Category Archives: Personal history

New Image Discovered

Here is an old portrait of me when I was about 26. Living in Okinawa, married with 2 children. I was in the Army Intelligence Corp. Working as a photographer.

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In Memory of My Mother

Mom passed on 16 July 2014, at Age 92 I will try to write more later, but for now, I would like to present a few pictures that will bring back memories. Me with Mom standing next to trailer house … Continue reading

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My 32nd Grand Child

Anna Lucia Cardon I am slow at updating my blog lately. Hope to improve. Here are a few pictures I took of Anna who is my 32nd grandchild. As you can see she is getting cuter all the time, as … Continue reading

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Remembering My Grandfather Cardon

I had somewhat limited interaction with my Grandfather Cardon. I have often wondered why. It may be related to the fact that my Grandmother died before Dad married and thus was not there to invite and insist on visits from … Continue reading

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Okinawa Memories Part 4

Unit party I can’t remember what the occasion was, but the Colonel decided to have a unit party. He wanted it to be special and asked several members of the unit to get involved. Being in the 526th Intelligence Detachment … Continue reading

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Silly Man, Ladders Are for getting Down From High Places

  Accident in alaska While working as a carpenter in alaska I took a job, out of the union hall, on the new sewerage treatment plant.  It was the second or third season on construction and I was working on … Continue reading

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Some Political Thoughts

President Obama derisively said of rural Americans, “They cling to their guns and their religion.” I would put it another way “I cling to my rights and my faith.”

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Life in a Small School In Goldbar, Washington

with Memories of Anna May My older sister was almost three years older than me. While I  was young we played together quite a bit but as we got older she was into things that I wasn’t so we weren’t … Continue reading

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Some Baby Pictures

 

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On Duty In Okinawa As Unit Photographer

Hazardous Duty During my tour in Okinawa the Air Force had an accident with one of its B52 bombers. It was during the Vietnam War and they flew Bombing runs from Okinawa. The Accident was fairly minor but it scared … Continue reading

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Winter Crabbing

Don’t Count Your Crabs Before They’re Caught Just before Christmas Nate called me to ask if I was interested in bringing Sister Susie, our boat, up to Anacortes, where he lives so I could teach him to sail and we … Continue reading

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Life in Okinawa Part 3

While I was in Okinawa in the mid sixties it was still an occupied country. There was a civil administrator, an American, who ran the country. Most of the people were happy with this situation because they had freedom and … Continue reading

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Life in Okinawa Part 2

Okinawa Without Air Conditioning The climate in Okinawa is sub-tropical. Air conditioning was for officers who could afford it. During the summer we lived with a constant layer of sweat on our bodies because it was so humid that it … Continue reading

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Army Life in Okinawa Part 1

Home Life While I was in the Army I was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. I was an Army Private, when I first went there, but since I was in the intelligence Corps, I had the good fortune to get permission … Continue reading

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Giving Children What They Need

When my first child, Thatcher, was born, I was very interested in finding out what I could do to maximize his potential. I read books on education and early childhood development. There was a lot of talk about the idea … Continue reading

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