Feline Friday # 501and Friendly Fill Ins

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i’m going to believe it’s because he likes cats.
He has handed hosting duties off to Sandee, of Comedy Plus, and it’s simple to join. Just follow the link to Sandee’s page for the rules and the code.
1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)
2) go up top to the menu bar and click on the Feline Friday code
3) paste the code under your cat picture
4) add your name and link


Friendly Fill-ins
Each Thursday Ellen of 15andmeowing and Lorianne of Four-Legged Furballs, provide Friendly Fill-in questions.

Ellen came up with the first two questions and Lorianne came up with the last two questions.

If you need help, please let either Ellen or Lorianne know.

Here are this weeks questions:
1, I would rather hear nails on a chalkboard than ___________.
2. The best part of ___________ is _____________________.
3. I wouldn’t mind if _________ disappeared.
4. If I could create one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, it would be _________.

Here are my answers:
1. I would rather hear nails on a chalkboard than listen to Fake News from all the News Media.
2. The best part of surfing the internet you get to travel the world watch TV and still just sit at home on your computer or tablet!
3. I wouldn’t mind if hate and disrespect disappeared.
4. If I could create one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, it would be “Be Grateful”.

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (WW) is a visual blogosphere phenomenon.
Wordless Wednesday is a simple blog post featuring a photo which conveys a message that speaks for itself without using words.
Grab your Link from Sandee
For all the rule breakers, of which I am one, please feel free to add all the words you want.

Make sure you leave a link to your post here and I’ll visit your Wordless Wednesday post.

Awww Monday

Join us every Monday for Awww…Mondays. Post a picture that makes you say Awww…and that’s it.
Grab your Link From Sandee
Make sure you leave a link to your post here and I’ll visit your Awww…Mondays post. What better way to start the week than with a smile.
Join us every Monday for Awww…Mondays. Post a picture that makes you say Awww…and that’s it.
Grab your Link From Sandee
Make sure you leave a link to your post here and I’ll visit your Awww…Mondays post. What better way to start the week than with a smile.
Medal of Honor Monday! 🇺🇸
At about this time in 1944, a United States Army Air Forces pilot puts his life on the line. First Lieutenant Donald Pucket must have known that his actions would mean certain death, but he simply refused to leave a man behind.
Pucket’s heroism came during the critical effort to destroy oil refineries in Ploesti, Romania, during World War II. Those refineries were an important source of energy for Nazi Germany, but Ploesti’s location deep inside enemy territory also made them a hard target for Allied forces. Attempts had already been made (and largely failed) in 1943. Pucket was among those who would try again in 1944. His mission, along with others, would finally deplete Ploesti’s production and undermine Adolf Hitler.
“The role that the [Ploesti] campaign played in the defeat of Nazi Germany is impossible to quantify,” military historian Jay A. Stout concludes, “but it can hardly be overstated. Hitler’s armies were dependent on modern, mechanized equipment; their strategies and tactics demanded it. But tanks and aircraft are useless without fuel to operate them. And useless is what German tanks and aircraft became at the end of the war.”
On July 9, 1944, Pucket’s crew departed on a mission to attack a vital refinery in Ploesti. The men got far enough to drop their payload—but then they got hit. “The airplane was badly damaged,” Pucket’s citation describes, “2 engines were knocked out, the control cables cut, the oxygen system on fire, and the bomb bay flooded with gas and hydraulic fluid.” One person had been killed and others were wounded.
Pucket struggled to regain control of the plane. Once it was stabilized, he passed the controls to his co-pilot while he went back to assess the damage. He helped the wounded. He threw out guns and equipment, attempting to lighten his load. He manually cranked open the bomb bay doors to let accumulating gases escape. None of it was enough. The plane was doomed, unable to maintain altitude. Pucket ordered the crew to parachute out.
Some of the crew obeyed orders, but three men were hysterical—possibly in shock—and refused to leave.
Pucket was urged to leave the plane, along with others who weren’t so badly wounded. But he wasn’t one to leave a man behind. He knew what he had to do: He made his way back to the plane’s controls and did what he could for those final three men.
“[H]e refused to abandon the 3 hysterical men,” his citation says, “and was last seen fighting to regain control of the plane.”
He’d taken on an impossible task, and he was unable to accomplish it. The plane crashed into a mountainside, killing everyone aboard.
Pucket’s widow—a woman who had been his childhood sweetheart since 4th grade—accepted a Medal of Honor on his behalf just one short year later.
After the war in Europe came to a close, General George Patton reportedly said that “it is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.”
He surely had men such as Pucket in mind when he made his statement. RIP, Lt. Pucket.

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday (WW) is a visual blogosphere phenomenon.
Wordless Wednesday is a simple blog post featuring a photo which conveys a message that speaks for itself without using words.
Grab your Link from Sandee
For all the rule breakers, of which I am one, please feel free to add all the words you want.
Make sure you leave a link to your post here and I’ll visit your Wordless Wednesday post.
It’s a great day to be alive!!!!!


Monday’s Music Moves Me

This is a music linky party. Your co-hostess are Stacy, Alana, and Me. Every other week we have a suggested music theme (see weekly prompts here) to build your song set around and all participants share YouTube or Vimeo videos for our music enthusiasts. Failure to meet this basic guideline puts your URL in danger of being removed or labeled – NO MUSIC.

