kathima!"  Back and forth a few times,  each convinced that the other is being intentionally dense.  Finally I go get a service book,  she gets a choir binder.  My book calls it Antifon, choir calls the same part Kathisma.  We were both right and both wrong.   We were amazed at how quickly we got irked at each other.   We still laugh about it almost 30 years later.

  8. :FlagAm:WWII uncovered: The "Weary Warrior": The Man Behind the Famous Photo

    During World War II this photograph taken by W. Eugene Smith entitled the “Weary Warrior” circulated throughout Florida and the United States as a representation of the Marines fighting in the Pacific Theater. On July 8, 1944 Smith captured this famous image during the fighting on Saipan. Saipan was declared secure the next day and the photo hit the press. Identified as Thomas Ellis from St Petersburg Florida, this famous photo became a representation of the US Marine. (The First Battalion, 24th Marines Web Archive 1-24thmarines.com)

    Private First Class Thomas Ellis Underwood, of St Petersburg Florida, registered for service with the Marine Corps on October 22, 1942. Thomas was 20 years old. He served with Company B, First Battalion, 24th Marines, Fourth Marine Division. Thomas saw his first action on the island of Namur.

    "Underwood was examined for promotion and re-graded with the MOS of 653 (squad leader) at Camp Maui on 1 April 1944. Corporal Underwood made his third combat landing on the island of Tinian. Fighting for this island lasted just over a week. Underwood and Baker Company were then sent to Iwo Jima. During the intense fighting on D plus 13 Corporal Underwood was fatally wounded on March 4, 1945." (The First Battalion, 24th Marines Web Archive 1-24thmarines.com)

    Corporal Thomas Ellis Underwood was 22 years old. He lies in rest at the Sunnyside Cemetery in St Petersburg Florida. Lest We Forget. 

    Colorization compliments of Johnny Sirlande of Historic Photo Restored in Color. To view more of his work visit: https://www.facebook.com/hprcolor

    #ww2uncovered #greatestgeneration #usmc #worldwar2 #worldwartwo #WorldWarII #ww2history #semperfi #SemperFidelis #honorthefallen #wwiihistory #WWIIveteran #Salute #SaluteAndRespect #marines #WWII #pacifictheater #ww2 #ww2veteran #honor #usmilitary #honorveterans #usmarines 

    Original description sourced by The First Battalion, 24th Marines Web Archive 1-24thmarines.com and ancestry.com. Photo sourced by Historic Photo Restored in Color (used with permission of the artist) Original photographer W. Eugene Smith.



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  9. 1 hour ago, Badger Mountain Charlie SASS #43172 said:



    It strikes me as a Depression Era recipe.   From my reading of old cookbooks aspics were common,  and even popular,  until around the 1960s.  So maybe it was something kinda fancy to take to potlucks without breaking the bank.


    I've never been a fan of them.   


    What I don't get is the almost violent dislike of cottage cheese.

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    However, in 1954 Hastings "Pug" Ismay related an anecdote to publisher Rupert Hart-Davis; when Churchill and Ismay were

    travelling together in a car, in which Winston rehearsed the speech he was to give in the House of Commons on 20 August 1940 after the Battle of Britain. When he came to the famous sentence, "Never in the history of mankind have so many owed so much to so few", Ismay said "What about Jesus and his disciples?" "Good old Pug," said Winston, who immediately changed the wording to "Never in the field of human conflict...".[

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