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Thursday, May 30, 2019
Through the Keyhole - June 2019
Through the KeyholeTake
a break from your day...
Not your typical
company OR newsletter
guess the location?
"This famous National Park was once named for a President of the
United States and is now known as its proper Indian name. At
just over 20,000 feet above sea level, it is the 3rd highest peak on
the planet. You would have to be a very accomplished climber to
summit this famous peak(s)."
June. Lots of things happening this month.
It is time to officially begin the Summer officially on June
21st. Pictured above are pictures of what I like to call 'why
don't you just go jump in a lake.' Kids and adults alike
will be found all over the Midwest jumping off of piers into the
relatively cold waters that are found this month.
Last weekend, the temperature of Green Lake (where my family has had
the privilege of having a lake house since the mid 70s) was a balmy
51 degrees. That still did not stop my kids from jumping in and
many of us caught dangling our toes in the frigid waters.
Best things about the month of June:
1) Summer Vacation - many of us travel during the summer.
Whether it is to the lake, to Europe or to many other locations in
the world. Now is the most free time of the year for families
2) Summer officially begins
3) The weather gets HOT
4) No HOMEWORK
5) Father's Day (I know it's not nearly as important as Mother's Day
but still - Dads are important)
6) Traveling *see number 1*
7) Flowers and Trees in full bloom
8) Animals of all kinds return... We can do without
mosquitos, gnats, flies and wasps.
9) Swimming in lakes and pools
10) Air Conditioning - Just like the good Lord intended...
Things that Happened 50 years ago.
First man to
Python's Flying Circus
On January 30, 1969, right around
lunchtime, The Beatles made their way to the rooftop of the Apple Corps
building, their record label’s headquarters, for an unannounced
Bunch made its television debut.
And last but
not least, I was born on June 21st, 1969.
Here is my family - Chase 11, David 15 and Melissa (younger than I).
Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating birthdays this summer.
Fresh Looks for Summer 2019
Guess the Location Game
Last month the winner of the guess the location
game wasGary Blaha
who guessed the right answer. I appreciate all of the
participation. THANKS FOR PLAYING!
Academy Chapel - Colorado
"No this is not part of the new STAR WARS LAND
in Orlando. However, it is located at one of the most prestigious
learning / training institutions in the United States. In this place,
freshmen are only allowed to walk on narrow walkways and cannot avert
their eyes from looking forward. After a grueling 4 years the
graduates often take flight in soaring careers."
I remember visiting the Air Force
Academy circa 1982 when a friend of the family (Greg Russo)
matriculated. He was just a freshman at that time, a few years
older than me and Greg was my older brother's good friend.
I remember that it was cold when we visited and I was struck by the
cleanliness and grandeur of the place. Everything was orderly
including the way that the freshman were addressed by seemingly
everyone who was an upper classman. There were a lot of 'yes
sirs' that were heard and I remember thinking that I wouldn't last a
Regardless of my impressions, this place is an amazing learning
institution that should be revered by all citizens of the United
The U.S Air Force Academy was
established April 1, 1954, the culmination of an idea years in the
making. Airpower leaders, long before the Air Force was a separate
service, argued that they needed a school dedicated to war in the
air, to train Airmen. After September 1947, when the Air Force was
established as a separate service, this idea finally had the
legitimacy of the new service behind it.
In 1948, the Air Force appointed a
board, later named the Stearns-Eisenhower Board for its chairmen, to
study existing military academies and the options for an Air Force
academy. Their conclusions were strongly put: the Air Force needed
its own school; they additionally recommended at least 40 percent of
future officers be service academy graduates.
After Congress passed a bill
establishing the Air Force Academy, the secretary of the Air Force
appointed a commission to recommend a location. After traveling
21,000 miles and considering hundreds of sites, the commission recommended
Colorado Springs as its first choice. The secretary agreed and the
purchasing of the thousands of acres began. The state of Colorado
contributed $1 million to the purchase of the land.
