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Old Jul 4, 2011, 3:36 PM   #11
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That is a cool shirt Scouse, very appropriate.

Well gang, it's time to fire up the barbecue grill and start to work. Again, everyone have a Happy 4th!!!

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Old Jul 4, 2011, 4:59 PM   #12
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P.S. to Zig: that is a great fireworks shot. I think it is better than any that I have taken.
Thanks Steven,

As a good friend of mine always says; even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then.
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Happy 4th of July to my friends in the south of the border!
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Actually it's more in the red after what US bankers did to the world couple of years back.
That's true. And there's no evidence that any of them will be punished, dammit.

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On a more serious note. I thank those GI's a lot. More so after seeing Normandy last year.
So do I- if Britain fell North America probably would have been next. The GI that I personally thank is my father, who was drafted the day after he graduated from high school. He ended up being the commander of a tank destroyer in Germany (the purpose of a tank destroyer was to take out Panzers). Like putting a cat up against, well, a panther - a miracle he survived. One result of that time was that he basically lost his hearing as he approached 60 - they didn't have hearing potection and the tank's cannon was, um, rather loud if you were in the tank.

Good on 'ya, Dad. On this 4th of July I salute you.

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Old Jul 4, 2011, 10:50 PM   #15
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Interesting enough, I know that some of my uncles basically disappeared in the woods when it was WWII in order to evade the conscription. It was a common thing back then in the Province of Quebec.

And you wonder what kind of "difference" they might have done if they went instead of hiding. Kudos for the one who went!
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I hear you. There were plenty of Canadians and Australians that fought hard in WWII.
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Old Jul 5, 2011, 8:04 AM   #17
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Zig, that is a great shot. Fireworks I don't do well at all. Of course you only get one day of practice around here a year : )
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