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The FReeper Foxhole - A Journal by Foxhole FRiend & Re-enactor Lee Heggy (1 of 3)- Sep. 28th, 2005
Lee's excellent adventures | September 28th, 2005 | Lee Heggy

Posted on 09/27/2005 10:28:13 PM PDT by snippy_about_it



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Aug 15, 2005 The Athens Event.


Note: This wonderful journal shared with us from Lee Heggy will be covered over a three day period. Please read and enjoy as Lee travels to Athens Missouri for one of his many re-enacting engagements. Thank you so much Lee for being part of our Foxhole family and sharing your tales with us.




There is re-enacting

and then there is something different. The public part of what goes on at these events is usually quite straight-forward. It is meant to be fun and educational, as well as profitable for the local historical societies and the various vendors and crafters. The public watches a recreation of an actual event that may last an hour or two. They have a few hotdogs buy a rag rug or something from a crafter then get in their air-conditioned automobiles and go home. The participants in the event are there for as long as three or four days and they stay in character living in the 19th century. In that respect this little deal wasn't out of the ordinary, but I get ahead of myself...

Carl, the red-haired, mutton-chopped banjo player of our group picked me up on Friday morning and we set off for Athens, Missouri. We coursed north of the Missouri River taking state highways through little towns and enjoying the glorious country all around. The day was cool and clear. Whenever we saw something of interest or that had the possibility of being interesting, we would stop and take a look.

America has become a gigantic yard sale in the rural places that were once more densely populated. I've noticed over the last few years that many of the old farmsteads are now uninhabited or that the folks who live on the land have abandoned the old farmhouse in favor of a doublewide. With the cost of repair to an old structure, I can certainly understand the issue of having the modern comfort of an economical substitute over the old drafty and leaky house from 1910 or older. Still though it's kind of sad to see the old places falling down to ruin sitting next to a shiny new metal barn building and prefab home of no distinct character. I grew up in a stone house that had been built by hand to last a hundred years, and it almost did. I have great empathy for these old places where people lived, loved, struggled and died for generations.

We drove for about six hours and finally made it to Keokuk Iowa. There we provisioned ourselves with dried fruit, granola and other sundry items. We also looked for a place to have a drink and found this tiny little bar on a side street. The air conditioner above the door was dripping water on the threshold and the neon Coors light was flickering in the small dark window. "Perfect!" exclaimed Carl as he hopped out of his truck. After being baptized at the door, we entered. Until my eyes adjusted, all I could see was an expanse of dark shiny bar surface and the glimmer of a jukebox off to the left.

We pulled out a couple of ancient bar stools and sat down waiting for the bar tendress to notice us. She was busy talking about her dyspepsia or something to an elderly gent in overhauls, sporting a John Deere cap that looked as though it had been dipped in 30-weight oil. She straightened up, turned to us and inquired as to what we wished - all the time flashing a grin that revealed her distrust of dentistry and her fondness for liberally applied fire engine red lipstick.

I told her, "Well Paula, we'd like to have a drink or two." (I knew her name since it was emblazoned across her more than ample bosom in script letters fashioned from those sparkly things that are applied with that stapling device that was popular several decades ago with the fashion challenged.)

"Beer or something stronger?"

I asked her if they had any scotch. She looked a bit puzzled and then took a flashlight and checked the stocks below the bar. "Is this th stuff?' she asked holding up a dusty bottle of Dewars.

"Yep" I replied. She seemed relieved by that. Then she took a magic marker and marked the level on the bottle, sat it down in front of me and went to find a shot glass. I had a bottle of water with me so I didn't worry her with finding a second glass. With a deft flip of her wrist, she slid the glass down the bar stopping right in front of me. Running my finger on the rim I discovered a small chip so I turned it away from my lips.

Giving her a questioning look she winked and said, "Hep yourself honey." Then she tended to Carl who just asked for a beer since he was driving. He also asked if there was a good place to get a bite to eat nearby. She said that there was burger places out on the highway and a Chinese place down on the main drag. Then she gestured towards the end of the bar. On a platter was a huge hunk of what could only have been government cheese surrounded with a pile of saltines.

I've known Carl to eat almost anything, and he probably would have taken the dare, but on closer inspection he would have had to arm-wrestle the hulk wearing camos cutting chunks off and eating from his knife. It was a rather large knife at that. We hadn't even noticed him till now and his glances at us made me nervous. He could keep the cheese, thank you.

