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  • lczarnik 00:01 on July 20, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    _________ 50 years since man stepped on the moon! ________ ________________ How will YOU celebrate? ________________ 

    Earthrise with moon horizon - Apollo 11 (20 July 1969)

    Earthrise with moon horizon – Apollo 11 (20 July 1969)

    On July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on the moon. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; with the words “”That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”  Aldrin joined him 19 minutes later.

    Today. 20 July 2019 we celebrate the 50th anniversary of that amazing event.  You no doubt either recall or have seen the grainy video of the step.  (If not check out the Google search, National Geographic, the History Channel or a cute Google Doodle.)

    A great event it was, but something more amazing, awe-inspiring and humbling, was the view of the earth from the moon.  First captured when Apollo 8 was there.  The above is purported to be one from the Apollo 11 mission.  (In any case, there are 1000’s on file at Planetary.org.)

    But HOW will you celebrate it?  We have watched NASA and space-related shows for weeks.

    Then this came across our screen – A gift from a stranger tucked into a book sets off a chain of random acts of kindness.  Nothing to do with “a step on the moon” you say.  Yup!

    But the earthrise (or “small blue marble”) got us to thinking about how small the earth is, and how much smaller we are, and ….

    What makes a man great? What he DOES.  A step on the moon.  An act of kindness.  A “pay it forward” moment.

    With all the “movements” and “causes” these days, how can anyone help?  EACH of us CAN help.  So we’re going to start (carry on actually, this is already going as you can see from the article) with regular random acts of kindness..  Will you start/carry on the random acts of kindness?  You can reply if you like.  You don’t need to.  If you have a great story to tell and you want to share.  Great.  Just ACT.

    Warmest,
    Larry & Colleen
    2019JL20

     
  • lczarnik 11:19 on January 7, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    How did he do that!? Great;;;; 

    GREAT way to start 2019. All the best of everything for your 2019.

    Forwarded message
    From: Kent W
    Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2019 at 08:52
    Subject: Fwd: How did he do that!? Great;;;;

    Marc Spelmann is the kind of bloke who can enter a revolving door behind you and come out ahead!

    ENJOY!!

    https://1funny.com/amazing-heartwarming-magic/

     
  • lczarnik 09:24 on September 15, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Cats & Dogs 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 23 May 2015 at 06:09
    Subject: Cats &Dogs

    https://1drv.ms/f/s!AqEOLiTwYPTMg75n-ChBkkf20bgpGA
     
  • lczarnik 08:30 on September 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Only in This Part of the World 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & Barbara
    Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 at 00:25
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: FW: Only in This Part of the World

    https://1drv.ms/p/s!AqEOLiTwYPTMg71NRGeA-CijPaORQA

     
  • lczarnik 08:06 on September 6, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    when the boss is sick…… 

    Forwarded message
    From: Colleen
    Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 at 07:34
    Subject: FW: when the boss is sick……

    This is from one of my direct reports … cute eh?

    C

    From: Alastair
    Sent: Wednesday, 2 April 2008 3:42 PM

    Quite amusing…..Colleen we all play Golf!!!!

    https://1drv.ms/v/s!AqEOLiTwYPTMg7oo67feHUNupjBFmA

     
  • lczarnik 17:00 on August 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Who I Am Makes A Difference 

    Forwarded message
    From: sam
    Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 at 06:52
    Subject: Who I Am Makes A Difference

    “Who YOU are makes a Difference”

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  • lczarnik 16:02 on July 29, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Lucky July 

    Forwarded message
    From: Ken W
    Date: 29 July 2018 at 01:29
    Subject: Fwd: Lucky July

    Subject: Lucky July

    This July is the only time you will see this in your lifetime.

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7

    8 9 10 11 12 13 14

    15 16 17 18 19 20 21

    22 23 24 25 26 27 28

    29 30 31

    The month of July this year will have 5 Sundays, 5 Mondays and 5
    Tuesdays.

    This happens once every 823 years.

    The Chinese call it “pocket full of money” and suggest you send this message to all your friends and within 4 days, the money will surprise you.

    Based in Feng Shui, those who do not forward this message can lose a great opportunity.

    You never know …

     
  • lczarnik 06:30 on July 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Peinture sur mains (Painting on hands) 

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    From: Luana
    Date: 30 September 2008 at 02:00
    Subject: Fwd: Peinture sur mains

    Handspainting.pps

    For online immediate viewing option, see –

    https://1drv.ms/p/s!AqEOLiTwYPTMgv0G_9WGGkH23Ca-Mg

     
  • lczarnik 06:11 on July 19, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Africa from above 

    Forwarded message
    From: Luana
    Date: 15 May 2008 at 00:53
    Subject: Fwd: [Fwd: [Fwd: Tr : TR : Tr : Fw: FW: TR: Africafromabove.pps]]

