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Friday, November 11, 2011

BE PROUD, AMERICA....."LOCKHEED" AD.....SURPRISE DELIVERED THIS MORNING(Nov.14th).....FROM A DEAR FRIEND !!!!!!!!!! TODAY......11.11.11......BUT THIS WEEKEND BELONGS TO ALL VETERANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...........MY HEARTFELT THANKS TO ALL WHO SERVE US HERE AND WORLDWIDE.... NOW..........AND THOSE WHO HAVE PAST ON....THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN...WHO NOW ARE IN HARMS(Hell bent way) WAY...........A COUPLE OF IMAGES, AS MY TRIBUTE TO THOSE............

CHECK THIS "LOCKHEED"....AD...RECIEVED THIS MORNING....THAT GOES WITH THE EARLIER AD, POSTED FOR VETERAN'S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!
MY BOY....JIMMY GRAHAM...#80......TOUCH DOWN....AND THOSE BASKETBALL SKILLS.........BUT THE SAINT'S ARE WINNING BY A THREAD......"I COULD REALLY USE A WISH RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!





HERE IS MY SMALL TRIBUTE TO THE BRAVE........WHO SERVE US....NO MATTER WHERE ON EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I had a Question....What are Poppies...and the significance to Military????????????????.....Thank you Foggy for this Answer....!!!!!!
PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR ANSWER
  • Scarlet corn poppies grow naturally in disturbed earth throughout Western Europe
  • Only plant that grew in battle-scarred fields of Northern France and Flanders during WWI
  • Canadian doctor John McCrae wrote In Flanders fields the poppies blow / Between the crosses, row on row... in memory of fallen comrades
  • It inspired American secretary Moina Michael to sell poppies to raise funds for ex-soldiers
  • Poppy became US national emblem of remembrance in 1920, and 1921 in the UK





In the Image above.....are those dimensions, accurate????????????? compliments of "Flightaware"....I know Foggy had answered me with regard to above picture.....either way the picture is BAD ASS!!!!!!!!!!!



ANOTHER SPECIAL "THANK YOU" TO ALL THOSE CANADIAN FORCES, PAST, PRESENT, AND NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!
CANADA IS ALSO MY HOMELAND......AND I'M PROUD AS HELL!!!!


OUR MEN AND WOMAN HERE FROM MY COUNTRY...."I SALUTE YOU"!!!!!!!!!

ONE OFA MILLION DIFFERENT SYMBOLS OF THE FIGHT AND THE MOTIVATION TO RETURN HOME TO A SAFE AND FREE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BELOW....AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO THE "RED ARROWS"......


This Web Link Below....shows all the Formations of the Red Arrow's.....Unbelievable!!!!!!! PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO LOOK......


          http://www.sky-flash.com/reds9.htm

"REST IN PEACE" THOSE WHO HAVE LEFT US.....GOD SPEED TO THOSE WITH US....MY SADDNESS REMAINS......BUT "PRIDE" ABOUNDS !!!!!!!!



^J^

41 comments:

Craig R said...

Thanks for that Jules ..... ours is a debt that can never be repaid. All we can do is try our best to make the most of the wonderful life our vets help protect.

getjets said...

Ritchie...you are so Welcome.....!!!!!
and as I remember your sharing that your Father and GrandFather served....

yes to make the Most....of our livies.....and to HONOR THEM!!!!!!!!!!!
and esspecially, as well, those who have past on.......Surely their Time Served....was TRENCH WARFARE!!!

Giulia said...

Beautiful, Jules...thank you.

and well said, Craig. :)

Dave W said...

Hey GJ et al,

That first pic looks like the business end of a Rockwell B1 - I may be wrong, but when I was a kid I got a picture of it signed by the test pilot when they visited Farnborough air show many years ago!

My father was a submariner but never saw conflict thank goodness but where I live is popular with older people (I got let in early - honest!) and my neighbour served with the RFA supply ships and travelled with the Atlantic convoys being hunted by the wolf packs in WWII - I used to walk his dog and buy his whiskey in for him, we'd then have a glass and he would talk about his time not only on the ships but also in the desert!

He's gone now but I feel privelleged to have known him and I always make time to remember him (Cliff) on this day!

Peace and good wishes to all!

Dave (with a tear in his eye) from the UK

getjets said...

Your Welcome Giulia....!!!!

And I know I speak for all of us......along with our Gratitude here today!!!!!!!!!!

getjets said...

