Last Post of 2017

In the Southwest, I’ve heard eating posole on New Year’s Eve will bring good luck in the new year. Simmering on our stove … Johnny D. Boggs’s Pork Posole from the Western Writers of America Cookbook published this year. I’m posting today so you’ll have time to shop, prepare and enjoy this delicious soup/stew with a…

A Christmas Memory from Bill McGee

    December 1949 – As the year was coming to a close, I decided it was time to trade in my Levis and boots for Brooks Brothers suits … I left my wrangler job on the Flying M.E. dude ranch in Nevada, and with my new bride in tow (who I met on the…

14 August 1945, V-J Day… War ends!

The above film footage was shot on 14 August 1945, V-J Day (Victory in Japan Day) in Honolulu, Hawaii … This is three minutes of Kodachrome film that may bring tears to your eyes. It did to ours. -Bill and Sandra Bill McGee recalls V-J Day … “On the morning of 15 August (14 August in Washington, D.C.), I was…

Guadalcanal at 75 … A name, an emotion

AUGUST MARKS THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL … a major turning point in the Pacific war.  On the morning of 7 August 1942, eight months to the day after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. 1st Marine Division, under MGen Alexander A. Vandegrift, landed on the islands of Tulagi…