Bee Gees – New York Mining Disaster 1941

Bee Gees – To Love Somebody

Bee Gees – Massachusetts

Aww Monday

Join us every Monday for Awww…Mondays. Post a picture that makes you say Awww…and that’s it.
Grab your Link From Sandee
Make sure you leave a link to your post here and I’ll visit your Awww…Mondays post. What better way to start the week than with a smile.

I am Honoring a Fellow Buckeye Rest In Eternal Peace William Pitsbarger

Today is the birthday of MOH Recipient, Airman First Class William H. Pitsenbarger aka: Pits. July 8th, 1944 – April 11th, 1966. He remains an Inspiration to all USAF Pararescueman.
Medal Of Honor Citation:

Airman First Class Pitsenbarger distinguished himself by extreme valor on April 11, 1966 near Cam My, Republic of Vietnam, while assigned as a Pararescue Crew Member, Detachment 6, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron. On that date, Airman Pitsenbarger was aboard a rescue helicopter responding to a call for evacuation of casualties incurred in an on-going firefight between elements of the United States Army’s 1st Infantry Division and a sizable enemy force approximately 35 miles east of Saigon. With complete disregard for personal safety, Airman Pitsenbarger volunteered to ride a hoist more than one hundred feet through the jungle, to the ground. On the ground, he organized and coordinated rescue efforts, cared for the wounded, prepared casualties for evacuation, and insured that the recovery operation continued in a smooth and orderly fashion. Through his personal efforts, the evacuation of the wounded was greatly expedited. As each of the nine casualties evacuated that day were recovered, Pitsenbarger refused evacuation in order to get one more wounded soldier to safety. After several pick-ups, one of the two rescue helicopters involved in the evacuation was struck by heavy enemy ground fire and was forced to leave the scene for an emergency landing. Airman Pitsenbarger stayed behind, on the ground, to perform medical duties. Shortly thereafter, the area came under sniper and mortar fire. During a subsequent attempt to evacuate the site, American forces came under heavy assault by a large Viet Cong force. When the enemy launched the assault, the evacuation was called off and Airman Pitsenbarger took up arms with the besieged infantrymen. He courageously resisted the enemy, braving intense gunfire to gather and distribute vital ammunition to American defenders. As the battle raged on, he repeatedly exposed himself to enemy fire to care for the wounded, pull them out of the line of fire, and return fire whenever he could, during which time, he was wounded three times. Despite his wounds, he valiantly fought on, simultaneously treating as many wounded as possible. In the vicious fighting which followed, the American forces suffered 80 percent casualties as their perimeter was breached, and airman Pitsenbarger was finally fatally wounded. Airman Pitsenbarger exposed himself to almost certain death by staying on the ground, and perished while saving the lives of wounded infantrymen. His bravery and determination exemplify the highest professional standards and traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Air Force.

 

Happy Birthday in heaven,Pits!! Rest In Eternal Peace,Brother!! Slow Hand Salute!! Strong Tailwinds and Clear Skies!! God,Grant his Family Peace and Comfort!! Until Valhalla!!

 

5 On Friday Set # 502

Welcome to the Other Home of 5 On Friday.I invite you to join in.
As always, if you’d like to join us in the musical fun, and sometimes history Stuff the guidelines are basic and simple.
1. Grab the banner, make your post title Five on Friday Put Set # (and than the number of your set Please change the number every week), and be sure to link back here..
2. Go to Playlist.com to make your play list of five songs. You may choose a particular theme to share with us, or post random tunes if that’s your vibe for the day. You can simply post the play list, or you can add a little summary about what you are sharing.
3. Don’t feel restricted by the tracks listed on Playlist.com. And don’t be discouraged if the Embed code won’t work. You’re welcome to use any type of media to share your Sets. Such as Youtube.com
4.If you donot want to use playlist you can use youtube.com as well.
5. Be sure to sign Mr Linky on his site so everyone can visit your Set.
No tags, but feel free to invite your friends to play along if they need a post topic on a Friday.
Go forth and enjoy music!
If music be the food of love, play on.
William Shakespeare

rocket 88 “Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats”

“(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66,” by Nat King Cole

Commander Cody & His lost Planet Airmen – Hot Rod Lincoln

“409” by The Beach Boys

“Drag City” by Jan and Dean


Feline Friday # 500

Feline Friday was started by Steve, The Burnt Food Dude, and i’m going to believe it’s because he likes cats.
He has handed hosting duties off to Sandee, of Comedy Plus, and it’s simple to join. Just follow the link to Sandee’s page for the rules and the code.
1) post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)
2) go up top to the menu bar and click on the Feline Friday code
3) paste the code under your cat picture
4) add your name and link

 

Awww Monday and the 4th of July and A Special Birthday

Join us every Monday for Awww…Mondays. Post a picture that makes you say Awww…and that’s it.
Grab your Link From Sandee
Make sure you leave a link to your post here and I’ll visit your Awww…Mondays post. What better way to start the week than with a smile.
First of all I want to say Happy Birthday America!

Second of all I wish my Baby Sister Linda Elaine Combs a Happy 66th Birthday  as well.

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