Dave W.....you have a signed picture of the same aircraft...the first on my post??????

I would love to see that pic...!!!!
do the diminsions look right to you here?????? I should google.....

Dave you say........ "got let in early"...honest!!!!!
seems there's more to that statement then letting on.....?????

I THANK your Father for his service!!!!!!!!!!!

doesn't matter if anyone saw Conflict......I cannot say I feel any different to any who
quote" SAW NO CONFLICT"unquote.........

I may be living in "LA LA" land, and I know the sacrifice of those who were killed in the line.....but if signed up....you are just as much my hero.....ya know..I mean that.....!!

shame that many feel that should qualify themselves because they never saw combat.....

"THERE ARE NO RED HEADED STEP- CHILDREN IN MILITARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(my opinion)
AND WHETHER BY LAND, SEA OR AIR....ALL MILITARY FORCES...!!!!

I THANK YOUR FRIEND, CLIFF, THOUGH GONE.....FOR HIS SERVICE....
NOTHING LIKE BLUES PLAYING IN THE BACKGROUND, WHISKEY BEING SHARED AND OLD STORIES...NO MATTER THE SUBJECT.....THEY WERE "HIS..STORY'S"

SO LOVELY DAVE FOR YOU TO SHARE THIS..I THANK YOU.....

MISS(PROUD)TWA

Foggy said...

Dave - B-1 or "BOne" is right on the money!

^J^ - are you still travelling? Thanks for posting this - helps us remember. I've just been on an old "Armourers" site - lot's of names on the "In Memorium" page I recognise - far too many. Lifting a (small) glass in their honour...

getjets said...

On a bit of a lighter note.....in reference to comments on Craig R's blog....Dave W...and Craig...my question...

What the heck are poppy's??????..
are those the little flower's...you can donate and recieve one...at times at stoplights..???????

Foggy said...

^J^, where Dave lives, most of the folks around-about's are somewhat advanced in years - Senior's, to you. Dave got let into the area ahead of time 'cos he his fit enough to do their shopping, put the trash out, etc...! And it don't cost 'em anything!!!! ;)

getjets said...

yes Foggy...still gonna travel next week....

My Toast(a little later)...and not so small a glass:))))))......to each name you do recognize!!!!!!

Gone but never forgotten....That, to me, is whats important...
I'm glad you liked this post.....!!!!!!!!!!!

That Dave W....another smart cookie...knowing what the aircraft I posted was....he's so crumby...LOL....
Foggy have a Great evening...and I will toast you as well this evening for your Service!!!!!!!
you are Not Gone...and never will be forgotten.....Mmmmmmm..now deal with it!!!!!!!!!!!

^J^

getjets said...

LOL Foggy.....about Dave W......
well, I don't know..about the senior statement....I've got several years on ole Dave W....

hey wait a minute......maybe he'll take my trash out.....and bring me a big surprise in a "bright purple Crown Royal" bag!!!!!.....

I'm a gonna bring it up at our next "Bored(i mean Board) of directors meeting here....LOL.....:))))))))


^J^

Foggy said...

^J^ - for the "Poppy" info, look here. The tradition started in the US!!!

Which countries wear poppies?

"The practice of wearing a poppy at this time of year is not solely a British one. Indeed, the adoption of the poppy had a very international birth.

In November 1918, a poem by Canadian military doctor John McCrae inspired American humanitarian Moina Michael to wear and distribute poppies in honour of fallen soldiers..."

getjets said...

I just hate that it took till today, for me to know the story of the Beautiful Poppies!!!!
I put a little from the web-site on my post here....:))))))

But I know now.....!!!!!!
Thanks bunches Foggy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

must be close to bedie bye for my Comrades accross the pond.....I'll keep watch....so Good Nite...

and it was so lovely spending Veteran's day with each of you!!!!!!

^J^

Foggy said...

Ah, I see the night-shift is in. See you tomorrow...

Foggy said...

P.S. you're very welcome, thank's for inviting us...

getjets said...

^J^

Giulia said...

Jules,

keeping watch? you should be resting up for your vacay...

...yes, poppies are beautiful, are they not?

I painted a big canvas of a poppy field and it hangs on my wall. This teach dabbles in art once in a while.

getjets said...

Hey there ~g~...yes the poppies are Beautiful....I would love to see your canvas painting of them!!!
flower so simple in appearance....yet so meaningful!!!!

yes, haven't done a thing to get ready for our trip.....my motto

"WHY MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF....IF YOU CAN MAKE IT HARD"

best part...I get more done....if I only have 5 minutes to do it....


