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Published author, sports fanatic, history buff, husband, father, Amateur John Wayne Impersonator, BBQer
Published author, sports fanatic, history buff, husband, father, Amateur John Wayne Impersonator, BBQer

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A GENTLEMAN’S CAR, BUILT BY GENTLEMEN, FOR GENTLEMEN
1950s Packard dealer postcard (United States Public Domain) Packard Motor
Car Company used to be a name synonymous with class. Outside of Rolls-Royce,
they may have been the best car ever built. From 1903 to its demise, Packard manufactured
automobiles from...
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LOOKIE, LOOKIE, LOOKIE, HERE COMES COOKIE!
1964 AFL Topps football card of Cookie Gilchrist, Buffalo Bills (Courtesy The Topps Company, Inc.) That’s what they used to say about Cookie Gilchrist, one of the toughest, most talented and versatile football players to ever play the game. He was imposing....
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LOOKIE, LOOKIE, LOOKIE, HERE COMES COOKIE!
1964 AFL Topps football card of Cookie Gilchrist, Buffalo Bills (Courtesy The Topps Company, Inc.) That’s what they used to say about Cookie Gilchrist, one of the toughest, most talented and versatile football players to ever play the game. He was imposing....
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REMEMBERING D-DAY
Allied Supreme Commander General Dwight D Eisenhower with US
paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division on 5 June 1944, the day
before D-Day (United States Public Domain) You know what they say, “Everybody complains
about the weather, but nobody does any...
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Where Were You in '52?
I’m a Baby
Boomer, one of 403,559 Canadian births in 1952, still a Canadian record for the
highest number of births in one year. I came into this world just shy of a
whopping 10 pounds. The date was January 21, a cold, snowy day, a Monday on the
calendar.  ...
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No Crown For A King
Myrle Vernon
King came into this world 26 March 1925 in Walla Walla, Washington and left St.
Mary’s Catholic Hospital adopted the very next day. As a youngster, he was a
loner. He was shunned, often called a “bastard” and beat up after school.
Expelled from...
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Nature's Fury Unleashed
Mount Adams, left, and Mount St Helens, right (Photo taken by the writer from 30,000 feet in 1973) Forty-one years ago, February 1973, I took a quick trip
with a friend to watch the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Winternationals
in Pomona, California. ...
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Why the Red Wings Just Keep on Ticking... Part 2
2001-02 Topps Heritage rookie card of Pavel Datsyuk (Topps trading card used courtesy of the Topps Company, Inc) The Wings have
the best GM in the business with Ken Holland. And probably the best coach, too,
in Mike Babcock, behind the bench for the last ni...
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Why The Red Wings Just Keep On Ticking…Part One
By tying the
Pittsburgh Penguins 3-3 in regulation time on 9 April 2014, the Detroit Red
Wings--despite over 400 injury games--were officially in the NHL playoffs for
the twenty-third consecutive season. With three games left to play, they only
needed one p...
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Herb Score and 57 Years Ago
Herb Score, Exhibit Supply Co of Chicago photo (United States Public Domain) It was inevitable. Some said it was bound to happen… The 1950s
pitching sensation, Herb Score, had a tough start in life. At three years old,
his legs were crushed when he was run ...
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