Friday, September 21, 2018

Dickie Betts

September 21, 2018

Founding member of the Almond Brothers band, author of such hits as


Rambling Man

is in critical condition, after a fall at his home

Friday, September 14, 2018

June 6, 1966 South Africa

September 14, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018


September 7, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

For Staff Sargent JW Boyd, Senator John McCain , and Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul

September 4, 2018

'No Man is an Island'

No man is an island entire of itself; every man 
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; 
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe 
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as 
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine 
own were; any man's death diminishes me, 
because I am involved in mankind. 
And therefore never send to know for whom 
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. 

John Donne  1572-1631

Sunday, September 2, 2018

RIP Staff Sargent JW Boyd My Eulogy

September 2, 2018

It is with deep sorrow I learned of the passing of another American patriot this morning, my friend JW Boyd.   

I met this incredible man, after I moved into the "granny apartment , that Donovan built for his dad, my loving brother Dennis in 2008.

A history buff, myself, I felt was happy to meet a true warrior, from the battle in the Ardennes forest, Hitlers last big offensive commonly know as the 'Battle of the Bulge" Mentioned in the 1960 movie "Oceans 11"

Injured  in the fight, with a purple heart, he was sent to Paris for rehab, then on a jeep, back to the front lines, they encontered , GI's going the opposisie way screaming, the war was over]]

It was in Europe , May 1945

But not for JW Boyd,  who was sent home for Jungle training  near San Luis Obisbo, for the eventual invasion of Japan. 

August 6,1945, with Paul Tibbetts in the "EnolaGay" changed it all, and JW married and started a life in Southern California