I had a couple of shots and asked how much and she said, " Well, we don't sell much of that stuff you been having...I reckon three dollahs for that and a dollah-fifty fo the beer will do." With that we left a generous tip, and avoiding eye contact with the regulars, made our exit to the strains of Hank Snow singing "Daddy, Whats a Train?"

On the way out I noticed they still had their Christmas decorations up and the tiny lights were on but most of them were burnt out. Once outside in the daylight I looked to see what the name of the joint was we had just been in. Inexpertly painted on the bricks above the leaking air conditioner was 'THE TEE PEE LOUNGE--OCCUPANCY 45'. My kind of bar....

Next. Kahoka Missouri and on to Athens... and 1861




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Kahoka Missouri and on to Athens... and 1861



It was about August 10 2005, 1:36 PM

three o'clock when we left the delights of Keokuk and headed north towards our destination. Cahoka was the only town left between us and Athens. We decided to see if we could find any liquid refreshment for the weekend. Cahoka was probably once a busy little burg but by 2005 it had fallen upon hard times. The residents that were about seemed almost furtive. The place had a 'Grapes of Wrath' feel to it. There was a Casey's General Store, which appeared to be the only business still operating. We gassed up, and upon inspecting the goods available, we agreed to try to find some other establishment.

It only takes about ten minutes to see the entire town, or what's left of it, and there didn't appear to be any place other than the afore-mentioned Casey's to buy what we wished. Carl began to drive back to that place when I noticed an abandoned gas station with several yellow bug lights on above the door, which was open. I pointed this out to Carl. He looked and said, "That be the place.". Carl often makes such predictions and he's usually wrong but in this case he was spot on. I hopped out and went in.

If the TEE PEE LOUNGE wasn't exactly what most people would call a 'bar' then this nondescript establishment was most certainly not what anyone would call a 'party shop'. The dimly lit interior was crammed full of odd boxes and parts of machinery. The proprietor was standing proudly behind a length of plywood resting on top of a couple of 55 gallon oil barrels. I saw no cash register. He was either wearing some sort of coveralls or perhaps some very dirty pajamas. He had a kitchen match between his lips. When he opened his mouth to speak he first spat out a stream of tobacco juice into an old coffee can. "Whutcha need young feller?" He inquired. I asked him if he had a pint of scotch.

"'Nawsuh, I has it in quarts an gallons only," he replied. Then he pointed behind me. There, next to a stack of old tires were cases of all sorts of liquor - some opened and some unopened.

I fished out a quart of 'Old Cluney'. As I did so I noticed next to the whiskey were cases of ammunition - all calibers and in quantity, clear up to the ceiling. I took my bottle to the owner and paid him eight dollars for the quart, which was a bargain even if Old Cluney is not much better than paint remover. I noticed a sign in crayola tacked to the frame of a door that said 'Bait" with an arrow pointing into the dark depths of whatever lay beyond. I could hear an air pump that must be in the 'minner' tank rumbling in the darkness.

As I turned to leave the owner held up a open cigar box an offered me a smoke. On the lid of the cigar box was written in the same color crayola, 'Cigarets-5 cents each'. I took one and thanked him. He cheerily told me to "Come back anytime ya heer!"

Carl was in a state of disbelief when I described what I'd just seen. He said, "We'll be back alright. Bubba's Booze, Bullets, Bait and Butts. Ya can't go wrong at Bubba's."

Then we headed to Athens. (to be continued on tomorrow's thread)



1 posted on 09/27/2005 10:28:18 PM PDT by snippy_about_it
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2 posted on 09/27/2005 10:30:27 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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Hey Lee, now you're published!


3 posted on 09/27/2005 10:31:38 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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Bubba's Booze, Bullets, Bait and Butts.

I certainly do live in the wrong part of the country.

4 posted on 09/27/2005 10:33:53 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Don't get stuck on stupid now, reporters)
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5 posted on 09/27/2005 10:40:19 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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I certainly do live in the wrong part of the country.

LOL. Look what we're missin'.

6 posted on 09/27/2005 10:42:11 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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Good Job Snippy.

Thanks Lee for letting us share your journal with the Foxhole. :-)


7 posted on 09/27/2005 11:28:50 PM PDT by SAMWolf (Red ship crashes into blue ship - sailors marooned .... Film at 11.)
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That piece is well written. Ain't lyin'. Makes me want to move to Cahoka, Missoura.