On July 11, 1955, the same year
construction on the Academy began in Colorado Springs, the first
class of 306 men was sworn-in at a temporary site, Lowry Air Force
Base in Denver. Lieutenant Gen. Hubert R. Harmon, a key figure in the
development of early plans for an Academy, was recalled from
retirement by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to become the first
Two years later, Maj. Gen. James
Briggs took over as the Academy's second superintendent. On Aug. 29,
1958, 1,145 cadets moved to the Academy's permanent site from Denver.
Less than a year later, the Academy received academic accreditation
and graduated its first class of 207 June 3, 1959. In 1964, the
authorized strength of the Cadet Wing increased to 4,417. The present
authorized strength is approximately 4,000.
Perhaps the most controversial event
in the Academy's history was the admission of women. President Gerald
R. Ford signed legislation Oct. 7, 1975, permitting women to enter
the military academies. Women first entered the Air Force Academy
June 28, 1976. The first class including women graduated in 1980 and
included the Academy's first woman to be superintendent, retired Lt.
Gen. Michelle Johnson.
The Academy celebrated the 50th
anniversary of its inception April 1, 2004. Three noteworthy events
occurred in connection with the celebration: a 37-cent commemorative
stamp was issued honoring the Academy with the Cadet Chapel
strikingly portrayed; the Academy was declared a national historic
landmark with a plaque installed on the Honor Court to mark the
occasion; and Harmon was officially named as the "Father of the
Air Force Academy," honoring the pivotal role he played in its
planning and establishment. Further anniversaries were marked during
the next four years, culminating with the 50th anniversary of the
first commencement at the Academy in 2009.
The Academy provides the Air Force
with a corps of officers dedicated to upholding the high standards of
their profession. The Air Force in turn provides a proving ground for
these officers, and sent back to its Academy dedicated staff members
to educate and train future leaders. Fifty years after the first
class entered, the Academy has graduated more than 50,000 officers
intent on serving their country.
arriving for their first day at the Air Force Academy. Bye MOM
"Recognition". These guys and girls are tough.
A day in life
at the AFA
for the Ferrari...
This is a
hilarious video. Enjoy.
Jif or Gif? Problem Solved.
Can Really Play the Bass...
girl has some chops. Amazing player.
Gorillas are just like you and me...
like the rain either...
Gen Z Slang List
School Teacher Just Went Viral.
Parents: You may want to bookmark this page.
A Massachusetts high school teacher recently became "Internet
famous" after his impressive comprehensive running list of slang
terms went viral.
James Callahan, 43, teaches sociology at Lowell High School, and
throughout his 15 years teaching, he has overheard plenty of words he
didn't understand being uttered by the so-called Gen Z students at
So Callahan started compiling a running list of what can be considered
African-American Vernacular English phrases and he recently shared
the impressive list with his students, BuzzFeed News reported.
silver-haired lady calls her neighbor and says, "Please come
over here and help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can't
figure out how to get started."
asks, "What is it supposed to be when it's finished?"
The little silver haired lady says, "According to the picture on
the box, it's a rooster."
decides to go over and help with the puzzle.
She lets him in and shows him where she has the puzzle spread all
over the table.
the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and
says, "First of all, no matter what we do, we're not going to be
able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a
He takes her
hand and says, "Secondly, I want you to relax. Let's have a nice
cup of tea, and then..." he said with a deep sigh ............
"Let's put all the Corn Flakes back in the
Just for FUN
Oven Roasted Corn
So easy, no
mess and lots of flavor. Give it a try this summer!
Clean, husked Corn on the Cob (as many as you like)
Unsalted, good butter (not the cheap kind)
oven to 450 degrees. Butter corn generously and wrap each cob
in tin foil. Place in shallow pan and roast for 25
minutes. Remove and season to taste using your favorite
seasonings. Top with chives if desired.
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