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Very interesting, Stick. Been to the Pima Air Museum several times but, never saw this particular plane and story. 

Thanks for posting it.

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Good Story Stick! Thanks for posting

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ya know..
looking at the kill picture.. it looks like Curdes got 7 Germans, 1 Jap, 1 American and 3 tooth brushes...

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38 minutes ago, Stick486 said:

and 3 tooth brushes...

Apparently the Italians flew toothbrushes:D

Great story & post Stick...Thanks!

Just caught up on the whole Starbucks thing too...totally had missed all that...was during the time Mom passed...I'd quit patronizing Starbucks a long time ago...had no use for their "holiday cup theme", coffee was way overpriced and was just plain awful.

 

We have a little independent coffee shop in our county seat. His coffees make Starbucks taste like the swill water they are; and his coffee are small, medium large, not whatever SB lingo gimmick is.

On top of that, the 'ole guy who operates is an immigrant who is a true American...love visiting with him; he is just a pleasure to talk with, hear his stories and experiences. He is always positive and upbeat...very proud of his old 1967 Ford pick-up he drives daily.

 

He came to the U.S right after WWII (1946)...said he arrived at O'Hare Airport (Chicago) from Greece and was thankful to be in the U.S...when he walked down the ramp (no fancy boarding terminals then) it was snowing so hard you could barely see your hand in front of your face...first time in his life he had ever seen snow...One of his proudest moments ever was when he became a citizen of the U.S.

 

He has fantastic scones, bakalava (sp?) and other sweet treats too. Oh yeah, his gyros are literally to die for as well. Each cup of coffee (or hot tea) comes with a chocolate covered roasted coffee bean. He has a specific coffee farm in Brazil he orders these beans special...just makes the coffee that much better.

 

We are blessed to have such a place in our area and I'm honored to support him...always a special treat to go through the drive through there...yet another reason I'll never patronize Starbucks besides their anti-American rhetoric...OK, sorry for the ramble, hi-jacking your thread...Please return to the regular purpose of this thread.;)

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This is just amazing to me, not only is it huge, the proportions are correct. It took someone a lot of time to map it out and even more to plant it.     I don't know who they are, but thank you for what you have done. With things which are currently going on in our country, it is great to see the American

Spirit is still alive

 

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THE ONLY FLAG THAT DOESN'T FLY

 

Between the fields where the flag is planted, there are 9+ miles of flower fields that go all the way to the ocean. The flowers are grown by seed companies. It's a beautiful place, close to Vandenberg AFB.      

Check out the dimensions of the flag. The Floral Flag is 740 feet long and 390 feet wide and maintains the proper Flag dimensions, as described in Executive Order #10834.


This Flag is 6.65 acres and is the first Floral Flag to be planted with 5 pointed Stars, comprised of White Larkspur. Each Star is 24 feet in diameter, each Stripe is 30 feet wide.

This Flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants with 4-5 flower stems each, for a total of more than 2 million flowers.
For our soldiers...Please don't break it!

 

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On 10/1/2017 at 9:36 AM, Stick486 said:

Do you guys see a video not available message at the link?

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21 minutes ago, John Morris said:

Do you guys see a video not available message at the link?

That is what I got.  It may be the same as the clip he posted after that.

Cal

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57 minutes ago, clhyer said:

That is what I got.  It may be the same as the clip he posted after that.

Cal

Original author must of pulled the video for some reason.

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1 hour ago, Gene Howe said:

I hit the link and it downloaded. Then I opened it. Worked for me. Pretty funny. Ronnie at his best.

This one Gene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Az0okaHig&feature=youtu.be

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