Monthly Archives: January 2011

ANCESTOR PHOTOS

Photos Top to Bottom: Top left, Dad, his sisiter Mildred and brother Walter.  Top right, left to right, Walter and Dad with their Indian motorcycle.  Next, my Grandfather and Grandmother.  Next, left side, Grandfather and Grandmother’s house.  Right side, (left … Continue reading

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MY GRANDFATHER’S COAL BUSINESS

  My Grandfather’s coal truck in front of his garage.  This is the garage that I wrote about in the “I ALMOST BURNED MY DAD’S GARAGE DOWN” post. My Grandfather, Willard E. Crawford (1873-1950) worked in the *steel mills in Massillon,Ohio … Continue reading

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CROSSING THE EQUATOR

CROSSING THE LINE CEREMONY: JUNE 27TH 1957  Serving aboard the USS Hyman as a Machinist’s Mate assigned to the forward engine room in 1957, I was one of the many hapless “pollywogs” to be subjected to the severe punishment that … Continue reading

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A GREAT-GRANDFATHER’S FINAL KART RACE

  There are very few grandfathers racing karts today, and even fewer great grandfathers. I’m one of those few great grandfathers, but at the grizzly old age of 71, yesterday was my final hurrah.  I knew when I awoke yesterday … Continue reading

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I ALMOST BURNED DAD’S GARAGE DOWN

  Granadpa’s car in front of the “infamous” garge.  I don’t know the make or model of the car.  If anyone knows what it is, please tell me. Some time after my grandfather died, our family moved into his old … Continue reading

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