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(50) USAF National Museum & Squier Cabronita Paint Job

Hello folks, It’s been quite some time since I’ve logged a blog entry.  I’ve been through quite a bit the last few years as I’ve transitioned from a gainfully employed soldier to a medically retired and disabled veteran.  Still getting acclimatized to the new lifestyle, but figured it would be beneficial for me to continue … Continue reading »

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(49) Guitar Archaeology – Cowboy Jake’s 1947 Silvertone Archtop

If you read my last blog about the story of my father’s first guitar, and my quest to replace it, then you might have picked up on how that adventure sparked an interest in vintage guitars for me. As an admirer (and low-budget collector) of guitars, I had spent a lot of time scrubbing the … Continue reading »

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(48) Operation Rocket: A look back at our youth, and the things we cherish.

It all started when my father mentioned that the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis had a feature called “Guitars! Roundups to Rockers”. “More than 100 guitars—owned by greats including Roy Rogers, Charlie Christian, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Woody Guthrie, Buddy Holly, Les Paul and others—will be displayed together for the first time ever.” It will be … Continue reading »

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(47) Brown County Apple Butter Showdown

The weather forecast was predicting a weekend of rain. That didn’t stop Rachel and I from taking the opportunity of a shared weekend off to take the Trailmanor down to Brown County State Park for some change of scenery. This was our first trip to Brown County with the Trailmanor, and the first time I’ve … Continue reading »

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(45) 4th of July Celebrations were a blowout… and so was a certain Goodyear Marathon tire.

Just thought I’d chime in here with an update.  Had a blast this weekend camping at Grandpa Lahrman’s estate with the Trailmanor.  Headed up Saturday about noon and set up camp just a stone’s throw from the pond.  Some prime real estate for the upcoming weekend activities.  Sunday was the annual 4th of July party, … Continue reading »

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