Starting

Starting this place as a replacement for the group of Google Site pages I built. Google limits the storage to far less that I need, given the sizes of the pictures I’ve scanned and posted

Latest changes:

 

  • 09/09/2017 – Added the best pictures taken when Alex, Laura and Logan came to visit
  • 09/09/2017 – Added several galleries of pictures from our latest all tooo short visit to the Outer banks
  • 09/09/2017 – Added a page of pictures for Easter and the Gorman family visit
  • 09/09/2017 – Added pictured for our annual antique trip with Pat & Theresa
  • 12/15/2016 – Added a new gallery of pictures from Thanksgiving Dinner
  • 11/20/2016 – Completed my essay about Dad’s experiences in the Second World Way and all that I have been able to learn of his experiences. Something I am really pleased with and I hope he looks down with approval.
  • 10/20/2016 – I completed one of the most emotionally difficult essays on this site in the commentary on the song “I Won’t Back Down” by Johnny Cash.
  • 07/19/2016 – Added commentary related to “I learned the Hard Way Every Time” by Jim Croce
  • 07/16/2016 – Paul & Oscar host a BBQ
  • 07/09/2016 – Oliver spends the weekend and gets a new Bike
  • 06/15/2016 – Squirt went to sit on the lap of the Goddess last night….Gallery to follow. Leaves a really big hole in my life
  • 06/13/2016 – Add a review of the book “The Black Military Experience in the American West
  • 06/08/2016 – Added the pictures from our vacation in North Carolina
  • 05/24/2016 – Added 3 more picture Galleries in the 2016 series, Snow Storm, Oliver at Hockey and Finches on the deck
  • 05/03/2016 – Completed (thus far) my commentary associated with the song “Daughter of Mine
  • 05/03/2016 – Added a gallery for Oliver’s First Holy Communion
  • 05/03/2016 – Finally added my commentary of Clarence Thomas’ book “My Grandfather’s Son” which I read years ago and finally found the opportunity and time to add. Excellent read and I highly recommend it.
  • 04/25/2016 – Added a gallery of pictures from the deck, birds and squirrels
  • 04/22/2016 – Completed Where The Stars And Stripes and the Eagle Fly. This one has some video files included, a first so far.
  • 04/22/2016 – Added a review of the book Memoirs of a Slave Trader, Theodore Canot which I read some time back. Unvarnished history.
  • 04/18/2016 – Added a review of “The Alaskan Eskimos, Report of the Fifth Thule Expedition 1921-24
  • 04/17/2016 – Added a review of a short book titled “The Coming of Rome
  • 04/16/2016 – Added the placeholder and lyrics for the song “Jesus Take the Wheel” by Carrie Underwood…commentary to come later
  • 04/13/2016 – Add commentary on the song “The Boxer” by Simon and Garfunkel
  • 04/11/2016 – Added another song and it’s relevance to my life, Arron Tippin, Where The Stars And Stripes And The Eagle Fly with comments to come later
  • 04/10/2016 – Added another song to the Toa of LaDue, Hard Working Man by Brooks & Dunn; narrative completed.
  • 04/03/2016 – Added a review of the book “Sexuality & Marriage in Colonial Latin America
  • 03/27/2016 – Added a gallery of pictures from Easter Sunday with the Gormans
  • 03/26/2016 – Added a gallery of pictures from our trip to Sarasota
  • 03/26/2016 – Added the 4 galleries related to Mom & Dad’s 50th Wedding Anniversary
  • 03/26/2016 – Added another update to the Swann pictures, a bunch of random photos from a box
  • 02/09/2016 – Added a review of the book “Crow Planet“…stepping outside of my usual comfort zone
  • 02/07/2016 – Added another gallery of Swann pictures , Gallery 15
  • 02/06/2016 – Added another gallery of Swann pictures, Gallery 14
  • 02/04/2016 – Added a record and link to a page related to the 506th that includes Dad in the list of individuals in a parachute class at Fort Benning.
  • 02/02/2016 – Created a page titled Notes on World War 2 and the 101st Airborne Division as a part of the section dedicated to Bernard M. Swann. Adding notes from several book on the subject as I encounter them for future use and reference
  • 02/01/2016 – Commented on the book “How to be Right” by Greg Gutfeld
  • 01/30/2016 – Started the New Year with a new project: write a bit of an autobiography using some of my favorite songs as the vehicle to introduce an event or events. Location is temporary until I figure out how to rearrange some things. Currently located under “The Tao of LaDue“. Started with “Born To Be Wild”
  • 09/07/2015 – Added a review of The Anchor Bible “Book of Job
  • 08/22/2015 – Commented on a book titled “Cologne No. 10 For Men“, a novel about the Vietnam War
