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Leaving The Food Lion Auto Fair

Now, just try to find your car...


Our Military - Please Don't Ever Forget Them

The average age of the military man is 19 years. He is a short haired,
tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society
as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a
beer, but old enough to die for his country. He never really cared much for
work and he would rather wax his own car than wash his father's, but he has
never collected unemployment either.

He's a recent High School graduate; he was probably an average student,
pursued some form of sport activities, drives a ten year old jalopy, and has
a steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left, or swears to
be waiting when he returns from half a world away. He listens to rock and
roll or hip-hop or rap or jazz or swing and a 155mm howitzer.

He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than when he was at home because he is
working or fighting from before dawn to well after dusk. He has trouble
spelling, thus letter writing is a pain for him, but he can field strip a
rifle in 30 s…

Food At The Food Lion Auto Fair

The Patriot Festival

The Patriot Festival - Go the extra mile 5K + at the Symphony Park here in Charlotte NC. 



My daughter-in-law and her dad running together in their first 5K. 

And here comes my daughter-in-law.

And now here is her dad coming into the finish line.

And here they come together finishing the Extra Mile. 

You both did a fantastic job and we are all proud of the both of you.

This is the first person to finish the 5K. I must admire ALL the people who are in these races and the job they do in running. So also below are a couple more pictures of people that I really had to say, you've got to be kidding me. You ran that 5K pushing a stroller? WOW!!! You people are really super. Congratulations to all of the people who ran this race. 





Memorial Day - A day to take time out and remember...

A day to remember all who gave some and those who gave all...









Jerry Lee Ruiter, a distant cousin of mine who died Nov 12, 1966 in Vietnam.

The glass wall, located in Jacksonville NC, containing the names of those who died in Vietnam.


The names of the Marines who died in Beirut. This wall is also located in Jacksonville NC.


And then there is this video of Sgt. Emerson Brand who was flown home to Hunt County  March 23, 2007 for his final resting place. You just need to listen to the music and the words of the song. 






The Veterans Memorial cemetery in Salisbury NC





1965 Pontiac Catalina

1954 Buick

2002 Camaro California Highway Patrol

2002 Camaro Florida Highway Patrol

1969 GTO Judge