That old boy's place sure beats Walmart.
8 posted on 09/28/2005 2:04:11 AM PDT by Iris7 ("Let me go to the house of the Father." Last words of His Holiness John Paul II)
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9 posted on 09/28/2005 3:01:45 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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Good Morning Bump for the Freeper Foxhole

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Regards

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10 posted on 09/28/2005 3:56:09 AM PDT by alfa6
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Good morning Snippy, Sam and every one.


11 posted on 09/28/2005 4:34:44 AM PDT by GailA (Glory be to GOD and his only son Jesus.)
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Good morning ladies. Flag-o-LuftSpankenTruppen-oGram.


From left to right, Staff Sgt. Josie E. Harshe, flight engineer; Capt. Anita T. Mack, navigator; 1st Lt. Siobhan Couturier, pilot; Capt. Carol J. Mitchell, aircraft commander; and loadmasters Tech. Sgt. Sigrid M. Carrero-Perez and Senior Airman Ci Ci Alonzo, pause in the cargo bay of their C-130 for a group photo following their historic flight. U.S. Air Force photo

First All-female Crew Flies Combat Mission

12 posted on 09/28/2005 5:00:10 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (See my book, "Percussive Maintenance For Dummies")
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Merning everyone!
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13 posted on 09/28/2005 6:07:54 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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September 28, 2005

Marching Into A Closet

Read:
Titus 1:5-16

A bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God. —Titus 1:7

Bible In One Year: Daniel 7-9

cover Author and pastor Stuart Briscoe writes about a funeral for a war veteran in which the man's military buddies had a role in the service. The friends requested that the minister lead them to the casket for a moment of silence. They would then follow the pastor out a side door.

The plan was carried out with military precision—until the minister marched them into a broom closet. The soldiers had to make an awkward retreat.

That pastor made an honest mistake, but it illustrates that leaders must know where they are going. As go the leaders, so go the followers.

The apostle Paul left Titus on the island of Crete to establish a witness for Jesus Christ. Titus was to appoint leaders for the growing band of believers. Except for preaching the gospel, nothing Titus did for the Christians on Crete was more important than finding the right leadership for them.

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14 posted on 09/28/2005 6:09:03 AM PDT by The Mayor ( Pray as if everything depends on God; work as if everything depends on you.)
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Dear Sam and Snippy, thank you so much! If words could blush...My journal is actually a series of observations. Short little scribbles that jog my memory later when I'm putting it down as a narrative. It takes me a while to parse it out with correct syntax and grammar and like most things there is always something to edit or change every time I read it. This little story is fairly well fleshed out and all the characters and events are as happened. My style of writing is similar to several other Missouri writers such as Vance Randolph and Jack Conroy. It's like painting a picture with words. I hope that those who read this piece will get a glimpse of the mid-west as seen through the eyes of a native son. Call us 'pukes' or 'slop-bucket dutch', it doesn't matter. I'm still proud to be a Missourian.


15 posted on 09/28/2005 6:44:37 AM PDT by Leg Olam ("The difference between Missouri and Kansas is like that of lightning to a lightning bug." M.Twain)
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That piece is well written. Ain't lyin'.

I agree! It was fun reading it wasn't it...and it isn't over yet, two more days. This kind of story tellin' is informative and entertaining.Good job Lee.

By the way, I'm sure Lee will read all the comments but I must say I forgot to add that a while back Lee had us change his freep name to add a 123 at the back of his name "Lee Heggy 123". I think he's forgotten his password for just "Lee Heggy". Don't you hate when that happens.

Stay tuned, this is one interesting journal.

16 posted on 09/28/2005 7:02:22 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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Nice read . . . thanks . . . brings back fond memories of livin' in Dixie.


17 posted on 09/28/2005 7:31:24 AM PDT by w_over_w (If I'm in business for myself . . . can I deduct money I throw into a wishing well?)
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Well boy howdy, look who dropped in. ;-)


18 posted on 09/28/2005 7:32:21 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it

Almost forgot . . . XOXOX!