  • 08/22/2015 – Added a review of the book “When Books Went to War“, a gift from my daughter
  • 08/22/2015 – Added a review of the sagas “Gisli Sursson” and “The Saga of the People of Eyri”…how things never change.
  • 08/22/2015 – Added a review of “The Silencing” by Kirsten Powers
  • 08/22/2015 – Added notes associated with Volumn 4 of “Decline and Fall”. Continues to speak truths that are still relevant today and a warning of the consequences of ignoring those lessons
  • 08/22/2105 – Finished the review of “Alger Hiss – Why He Chose Treason”
  • 08/22/2015 – Added a few notes on “Plunder and Deceit” by Mark Levin
  • 05/24/2015 – Been a long time off, mostly due to the pressures of my job. Adding some pictures, starting with Christmas 2014
  • 01/01/2015 – Started adding new pictures
  • 07/14/2014 – Added pictures from June & July
  • 07/13/2014 – Finished volumn 3 of “Decline and Fall” and updated the commentary.
  • 05/11/2014 – All caught up with the pictures I’ve taken so far in 2014
  • 05/07/2014 – Added a new album to Dad’s album, this is for their 50th Wedding Anniversary
  • 05/04/2014 – I started adding pictures to the site as I take them off of the camera.
  • 04/20/2014 – I added “The Tao of La Due” page and put it in the top menu
  • 04/18/2014 – Have been adding to the Family Tree as it relates to Mom, Doris Kratz and her ancestors. Posted a few pictures of the tree, some 42 pages. on the Family Facebook page.
  • 04/16/2014 – Finished Volumn 2 of “Decline and Fall” and posted my comments on the page for that book. Started Volumn 3.
  • 04/03/2014 – Added a review of the book “Not Cool” by Greg Gutfield, interesting book…quite timely as well
  • 04/03/2014 – Cleared out some spam comments
  • 04/03/2014 – Spent most of my time working on the Family Tree and the Swann part of it
  • 01/06/2014 – Started a review of a new book I picked up while on vacation: “Alger Hiss-Why he chose Treason”. Not yet complete. Excellent read.
  • 01/06/2014 – I restructured the original home page of Grandpakewl.com so that it no longer references the old technical information and now has a list structure that points to the various sub-sites that I have been creating. A lot of work remains to be done here before it is really presentable but this is a start.
  • 12/03/2013 – I added a new update for Dad’s pictures. This one is an album from their 1984 trip to Ireland
  • 12/03/2013 – Added a new page for the pictures I took at the 50th reunion of my High School class.
  • 11/28/2013 – I added a new page to the events menu associated with our wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with the Gorman family. I think I have decided to use that menu more for family pictures.
  • 11/19/2013 – I added a new menu item “Decline & Fall” for my comments related to a rereading of the classic 8 volumn “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”. There is ample reason to see parallels with the Romans and the USA.
  • 10/8/2013 – Posted the availability of a new set of Dad’s pictures
  • 10/8/2013 – Added a few more book reviews.
  • 10/4/2013 – Added a new menu topic “Events & News” and the first entry there for Fred Tanner’s promotion ceremony
  • 9/1/2013 – Created a completely new site to keep track of family events. This is a new WordPress site at http://grandpakewl.com/timeline/
  • 8/12/2013 – Added Update # 11 to Dad’s site. This is an album with some wonderful pictures of Mom and very young cute kids.
  • 8/12/2013 – Added some missing links in the Part 6 – 10 menu
  • Added scans of the 4 Yearbooks from my years at St Leo College Preparatory School. This was done in advance of the 50th year reunion that was held in Orlando
  • Added a section for Vietnam
  • Added the scans related to the documents I retained from my Vietnam service into sections associated with the commands from which they originated
  • Added a 4 page “chronology” telling the story of my time in the U.S. Army. Illustrated with pictures I took while in the service. A long time in planning and something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time
  • Added a “gallery” to the Service chronology containing scans of documents and some pictures that did not fit into the general time scale
  • Revised the Swann pages to recover the 3rd page from the Cancun which was lost
  • Revised the menu scheme for the Swann pages to make it easier to use.
  • Updated the Yearbook section with references and links to the places where my picture shows up.

 

…a work in progress.

I can be contacted at grandpakewl@yahoo.com

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