GO SAINTS TOMORROW...!!!!!!!!

We play those Dirty Birds(atlanta falcons.).....we hate each other....yes that is a strong term.........I guarentee you there will be just as many "Who Dats" in the Georgia Dome as falcon fans......

After Katrina....many New Orleanian's relocated to Atlanta..but remain Saints fans to the death.....

Close proximity....not a good thing for them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DOWN WITH THE DIRTY BIRDS.....
and I have Faith....but

Dear Lord....please don't make me eat crow tomorrow evening....!!!

Gotta Go Now.......I have so much nothing to do...LOL

Craig R said...

Poppies are a big deal in Canada, Getjets. Vets sell them to raise money for a variety of programs that assist vets after they return home.

I have two that live in my truck year-round .... one for my Dad, and one for my Grandfather. They're pinned to the headliner near the rear view mirror. Every day I see them, and every day I feel thankful for the life I have.

Craig R said...

I might mention ... those poppies are synthetic! Real ones would be all wilted and gross by now. And lets face it, no one needs decomposing vegetable matter stuck to the roof of their vehicle.

Ewwwww.

getjets said...

Ritchie....Ewwwwwwwww is right!!!!!!

I've given donations in past and they gave out the red poppy flower's...I just never knew the connection...till yesterday....

you spin them around by the stem(synthetic ones).....and the pedals overlap....just a funny little thing I remember..spinning them by the stem....How silly is that!!!!

I wish still had those...:(((((

Lovely that yours are parked forever near you!!!!!!!

Safe trip in the new week....!!!!!

Giulia said...

ahem...Julie, stop procrastinating and get packing!

How many bikinis are you packing? (loved how you describe them to me)

xo

Dave W said...

You off on holiday soon?

Dave W said...

Oops, that posted early as I was testing to see if comments were working today - this blogger business can be a pain at times!!

So - off on hols Jules? Any chance you're planning a surprise visit to the Capt. Doug Appreciation Society (UK wing)? We are planning our second meeting at a local hostelry this Thursday! Dark nights here but hopefully warm fires and warmer chat!

I'm on a mission now - I'll be climbing into the loft tonight to see if I can find that signed photo of the B-One! - wish me luck amongst the spiders!! :)

All the best and have a great week all!

Dave from the UK

Craig R said...

I can't make out all of it (note question marks), but here's the bulk of it:

So it’s a fight they want ….

They wanted a fight. They started it …. 11 years ago in Manchuria …. 8 years ago in Indochina …. 3 years ago in Poland and 7 months ago at Pearl Harbour. American diplomats continued negotiations (?????) hour of the attack.

But now American has discarded the kid gloves and diplomacy for that grim (???) and American industry stares fully in acceptance of that challenge.

Your American aviation industry is prepared and expanded. Now we build (?????) the best airplanes in the world, of every type … and more of them than any other nation. Lockheed will continue (????) … in producing more and more Hudson bombers and Lightning P-38 interceptor pursuits. Lockheed Corportaion., Burbank, Calif.

Lockheed
For Leadership


Part of the problem is that the paper wasn't flat when this was originally scanned, so a few bits remain out of focus regardless of what you do to it in Photoshop.

Craig R

getjets said...

Hey there ~g~.....yea...FORGET bikini's....gave up trying to contain, "NUCLEAR WASTE"...with a bikini..., several moons ago,(YES PUN INTENDED).... shall we say!!!!!LOL

The only connection I have now...with a bikini....is reading about Bikini Island...and 'said' Nuclear waste....(yea, hardy har har)...:)))))))

keep my boys straight here, ~g~ while I'm gone...LOL.....
I will post this evening..with all my "proper Warnings..:)))))

Have a great Day....xoxo

getjets said...

Hey there DAVE W.....yes hubby and I leaving tomorrow for holiday.....to the Smoky Mtns.....

so Need a break, or brake....set the 'brake' on life, least for a couple of days....
So EXCITED...about another meeting of the CDAS....book 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lord, I wish I could be there!!!!!!!!!...I don't know about quiet though.......LOL
but love the idea of warm fire's....and good drink..and stories.......plenty, please!!!!!!!!!!

Still hoping, in the new year, for meetings of a few of us.....I HOPE!!!!!!!!!!