19 posted on 09/28/2005 7:52:41 AM PDT by w_over_w (If I'm in business for myself . . . can I deduct money I throw into a wishing well?)
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To: snippy_about_it

On This Day In History


Birthdates which occurred on September 28:
0551BC Confucius (as celebrated in Taiwan)
0106BC Pompey (Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus) Rome, warrior
1785 David Walker Wilmington NC, a black born free
1820 Fredrich Engels, socialist who collaborated with Karl Marx on The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital.
1824 Francis Turner Palgrave Eng, poet (Golden Treasury)/prof (Oxford)
1839 Frances Willard founded Women's Christian Temperance Union
1849 Dudley Allen Sargent US, physician/educator (Harvard U gymnasium)
1852 Henri Moissan France, chemist; isolated fluorine (Nobel 1906)
1856 Edward Thompson US archeologist who explored Mayan ruins
1856 Kate Douglas Wiggins author (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)
1880 Ralph Edward Flanders Barnet VT, (Sen-VT)
1882 Jack Fournier 2nd baseman (1917-18 NY Yankees)
1885 Wilbur 'Lefty' Good pitcher (NY Yankees, 1905)
1887 Avery Brundage AAU & International Olympic Committee president
1901 William S Paley founder & chairman (CBS)
1902 Ed Sullivan TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show)
1905 Max Schmeling Germany, world heavyweight boxing champ (1930-32)
1905 William Northam Austria, yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1964)
1907 Glen (Turk) Edwards NFL tackle (Boston/Washington Redskins)
1907 Heikki Savolainen Finland, pommel horse gymnast (Olympic-gold-1948)
1909 Al Capp(Alfred Gerald Caplin) New Haven Ct, cartoonist (Li'l Abner)
1913 Alice Marble tennis player (US Open 1936, 1938-40)
1913 Vivian Fine Chicago Ill, composer (Women in the Garden)
1916 Peter Finch actor (Network, Windom's Way, Raid on Entebbe)
1917 Michael Somes England, ballet dancer (Royal Ballet in London)
1919 Thomas Harmon football player/sportscaster (Heisman winner)
1923 William Windom NYC, actor (Farmer's Daughter, Murder She Wrote)
1924 Marcello Mastroianni actor (8«, La Dolce Vita)
1925 Arnold Stang Mass, comedian/actor (Broadside, Milton Berle, Top Cat)
1925 Seymour Cray inventor (Cray I computer)
1926 Jerry Clower Amite County Miss, country comedian (Nashville on Road)
1933 Madeleine M Kunin Switzerland (Gov-D-Vt), 1st Jewish gov of Vermont
1934 Brigitte Bardot Paris France, sex kitten (And God Created Women)
1938 Ben E King NC, singer (Stand by Me)
1940 Alexander S Ivanchenkov cosmonaut (Soyuz 29, T-6)
1941 Charley Taylor NFL wide receiver/running back (Wash Redskin)
1943 Gertrud "Traudl" Hecher Austria, downhill skier (Olympic-bronze-1960)
1943 Joel Higgins Bloomington Ill, actor (Salvage 1, Silver Spoons)
1946 Herbert Jefferson Jr Jersey City NJ, actor (Battlestar Galactica)
1948 Helen Shapiro London England, rocker (Straighten Up)
1948 Marielle Goitschel France, slalom (Olympic-gold-1968)
1948 Phil Hartman comedian (SNL)
1952 Sylvia Kristel Holland, actress (Emmanuelle, Priv School for Girls)
1954 Steve Largent wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
1958 Lory Del Santo Verona Italy, (Miss Italy-1980)
1961 Anne White Charleston WV, tennis (Wore spandex in '85 Wimbledon)
1962 Luis Enrique spanish singer (Luces del Alma)
1967 Moon Unit Zappa rocker (Valley Girl), Frank's daughter
1968 Carr‚ Otis SF Calif, actress (Wild Orchid)



