Up and at em, coffee at 05:30am, looks like a nice sunny day with temps in the 60’s today, Had to make a quick dash to the store for something I forgot the other day. As I was coming home on S. Blaklee St in Dunmore PA. I noticed something that is new to me. As you are going west just before you cross the Dunmore/ Scranton city line the street makes a Y and one side goes to Wheeler Ave and the other side goes to Clay Ave. I guess the City of Dunmore really wants you to stay because look what is facing you as you come to the Y in the road.
The Dunmore Tank Memorial.
Usually you see these memorials at Legion Post’s or VFW Halls but this sits right out by the road and is nicely maintained and the grounds are clean.
Has a few minutes and went down by Steamtown to see if anything was shaking. Saturday is our Steam train ride. Saw a neat little trailer on the parking lot.
Nobody was around it but it had Conn. license so maybe they are heading south.
The mystery has been solved I got a call through to my old Navy buddy and he said he was trying to get a hold of me and that the old blog page was the only information he had, I had to cut the call short because he was at a conference, but he said he will be getting back with me and maybe either see me in Scranton or MO. depending on when he heads home. It was nice to touch down after over 40 years. He was surprised I was able to track him down so quickly and I told him I just handled it like a homicide investigation, the only difference was, if someone was messing with me I was going to kill them.
Not much else going on in Scranton, We are fine and the cats are relieved not to have the little one fighting with them all the time, harmony has been restored. Be safe out there. Sam & donna.
That will be some meeting with your old buddy.
Something to look forward to and take you mind off being homesick for Donna and Riggs.
Congrats on finding your buddy! I look forward to hearing more about your reunion!ReplyDelete
HOW GREAT IS IT GETTING BACK WITH AN OLD SERVICE BUDDYM RIGHT??? HOOKING UP WITH FRIENDS FROM THE PAST GETS BETTER THE OLDER WE GET...ENJOY THIS NEW FOUND "OLD PAL"....AND KEEP US INFORMED!!ReplyDelete
I've just started reading your blog, very interesting story about your Navy buddy. Where did you get all that knowledge of trains, working in law enforcement? My dad was a model railroad nut, so in a sense, I grew up around trains (very little ones!)ReplyDelete
Thanks for updating us on the mystery, Sam. That tank at the intersection would definitely give one pause for sure.ReplyDelete
Congratulations..on finding your friend!!EnjoyReplyDelete
your day! Hi Donna..I know you are reading this also..hang in there..hopefully Sam will be home soon!!I'm usually the one who goes off and leaves Walker at home! lol
Be safe you two!Cindy and Walker
Great news!! So glad you could find your Buddy and hope you two can make some new memories. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
What a great reunion this will be. Tell me something, will you both be wearing your old uniforms? If you are like me, you could only wish to wear clothes from years back.ReplyDelete