Category: Family

Veterans Day 2016

Veterans Day 2016

| November 11, 2016 | Reply

  OK, since I’ve only made one post since last Veterans Day, I probably need to revive the blog a bit. In the meantime….   Here is our annual Veterans Day post listing the veterans, living and passed on, in our respective families: ============= Bruce Henderson: Andy Henderson, USN (active) — [nephew] Bruce Henderson, USMC […]

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Veterans Day – 2015

Veterans Day – 2015

| November 11, 2015 | Reply

Here is our annual Veterans Day post listing the veterans, living and passed on, in our respective families: ============= Bruce Henderson: Andy Henderson, USN (active) — [nephew] Bruce Henderson, USMC (former) — Yes, I was a Jar Head Peter Anderson, USMC — My dear departed uncle Peter served with Marine Intel during Vietnam Jim Zimmerman, […]

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70 Years On: This Is What Victory Looks Like

70 Years On: This Is What Victory Looks Like

| August 13, 2015 | 2 Replies

[Thanks to Ed Driscoll for the Instalanche!] [And as a sign of my own senility, I had this taking place 50 years ago, instead of 70. Thanks to Garrett York for the gentle correcting e-mail.] Seventy years ago today, on August 13, 1945 my father John Webster — as a 21-year-old US Navy radioman on Guam — […]

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Veterans Day – 2014

Veterans Day – 2014

| November 11, 2014 | Reply

(Fourth from the left is my nephew Darren Green) Here is our annual Veterans Day post listing the vets in our respective families: ============= Bruce Webster: Sgt. Darren Green, USMC (active) — served twice in Afghanistan; still in active service. [nephew] Jon A. Webster, USMC (former) —  served in al Rutbah, Iraq; now going to […]

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Veterans Day – 2013

Veterans Day – 2013

| November 11, 2013 | Reply

Here is our annual Veterans Day post listing the vets in our respective families: ============= Bruce Webster: CPL Darren Green, USMC (active) — served twice in Afghanistan; married and still active. CPL Jon A. Webster, USMC (former) —  served in al Rutbah, Iraq; now going to school [son] Heather Harris, US Army National Guard (former) — […]

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<strike>Three</strike> Four must-read Friday links

Three Four must-read Friday links

| September 20, 2013 | Reply

  First, Megan McArdle: “Banking without risk is impossible“: The fundamental fact of a banking crisis, which is different from a crisis in any other industry, is that if people believe a financial institution to be bankrupt, it actually is bankrupt. As Arnold Kling puts it, banks exist to reconcile the desire of households to […]

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US Navy lets Japanese Imperial Navy know how to reach them: 13 August 1945

US Navy lets Japanese Imperial Navy know how to reach them: 13 August 1945

| August 17, 2013 | 1 Reply

Today is the anniversary of the surrender of Japan to the United States. As it turns out, my father John Webster — as a 21-year-old US Navy radioman on Guam in August 1945 — was involved in sending the message from the US Navy to the Japanese Imperial Navy on how to reach them for […]

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Warning: very active “DEA Special Agent” phone scam going on

Warning: very active “DEA Special Agent” phone scam going on

| July 17, 2013 | 3 Replies

  My wife was checking voicemail messages on our home phone tonight and found the following message, received on our home phone at 1431 pm MDT: Hello, this message is for Sandra Webster. This is Special Agent William Rice[?] from the US DEA office in Washington DC. Please contact me as soon as possible at […]

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Out of the fray this week

Out of the fray this week

| November 1, 2012 | Reply

My sweet mother-in-law, Nora Soreson Anderson Hopkins, passed away on Monday after suffering the first of a series of strokes the prior Tuesday. Nora was nearly 90 and was more than ready to shuffle off her mortal coil (and had been for years, as she’d tell anyone who asked and some who didn’t). She was […]

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Memorial Day – 2012

Memorial Day – 2012

| May 28, 2012 | Reply

Remembering those veterans from our respective families who have since passed on (reposted from years past): Bruce Henderson: Peter Anderson, USMC — My dear departed uncle Peter served with Marine Intel during Vietnam Ian Henderson, RAF — [my dear departed father] RAF pilot who served the crown during the Battle of Britain as well the […]

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