Deaths which occurred on September 28:
0929 Wenceslaus I, duke of Bohemia, murdered
1833 Lemuel Haynes Revolutionary War veteran, dies at 88
1891 Herman Melville, writer (Billy Budd, Moby Dick), dies at 72
1895 Louis Pasteur, French bacteriologist (Pasteurization), dies at 72
1902 Emile Zola, French writer (Nana/Germinal/J'accuse), dies at 62
1953 Edwin P Hubble astronomer, designer of telescopes, dies at 63
1954 Bert Lytell actor (Henry-One Man's Family), dies at 69
1957 Albert Ascoli Italian developed anti-tuberculosis vaccine, dies
1964 Harpo Marx comedian (Marx Bros), dies at 75
1966 Eric Fleming actor (Gil-Rawhide), dies at 41
1970 Nasser Egyptian Pres, dies of a heart attack at 52 1973 Norma Crane actress (Rayola-Mr Peepers), dies at 42
1975 Sidney Fields comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 77
1978 Pope John Paul I 65-yr-old found dead, after only 33 days as Pope
1979 Jimmy McCulloch guitarist of Wings, dies at 26
1982 Larry Breeding (Who's Watching the Kids?), dies on 36th birthday
1982 Mabel Albertson actress, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 81
1987 Mehdi Hashemi, Iranian aid of Ayatollah Khomeini, shot for treason.
1989 Ferdinand Marcos deposed president of Phillipines, dies
1991 Miles Davis jazz musician, dies at 65 from pneumonia
1993 Peter De Vries, novelist, essayist (New Yorker), dies at 83
1994 Harry Saltzman, producer (Dr No, Nijinski), dies at 78
2000 Former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau died in Montreal at age 80.
2003 Elia Kazan (b.1909), Anatolian-Greek-born writer, film and stage director, died. His films included "On the Waterfront" (1954) and "A Streetcar Named Desire"


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UK Gunner David Lawrence Basra (SW of) - Basrah Hostile - hostile fire
UK Corporal Marc "Spud" Taylor Basra (SW of) - Basrah Hostile - hostile fire
US Sergeant Tyler D. Prewitt Landstuhl Reg. Med. Ctr. Hostile - hostile fire - RPG attack


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On this day...
0048BC On landing in Egypt, Pompey is murdered on the orders of Ptolemy
0855 The Emperor Lothar dies in Gaul, and his kingdom is divided between his three sons.
1066 William the Conqueror lands in England
1106 King Henry I of England defeats his brother Robert Curthose of Normandy at the Battle of Tinchebrai and reunited England and Normandy. Robert remained a prisoner until he died in 1134. (Mom always liked you best.)
1238 James of Aragon retakes Valencia, Spain, from the Moors.
1542 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay
1678 "Pilgrim's Progress" by John Bunyan (b.1628) was published
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie becomes "king" of Scotland
1745 "God Save the King" was sung.
1787 Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval
1829 Walker's Appeal, racial antislavery pamphlet, published in Boston
1850 Flogging in US Navy & on merchant vessels abolished
1858 Donati's comet becomes the 1st to be photographed
1864 Battle of Fort Harrison Va. (Chaffin's Farm New Market Heights).
1867 Toronto becomes the capital of Ontario
1868 Battle of Alcolea, causes Queen Isabella 2 of Spain to flee to France
1868 Opelousas Massacre at St Landry Parish Louisiana (200 blacks killed)
1874 Colonel Ronald Mackenzie raids a war camp of Comanche and Kiowa at the Battle of Palo Duro Canyon, Texas, slaughtering 2,000 of their horses.
1879 Sydney Australia innaugurates steam motor tram route
1904 Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC
1906 US troops reoccupy Cuba, stay until 1909
1912 "Kiche Maru" sinks off Japan, killing 1,000
1914 German forces move into Antwerp Belgium (WW I)
1919 Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1
1920 8 White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal)
1922 Mussolini marches on Rome
1923 Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4
1924 2 US Army planes end around-world flight, Seattle to Seattle, 57 stops
1928 Juan de la Cierva makes 1st helicopter flight over English Channel
1928 Yanks clinch pennant #6
1928 Prussia forbids speech by Adolf Hitler
1930 Lou Gehrig's errorless streak ends at 885 consecutive games
1936 Brooklyn & Boston play a penalty free NFL game
1937 FDR dedicates Bonneville Dam on Columbia River (Oregon)
1939 Soviet-German treaty agree on 4th partition of Poland (WW II) & gives Lithuania to the USSR
1940 Michigan's Tom Harmon runs 72, 86 & 94 yard touchdowns
1941 Phillies lose club record 111th game
1941 Ted Williams assures his .400 avg on last day with 6 hits
1942 NY Americans NHL team folded
1944 Retreating Nazi troops, under SS-major Reder killed some 1,000 women, children and elderly at Marzabotto Italy, while allegedly pursuing resistance fighters.
1944 1st TV Musical comedy (The Boys from Boise)
1944 Battle of Arnhem, Germans defeat British airborne in Netherlands
1948 WBAP-TV, (NBC affiliate) Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
1951 Norm Van Brocklin of the Rams passes for NFL-record 554 yards
1953 "Bob & Ray Show," TV Variety; last air on NBC
1958 Guinea votes for independence from France
1959 Explorer VI reveals an intense radiation belt around the Earth
1960 Ted Williams hits his final homer #521
1961 Syria withdraws from United Arab Republic
1961 USN Comdr Forrest S Petersen takes X-15 to 30,720 m
1963 Giuseppe Cantarella roller-skates a record 41.5 kph for 440 yds
1963 Italy's Giuseppe Camtarella skates a record 25.78 MPH
1964 Australia beats US in 1st clay court Davis Cup
1965 Jack McKay in X-15 reaches 90 km
1965 Lava flows kill at least 350 (Taal Phillipines)(And where was George Bush?)
1967 Walter Washington elected 1st mayor of Washington, DC
1968 Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr
1968 Atlanta Chiefs beat San Diego Toros 3-0 for NASL championship
1968 Beatles' "Hey Jude," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
1969 Joe Kapp (Minn Vikings) passes for 7 touchdowns vs Balt Colts (52-14)
1970 Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Aust) in 22nd America's Cup
1972 Japan & Communist China agree to re-establish diplomatic relations
1974 1st lady Betty Ford undergoes a radical mastectomy
1974 Calif Angel Nolan Ryan 3rd no-hitter beats Minn Twin, 4-0
1974 John Lennon appears as guest dj on WNEW-FM (NYC)
1975 Oakland A's Vida Blue, Glenn Abbott, Paul Linblad & Rollie Fingers, no-hit Calif Angels 5-0
1976 Muhammad Ali retains heavyweight boxing championship in a close 15-round decision over Ken Norton at Yankee Stadium
1978 Israeli Knesset endorses Camp David accord
1979 Larry Holmes (retain championship) KOs Earnie Shavers in 11 rounds
1980 Jaromir Wagner is 1st to fly the Atlantic standing on the wing
1981 Joseph Paul Franklin, avowed racist, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing 2 black joggers in Salt Lake City
1982 1st reports appear of death from cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules
1982 NASA launches Intelsat V
1986 Record 23,000 start in a marathon (Mexico City)
1988 Bronx Museum for the Arts opens
1988 LA Dodger Orel Hershiser sets record for consecutive scoreless inns
1990 Marvin Gaye gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame
1991 NY Yankees set record of 75 games without a complete pitched game
1991 The quotable Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry was sentenced to six months in prison for possession of crack
1997 Newscaster David Brinkley, 74, retires after 54 years in broadcasting
2000 FDA approves French abortion pill (death pill), RU-486
2001 Small groups of US and British special forces enter Afghanistan (Knock Knock. Anyone home?)
2001 Afghan Taliban leader Mohammed Omar told a 9-member Pakistani delegation that the Taliban would be willing to fight to the death to protect Osama bin Laden from US military forces. (OK. It's God's job to
forgive him; it's our job to arrange the meeting.).
2004 US Treasury issues a new $50 bill with touches of red, blue and yellow
2004 Saudi Arabia's highest religious authority issued an edict barring the use of cell phones with built-in cameras, blaming them for "spreading obscenity."