    Africafromabove.pps

    For online immediate viewing option, see –

    https://1drv.ms/p/s!AqEOLiTwYPTMgv0BXOM23qSB0jE_Ng

     
  • lczarnik 11:49 on June 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    PHOTOS STORED IN AN OLD BROWNIE CAMERA (History lesson) 

    Forwarded message
    From: Susan B
    Date: 30 July 2009 at 09:57
    Subject: PHOTOS STORED IN AN OLD BROWNIE CAMERA (History lesson)

    This is **not** true but I’m passing it on because the images are real and incredible but I wondered how one single person could get all of these images in so many places on one roll of film. so I researched…

    http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/p/pearl-harbor-photos.htm

    Susan B

    Fantastic photos taken 68 years ago — sent to us from my brother Ted Cowen in Arizona

    Some of you will have to go to a museum to see what a Brownie camera looked like.

    These photos are absolutely incredible….Read below the first picture and at the end…

    ATT00000

    PHOTOS STORED IN AN OLD BROWNIE CAMERA
    Thought you might find these photos very interesting; what quality from 1941.
    Pearl Harborphotos found in an old Brownie stored in a foot locker. and just recently taken to be developed..

    THESE PHOTOS ARE FROM A SAILOR WHO WAS ON THE USS QUAPAW ATF-11O.
    I THINK THEY’RE SPECTACULAR!
    PEARL HARBOR December 7th, 1941

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    Pearl Harbor
    On Sunday, December 7th, 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack against the U.S. Forces stationed at Pearl Harbor , Hawaii By planning his attack on a Sunday, the Japanese commander Admiral Nagumo, hoped to catch the entire fleet in port. As luck would have it, the Aircraft Carriers and one of the Battleships were not in port. (The USS Enterprise was returning from Wake Island, where it had just delivered some aircraft. The USS Lexington was ferrying aircraft to Midway, and the USS Saratoga and USS Colorado were undergoing repairs in the United States.)

    In spite of the latest intelligence reports about the missing aircraft carriers (his most important targets), Admiral Nagumo decided to continue the attack with his force of six carriers and 423 aircraft. At a range of 230 miles north of Oahu, he launched the first wave of a two-wave attack.. Beginning at 0600 hours his first wave consisted of 183 fighters and torpedo bombers which st ruck at the fleet inPearl Harborand the airfields in Hickam, Kaneoheand Ewa. The second strike, launched at 0715 hours, consisted of 167 aircraft, which again struck at the same targets.


    At 075 3 hours the first wave consisting of 40 Nakajima B5N2 ‘Kate’ torpedo bombers, 51 Aichi D3A1 ‘Val’ dive bombers, 50 high altitude bombers and 43 Zeros struck airfields and Pearl Harbor Within the next hour, the second wave arrived and continued the attack.
    When it was over, the U.S.Losses were:

    Casualties
    USArmy: 218 KIA, 364 WIA.
    US Navy: 2,008 KIA, 710 WIA.
    US MarineCorp: 109 KIA, 69 WIA.
    Civilians: 68 KIA, 35 WIA.


    TOTAL: 2,403 KIA, 1,178 WIA.

    . . . .
    Battleships
    USS Arizona (BB-39) – total loss when a bomb hit her magazine.
    USS Oklahoma (BB-37) – Total loss when she capsized and sunk in the harbor.
    USS California (BB-4 4) – Sunk at her berth. Later raised and repaired.
    USS West Virginia (BB-48) – Sunk at her berth. Later raised and repaired.
    USS Nevada – (BB-36) Beached to prevent sinking. Later repaired.
    USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) – Light damage.
    USS Maryland (BB-46) – Light damage.
    USS Tennessee (BB-43) Light damage.
    USS Utah (AG-16) – (former battleship used as a target) – Sunk.
    . . . .

    Cruisers
    USS New Orleans (CA-32) – Light Damage..
    USS San Francisco (CA-38) – Light Damage.
    USS Detroit (CL-8) – Light Damage.
    USS Raleigh (CL-7) – Heavily damaged but repaired.
    USS Helena (CL-50) – Light Damage.
    USS Honolulu (CL-48) – Light Damage..
    . . . .

    Destroyers
    USS Downes (DD-375) – Destroyed. Parts salvaged.
    USS Cassin – (DD -3 7 2) Destroyed. Parts salvaged.
    USS Shaw (DD-373) – Very heavy damage.
    USS Helm (DD-388) – Light Damage.
    . . . .

    Minelayer
    USS Ogala (CM-4) – Sunk but later raised and repaired.
    . . . .

    Seaplane Tender
    USS Curtiss (AV-4) – Severely damaged but later repaired.
    . . . .

    Repair Ship
    USS Vestal (AR-4) – Severely damaged but later repaired.
    . . . .

    Harbor Tug

    USS Sotoyomo (YT-9) – Sunk but later raised and repaired.
    . . . .

    Aircraft

    188 Aircraft destroyed (92 USN and 92 U…S. Army Air Corps.)

     
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