STATUS QUOtes — 20190216

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” — Dali Lama

“My experience of the world is that things left to themselves don’t get right.” — Thomas Henry Huxley

“You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” — Shonda Rhimes

“When I fly I always fly first class. Not the whole way but just ’til they kick me out.” — Pauly Shore

 

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A Soldier’s Son – Introduction

 



Martin C. Ross’ final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery

My father was a soldier and he loved the army. He was a gritty guy and had little or no fear. This isn’t to say he was mean or aggressive; he wasn’t. He had a big heart and he was kind and generous.

My grandparents were Polish/Russian immigrants who came to America in the early 1900s to have a better life. They didn’t have it easy. As Jewish immigrants they faced much antisemitism and discrimination.

Over time, they learned English although they continued to speak Yiddish at home. During the depression my father spent time in a place he told me was an orphanage. He was forced to live away from his parents and family. He never forgot this chapter of his life and it had a profound effect on him.



My father Martin Ross and my mother, Beatrice have dinner – circa 1952

As a small child, all I knew was that my father was a soldier. I have to say that he wasn’t the only one in the army. We were all “in the army.” My mother had to put up with a lot as my father went off to war in Korea and left us at home. This wasn’t the only effect the army had on our lives. Like many military families, we moved quite a bit. It seemed to me it was every three or four years.



My father Martin Ross’ photo shortly after retiring from the Army in 1960

My father amassed a large number of military photographs during his career as a soldier. The reason I am starting this series is to share pictures I have related to life in the army, China during World War II, the Korean War and related topics. I have no children and these archives will be “tossed” when I die. I am hoping to share these with those who may be interested in military history or life during these eras.

The offerings in this series will not have any specific organization. I will publish the photographs and whatever notes are on the pictures as I get to them.

To start the series, I offer the following…

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When my father was in China and Burma (now Myanmar) during World War II, entertainers would visit the troops from time-to-time to help them get a bit of relief from the wartime drudgery. Joe E. Brown (1891-1973) was a popular comedian and movie star. He was a very talented expressionist who would make faces with his rather large mouth.

Here is a picture of Joe E. Brown entertaining the troops in China. Notice the picture of Chiang Kai-shek behind him.



Joe E. Brown entertaining the troops in China during World War II



Notation on the back of the above photograph written by Martin C. Ross

Brown was accompanied by Harris Barris** who also appears in the picture above as well as the picture below which shows the two men mixing with the troops after the performance.



Harry Barris and Joe E. Brown mingling with the troops after the performance

* “Chiang Kai-shek, also known as Generalissimo Chiang or Chiang Chungcheng and romanized as Chiang Chieh-shih or Jiang Jieshi, was a politician and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975, first in mainland China until 1949 and then in Taiwan until his death. – Via

** “Harry Barris was an American popular singer and songwriter, and is one of the earliest singers to use “scat singing” in recordings. Barris, one of Paul Whiteman’s Rhythm Boys, along with Bing Crosby and Al Rinker, scatted on several songs, including “Mississippi Mud,” which Barris wrote in 1927″ Via

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STATUS QUOtes — 20190215

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Every man prays in his own language.” — Duke Ellington

“May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.” — Irish Blessing/Toast

“Ego says: ‘Once everything falls into place, I will find peace.’ Spirit says: ‘Find peace and everything will fall into place.'” — Unknown

“Have you ever taken something out of the clothes hamper because it had become, relatively, the cleanest thing?” — Katharine Whitehorn

 

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STATUS QUOte Picture Quote – 20190214

Today’s STATUS QUOte Picture Quote



Every day is Valentine’s day when you are in the right relationship.

 

Picture Via Google Plus

 
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STATUS QUOtes — 20190214

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“The heart wants who the heart wants. We can’t help that.” — Abbi Glines

“I wish you sunshine on your path and storms to season your journey. I wish you peace in the world in which you live… More I cannot wish you except perhaps love to make all the rest worthwhile.” — Robert A. Ward

“Retribution often means that we eventually do to ourselves what we have done unto others.” — Eric Hoffer

“I was going to join the debating team, but somebody talked me out of it.” — Stewart Francis

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20190213

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Knowing how to let go is a process of accepting.” — Debasish Mridha, M.D.

“There is a wide difference between the original thinker and the merely learned man.” — Arthur Schopenhauer

“Strange, the things you noticed when your day—your life—suddenly went over a cliff you hadn’t even known was there.” — Stephen King, The Outsider

“Mosquitoes remind us that we are not as high up on the food chain as we think.” — Tom Wilson

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20190212

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“I come in peace, but mean business.” — Janelle Monáe

“The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not and never persist in trying to set people right”. — Hannah Whitall Smith

“A very new friend is a new adventure…the start of new memories.” — Patrick Lindsay

“Everyone has a right to be stupid. Some just abuse the privilege.” — Dave Barry

 

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Photography: My Shot —Deer Mountain Peak, RMNP, Colorado

My wife and I enjoy hiking and every year we take two significant hiking vacations. During these hikes or treks, I enjoy taking photographs of the scenery, nature and other interesting finds.

The hike to the top of Deer Mountain, Rocky Mountain NP, was somewhat difficult in parts, especially the last ascent with a steep upward grade. The view from the top was striking although the day was overcast and the colors subdued.

Nevertheless, I captured the streaks of light coming from the sky, piercing the clouds and hitting the Moraine Park area. The picture captures the mood.



I thought perhaps since the tonal values were not intense that it might be better depicted in a black and white rendition. As you can see, the subtle color of the streaks of light become lost as they blend in with the surrounding monochromatic tones. What do you think?



Longs Peak is almost directly north, far off in the distance of the leafless tree on the ledge. Here is a closeup of Longs Peak.



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Metadata

File Name: DSC_1031-2.tif
Capture time: 11:04:48 AM
Capture date: Sept. 16, 2016
Exposure: 1/80 sec @ f/25
Focal Length: 21mm
ISO: 100
Camera: Nikon D3300
Lens: 18.0 – 55.0mm f/3.5-5.6
Edited in Lightroom/Photoshop

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STATUS QUOtes — 20190211

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“We live at the edge of the miraculous.” — Henry Miller

“History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to b surprised yet again.” — Kurt Vonnegut

“I think it’s brought the world a lot closer together, and will continue to do that. There are downsides to everything; there are unintended consequences to everything. The most corrosive piece of technology that I’ve ever seen is called television – but then, again, television, at its best, is magnificent.” — Steve Jobs

“This contract is so one-sided that I am surprised to find it written on both sides of the paper.” — Francis Raymond Evershed, British judge

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20190210

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Failure is not fatal but failure to change might be.” — John Wooden

“Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work.” — Aldous Huxley

“The ability of discerning high quality unavoidably implies the ability of identifying shortcomings.” — Edsger Dijkstra

“I have nothing but troubles with my car. Every Sunday I take my family out for a push.” — Rodney Dangerfield

 

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