Holidays
Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

California : Cabrillo Day discovery of Calif (1542)
Guinea : Referendum Day (1958)
Kiwanis : Kiwanis Kid Day
Libya : Shawwal 14
Republic of China (Taiwan) : Confucius' Birthday/Teachers' Day
US : Gold Star Mother's Day (Last Sunday in September) (Sunday)
US : Good Neighbor Day
US : American Indian Day (4th Friday in September) (1916) (Friday)
Feast of Themis (Ancient Greek Titaness who personified the Law which regulates both the physical and moral order).
US : Teacher's Day.
National Chicken Month


Religious Observances
RC : Memorial of St Wenceslas, duke, patron of Bohemia, martyr (opt)
Christian-Mexico : Feast of San Miguel


Religious History
1704 A statute was enacted by the colony of Maryland, giving ministers the right to impose divorce on "unholy couples."
1774 Anglican clergyman and hymnwriter John Newton wrote in a letter: 'We are always equally in danger in ourselves and always equally safe under the shadow of His wings.'
1808 Andover Theological Seminary first opened in Massachusetts, under sponsorship of the Congregational Church.
1895 At a convention in Atlanta, three Baptist groups merged to form the National Baptist Convention. It is today the largest African-American denomination in America and the world.
1934 The first issue of "The Sword of the Lord" was published. Founded by Baptist evangelist John R. Rice, 39, it became the largest independent Christian weekly for years, and was recognized by liberals as the "voice of fundamentalism."

