We traveled about 300 miles directly south to Knoxville. Total miles so far 5,647.
Friends Robert E Lee Roach and Mary did live here, but now,as life does to us older folk it is only Mary. One sweet lady.
We met the Roaches in Florida. They were Camp Hosts at lake Manatee. Two of the nicest folk anyone would ever want to meet. They worked at having nice places for folks to camp, and they accomplished that.
It was always nice to have coffee around the camp fire with them. Once R.E. asked me If I liked trains. Of course I like trains, then go with us tomorrow to pick up my grandpa’s muzzle loader I am having repaired, this guy collects model trains.
Oh ho, I had never seen anything like this. This guy had hundreds of models, but also had a train you could ride on. He had about a half mile or more of track in his YARD.
They also introduced us to ‘Pioneer Days’ at Zolfo Springs. Told us about the Lippizon Stallions winter camp and always brought a smile. I never saw either R.E. or Mary down in the mouth.
It will be a treat to see Mary, but R.E., the old sailor, will be missed. His Ship (The Crescent City) was part of the ‘Unholy Four’ in the Pacific.
"As a part of a Naval task force, the four ships sailed west toward the Coral Sea in July 1942. The Division of four attack transports had the elements of the Second Marines aboard. …. The Unholy Four took part the first offensive of World War II, which was Guadalcanal. … Seventy-eight U.S. Naval ships were sunk or damaged during that six-month period."
"Why the Unholy Four?…”
"According to one of the ships logs, Quartermaster of the Watch Harry Toepfer wrote that on the day the armada crossed the 180th meridian into the Realm of the Golden Dragon, that We are the Unholy Four, since we are skipping Sunday and entering Mondays time zone
Thanks for stopping by.
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
~Charles de Gaulle French general & politician
the Falcon is a beautiful bird, they build high in the trees of Florida, here is one, hard at work
Okay it is not really at work.