A gentlemen who's family needs the money, is selling his huge collection of video games. Very kind of him, I am sure he has sentimental attachment to them! Compare his collection to yours...http://www.gamegavel.com/item.cgi?show_item=958029
I can't imagine the feelings going through the minds our troops and their leaders 70 years ago today...the waiting, the hope that this effort would turn the tide, the strong possibility they would die. The invasion marked the beginning of the end for Hitler's army, as General Eisenhower called for "nothing except full victory". Germany surrendered less than a year later. Thank you to Bob Rogers my old friend from church, to Sam Seminoff, and Firrest Adams all Kansans who were there.
It's a day of celebration for Led Zeppelin fans across the U.S., as the expanded and remastered versions of the band's first three albums are being released in the country today! Deluxe and super deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III are available, each one offering a bonus disc of previously unreleased companion audio.
Senator Dole said yesterday at WSU that he felt is was time he made some stops around the state and say "thank you". I think we all know that we should thank him. Senator Dole is clearly feeling the effects of aging, but his mind is still sharp as a razor at nearly 91 years of age. Among the things he said:
The wonderful aviation history of Wichita is, in large part ,the story of building superfortresses that defeated our foes and intimidated any potential foes. "Doc" is one of those. Congratulations to Tony Mazzolini, the Wichita Aero Club and all who have worked tirelessly to refurbish, "Doc" a B-29 Superfortress that languished in the California desert, having been used by the Navy for target practice. It should fly by the end of the year! See more about DOC, http://www.b-29doc.com/
It usually happens to me first thing in the morning, or sometime mid-afternoon. A song is stuck in my head for no particular reason. And it won't be the song I just heard on the radio or a song that was in the background of a t.v. commercial. Sometimes I will try and retrace my thought process and figure out where this song entered into my subconcious. This morning the song "Touch and Go" from The Cars was in my head. Why? Dunno....
People are always complaining about drivers in Wichita, about how no one seems to pay attention to the rules and of the road. On a normal day things are bad enough right? How about when the traffic lights are out at an intersection?? Some drivers don't seem to know what to do if they don't have a traffic light to tell them what to do. Try putting those people in a car at this intersection!
Looking back on it, I can imagine my parents going into the local record store in the fall of 1969 and saying to the clerk: "We have two boys 11 and 12 years old and they love rock and roll music, what would you suggest?"
I could not have been less accurate in my Kentucky Derby predictions! I am thrilled though that the odds on favorite, California Chrome won. So nice to see your average Joes bring a winner to the Derby...especially when California'Chrome's mama was so overlooked. Love these self-proclaimed "Dumb Asses" who own "Chrome" and turned down 6-million for a 51% interest in him. They are guys you'd want to have a beer with. I also really hope California Chrome wins the triple crown. I see movie rights looming if he does. I hope he then lives out his life at stud! The Preakness is on May 17th and lots of people will be cheering for this little guy!
So growing up, "Derby Day" was a big event at our house. All four of us in the family would pick a horse and if someone got it right, they had bragging rights for a year. This year I am going with Wildcat Red for obvious reasons...a horse with even the most remote tie to K-State should win! Uhh..right...well I am picking him as well as Danza, Candy Boy, Ride on Curlin and Wicked Strong. Surely one of my horses will win!
If you can afford a pet, please consider adopting today! Phil and I love LAPP, Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection. It is just a very basic shelter with out much in terms of ambiance, but it is place where pets are safe until the day they are adopted. Please make their wait for a forever home short. It makes room for another life to be saved. There is a good selection at LAPP most days. About every Saturday they are out with pets available for adoption. Look for them at Petsmart and Petco stores from noon to 3. Look for them on Facebook, LAPP!
If you love animals like Phil and I do, please consider coming to an open house Saturday the 19th of April from 10 to 3 at the Southern Winds Equine Rescue and Recovery Center in Udall. You can meet the horses, bid on silent auction items and support the cause. See you there!