STATUS QUOtes — 20190220

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“The path of a single person can be difficult but the results of what they do can be great [ed].” — Adam Wisniewski

“We all need to have a creative outlet – a window, a space – so we don’t lose track of ourselves.” — Norman Fischer

“Trust is like that. You can break it for a good reason. But it still remains broken.” — Harlan Coben, Hold Tight

“Why is it that night falls but day breaks?” — George Carlin

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20190219

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” — Muhammad Ali

“Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.” — Adele Brookman

“There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men.” — Billy Graham

“Opinion is that exercise of the human will which helps us to make a decision without information.” — John Erskine

 

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Photography: My Shot — Wild Burros at Lake Pleasant – Morristown, AZ

We decided to take a hike at Lake Pleasant to see if we could locate the wild burros that reportedly live there. As we travel along the highways, we see signs to watch out for the burros, but we have never seen one.

The park has a Wild Burro Trail so naturally we decided this would be our target destination. Lucky for us we were less than ten minutes into the hike when we spotted a lone burro. Upon further exploration, we came across the tres amigos (three friends) pictured here.

So…there really are wild burros at Lake Pleasant!



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Metadata

File Name: IMG_1103_r.tif
Capture time: 10:44:14 AM
Capture date: Feb. 15, 2019
Exposure: 1/400 sec @ f/5.6
Focal Length: 79mm
ISO: 80
Camera: Canon PowerShot AS590 IS
Lens: 4.3-215mm
Edited in Lightroom/Photoshop

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STATUS QUOtes — 20190218

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Money is much more exciting than anything it buys.” — Mignon McLaughlin

“The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.” — Alexis de Tocqueville

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” — Martin Buber

“The first time Adam had a chance, he laid the blame on woman.” — Nancy Astor

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20190217

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“They condemn what they do not understand.” — Cicero

“In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing change – breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.” — Susan L. Taylor

“Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.” — George Washington

“Hypochondria is the one disease I haven’t got.” — David Renwick

 

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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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