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.


People Seeing Red Over Pink Locker Room

Sep 28, 10:51 AM (ET)

By The Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The pink visitors' locker room at the University of Iowa's stadium is making some people see red.
Several professors and students joined the call Tuesday for the athletic department to do away with the pink showers, carpeting and lockers - a decades-long Hawkeye football tradition.

Critics say the use of pink demeans women, perpetuates offensive stereotypes about women and homosexuality, and puts the university in the uncomfortable position of tacitly supporting those messages.
"I want the locker room gone," law school professor Jill Gaulding told a university committee studying the athletic department's compliance with NCAA standards, including gender equity.

For decades, visiting football teams playing at Kinnick Stadium have dressed and showered in the pink locker room. The tradition was started by former Iowa coach Hayden Fry, a psychology major who said pink had a calming and passive effect on people.

But as part of the stadium's two-year, $88 million makeover, athletic officials took the former coach's interior decorating ideas to another level, splashing pink across the brick walls, shower floors and installing pink metal lockers, carpeting, sinks, showers and urinals.

The controversy gained momentum and media attention last week when a visiting law school professor told reporters she had received death threats after voicing objections on her Web site.




(SOME PEOPLE really need to get a life!)


Thought for the day :
"Young people should be helped, sheltered, ignored, and clubbed if necessary."
Al Capp


20 posted on 09/28/2005 8:33:18 AM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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To: w_over_w
Almost forgot...

Harumph! xoxoxo

21 posted on 09/28/2005 9:58:29 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it; Lee Heggy
Ya can't go wrong at Bubba's

!!!

22 posted on 09/28/2005 10:30:55 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (See my book, "Percussive Maintenance For Dummies")
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To: alfa6

Nice A-20. I like the drop tank!


23 posted on 09/28/2005 10:37:01 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (See my book, "Percussive Maintenance For Dummies")
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To: bentfeather

Hi miss Feather


24 posted on 09/28/2005 10:37:20 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (See my book, "Percussive Maintenance For Dummies")
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To: Valin; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor
1874 Colonel Ronald Mackenzie raids a war camp of Comanche and Kiowa at the Battle of Palo Duro Canyon, Texas, slaughtering 2,000 of their horses.

Welcome to the "Grand Canyon of Texas" !


25 posted on 09/28/2005 10:45:04 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (See my book, "Percussive Maintenance For Dummies")
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To: Professional Engineer
That's no A-20 it is a P2V Neptune

An A-20 Havoc

A P2V-5 Neptune

And that ain't a drop tank it's a J34 jet engine :-)

Regards

alfa6 ;.}

26 posted on 09/28/2005 11:01:34 AM PDT by alfa6
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To: alfa6

Ah, a dogone Swabbie plane.


27 posted on 09/28/2005 11:20:57 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (See my book, "Percussive Maintenance For Dummies")
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To: SAMWolf
Good Job Snippy.

Thanks Sam. It was one important thing to bring to the Foxhole, current yet historic and fun reading. Wait til you read the rest.

28 posted on 09/28/2005 1:24:03 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Actually, I believe the zoomies had one squadron of P2Vs during the little escapade in Vietnam. Only they were called SP-2H by then and were used in conjunction with a program called Igloo White.

All of that is off the top of my head will try to get confirmation later as I am off for another 12 hours of frivolity and fun. at least it is the last nite for the next two weeks plus :-)

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


29 posted on 09/28/2005 3:10:09 PM PDT by alfa6
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To: Professional Engineer

Can I be captured and detained by them?


30 posted on 09/28/2005 6:02:29 PM PDT by Darksheare (There is a Possum in the works.)
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To: Darksheare

Right after I get interrogated.


31 posted on 09/28/2005 8:20:09 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (See my book, "Percussive Maintenance For Dummies")
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To: Professional Engineer

*Snivel lip quiver, teary eye look*

Can we at least get captured and detained at the same time?


32 posted on 09/28/2005 8:43:16 PM PDT by Darksheare (There is a Possum in the works.)
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To: bentfeather

All together now...AAAAHHHHHH


33 posted on 09/28/2005 8:52:32 PM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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To: Professional Engineer
Thanks for the pik. That crew of spankentruppen can deliver my c-rats, er I mean MRE's, any ole time they want!
Hooah!
34 posted on 09/29/2005 11:37:05 AM PDT by colorado tanker (The People Have Spoken)
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