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michele
ali wrote:
My uncle Tim (RIP) served in the Army Air Corps as a turret gunner.  He was based in England and once told me that his best life memories are when he could get away for a few days and ride his bicycle around your country, Cordi and Nicky.  He loved England.

My father served in the US Marines in WWII, and his father was in the US army in the trenches in France during the Great War.
I have some pics of my dad in his uniform but I'll have to scan them later.  Below is a pic of my dad at age 19 looking like the cool teenager he was just before he joined up.  

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Oh dear, I totally screwed that up. Thank you, Baz, for bringing that to my attention.

My apologies, Ali. That's what happens when i go too fast.

That is your dad looking so cool at 19. He's very handsome, James Dean kind of thing. He looks so young! Are those skis? A camera thing? And, of course, smoking. Everyone smoked in those days.

I'd love to see the pics of your father in uniform when you get around to it.

And your grandfather was in the trenches. Oh God. How horrible. It would all be horrible, but the trenches were the worst, supposedly. How old was your grandfather when he was in the trenches? What was his story?

And your uncle Tim also served, (RIP) and rode around England on his time off. Got it. Wow. 

So many in your family served.

I am grateful to all of them for their service. Thank you, gentlemen.
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Pinkie
Ali's Dad was a very cute teen ! It's wonderful seeing all these family pictures ! It cheers me up.
And thank you, Cordibaz, for the fabulous compliments. I can't tell my Daddy you said thank you, well, not in person, he passed away in 1992. Michele can tell her father. Michele and Haggis are so lucky to still have theirs. Perhaps you won't hold out on us w/ the pix and will share some.
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cordibaz
Pinkie wrote:
Ali's Dad was a very cute teen ! It's wonderful seeing all these family pictures ! It cheers me up.
And thank you, Cordibaz, for the fabulous compliments. I can't tell my Daddy you said thank you, well, not in person, he passed away in 1992. Michele and Haggis are so lucky to still have theirs. Perhaps you won't hold out on us w/ the pix and will share some. 
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cordibaz
I'll try and sort some pics out but don't have many of my parents, i am 1 of 8 children ( all still alive ) and when our parents died everything was shared out.
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ali
Here's a pic of my dad. Same day.  Yes he is really going skiing.  The ski's are not for show.  He smoked forever.  No - he quit after he began having heart attacks.  The first one was when he was age 48.  He and I were alone at a place where help was not available so I drove him to the hospital.  It was an awful experience and I never quite got over that first time.  There were many to follow.  Finally I got used to it.  He died in 1994 at the age of 72.  When he finally died I found it difficult to believe. He always pulled through.  
finally even his once strong heart had nothing left to give.

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Then General Electric pushed him out of the way and the era of Corporate America was born to rule the universe.
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