Have you found your signed pic of the B1 from test pilot yet???????Amongst all the spiders.....ha ha

That I WANT to see!!!!!!!!!!

Dave...have a Great Week.....and get all your homework done.....I will be checking in......LOL...


Jules

Foggy said...

^J^ - you and Mr. ^J^ have a great brake break. I'm sure ~G~ will keep us in line while you are away!

26-23 - after overtime... too close!

Cheers for now / Foggy

getjets said...

Ritchie.....THANKS SO MUCH....FOR THE TEXT....ON THE LOCKHEED AD!!!!!!I tried my damnest,make out the mystery words...along with what you posted!!!!!! yes, ad was not flat.....but "theivery"(on my part)......ain't all whats it's cracked up to be....:))))))

I Thank You, so much for the second ad....all clear for us to read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...I had to post!!!!!and of course save to my collection....

you have a busy busy week...ahead...stay Safe.....
again..THANX!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jules

getjets said...

FOGGY....THAT GAME LIKED TO "KILL"..ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU NEVER HEARD SO MUCH SCREAMING, AND RANTING AND RAVING....LOL

SERIOUS.....THAT WAS WAY TOOOOO CLOSE FOR CALL!!!!(I LOVE THAT YOU KNEW)...

BEST PART...TOMORROW MYSELF AND MR ^J^(funny)..WILL BE JETSPOTTING IN ATLANTA....AND I WILL BE WEARING MY SAINT'S HAT, JEWELERY,JERSEY,SHOES....FOR ALL THE FINE FOLKS IN ATLANTA TO SEE...(even if only in the airport)

THIS WEEK THE SAINT'S HAVE A "BYE WEEK"....SO CELEBRATION FOR EXTRA WEEK....

YES ~g~..TO KEEP ALL IN LINE...:)))))))))THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE 'WELL WISHES FOR OUR TRIP'!!!!!!!!!!!

AND YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEK.....:))))

AND I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR ABOUT YOU DAVE W'S......SECOND VIIST....(UK BRANCH)...!!!

^J^

Giulia said...
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Giulia said...

(~g~ sits on stool next to the chalkboard, with chalk in hand...)

Don't worry, Miss TWA. I will write down the names of anyone who misbehaves while you are out of the room, okay?

(looks over to Foggy, gives him a self-important smirk)

hmph.

getjets said...

How Funny ~g~....I can see it all very Clearly!!!!!.....

plus I always wondered how to spell...."hmph"..........ha ha...

I apprecaite you holding down the "phat"..I mean "fort"....while I'm gone....

member....be good!!!! or be good At it!!!!!! so Funny:)))))))))


miss(HMPHHHH)twa

^J^

Foggy said...

~G~... "looks over to Foggy, gives him a self-important smirk..."

That's me done for then. Anything but the "smirk". I'll even take the comfy chair... again!

"The Comfy Chair...

Giulia said...

LOL!!!

Fogster! I LOVE MONTY PYTHON! :))

Not the comfy chair!!! :)))

(I think I'm partial to poking you with the soft pillow if you don't behave...)

Foggy said...

~G~... "I think I'm partial to poking you with the soft pillow if you don't behave..."

Hhhmmmmm...? !!

Giulia said...

LOL!

Foggy...like in the Monty Python skit, silly!!! LOL

getjets said...

AH...... "EXCUSE PLEASE"...I HAVEN'T EVEN LEFT THE HOUSE....AND MAYHEM.................Mmmmmmmmmmm

OK...YOU TWO....QUIT BICKERING....LOL

YOU ONLY HAVE 3 LAST WISHES. LEFT.!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CONFESS CONFESS....GUARDS..........

GET THE COMPHY "CHAIR"....NOW...........

GOD THATS SOME FUNNY SHIT FOGGY....!!!

AM I GONNA HAVE TO 'CONTRACT OUT'...A BABYSITTER....:)))))
WAIT TIL I GET OFF WORK......


OK NOW YOU ONLY HAVE 2 'LAST WISHES'

Giulia said...
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Giulia said...

My wish is that you have a wonderful trip with Ducky. You deserve the best! Relax, enjoy the hot tub, and don't worry about us. We will be here when you return...you can call the street sweepers to handle the mess.

:)

Have fun, Jules...take pics if you can while jetspotting in Atlanta. :)

(and of your full Saints regalia) :)

Ciao, bella.

getjets said...

Thank you ~g~......Means so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will be back.....and with Bells on!!!!!!....;))))))

misstwa