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Happy New Year!

Our 2016 began in a hotel room in Effingham, Illinois. After a wonderful couple of weeks back in Illinois and Wisconsin visiting family and friends for the Christmas holidays, we are now making our way back down to San Antonio, Texas, where Charley’s been parked out next to our friends’ shed since we left him …

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Lord Stanley’s Cup…

… once again comes to Chicago!  An unprecedented three times in six years!!!  Woo Hoo!!!!! So here we are in a campground about 30 miles from Crater Lake National Park.  Can’t get TV over the airwaves… too many trees.  Verizon service is, once again, nonexistent, which we’re getting used to by now in these remote areas.  We …

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Selma to Montgomery: The Voting Rights Fight Continues

A few days ago, March 25th, marked two things of note: 1) Fred’s 50-something birthday, and 2) the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama to protest the lack of voting rights in the south at the time.  In a recently published article in Fred’s hometown newspaper, The Town Crier, Fred …

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The Boys of Italy

Fred’s latest journalistic piece was recently in the Chenoa Town Crier.  In it, he recalls his time in Italy with his former shipmates.  They reunited for the first time in 35 years over this last New Years Eve. To read a copy, click here:  Boys of Italy

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