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Frugal Buy: Reconditioned Large Screen TVs

Harold, Editor-at-Large

Recently, since our tragic loss of our comfortable home in the middle of the winter with temps in the teens, three foot snowdrifts and both of us just two days out of the hospital, some of the sympathy has turned to envy, with...

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Arson! Our Prayers Go Out To Harold

Bev’s Note: Harold (The Chronicles of Harold and more on the search menu) has been suffering through multiple operations for cancer. And his wife has also had health problems...

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Forgotten Knowledge on Canning – Harold

By Harold, Editor At Largecauldron

When I was just three years old, we moved from a house in our little home town to a larger home on one acre of ground on the outskirts, about a half mile walk...

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Back in the States Again – The Chronicles of Harold

The Chronicles of Harold

By Harold, Editor At Large

Back in the United States

Skunked Again

After getting back from my second tour of duty in Korea and coming home to a rejoyous reunion with my wife and son, I went to pick of my car that was stored a...

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Back to Korea Again – The Chronicles of Harold

The Chronicles of Harold

By Harold, Editor At Large

Back to Korea Again

I left Catherine and Linda with their other sister, Barbara and her husband, and journeyed to California where I flew out of Travis Air Force Base across the Pacific, with severa...

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Getting Acquainted with Firearms My Ancestors Used

 Kentucky Rifle  with caption

Getting Acquainted With Firearms My Ancestors Used

By Harold, Editor-At-Large

During the early days of our country times were difficult, especially if you lived in the frontier portions of the country which was Western Virginia, Western Maryland, ...

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A Return to the Uniform for Better (I Hoped) or Worse – Part 2 of 2

Oh13G in MASH paint scheme - 4077

Oh13G in MASH paint scheme – 4077

The Chronicles of Harold

By Harold, Editor-At-Large

A Return to the Uniform for Better (I Hoped) or Worse

Part 2 of 2

Chances to Fly

orange airplainWhile in the Unit there were a number of pilots who were constantly coming and goi...

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A Return to the Uniform for Better (I Hoped) or Worse – Part 1 of 2

De-Havalland US Army 6A Beaver

De-Havalland US Army 6A Beaver

The Chronicles of Harold

By Harold, Editor-At-Large

A Return to the Uniform for Better (I Hoped) or Worse

Part 1 of 2

With a baby on the way and no job, we discussed my re-enlistment...

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Jailed Tomatoes

Jailed Tomatoes!

Jailed Tomatoes!

By Bev,

"Earl" begging. "Pearl" is outta sight for now.

“Earl” begging. “Pearl” is outta sight for now.

Harold and I have been chatting about his “tree rat” problem. Since he loves his wife, he has agreed not to dispose of her “pets”.

But they have devastated his tomatoe plants...

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True Romance Enters My Life – Part 2 of 2

 

The Chronicles of Harold

By Harold, Editor-At-Large

True Romance Enters My Life – Part 2 of 2

 

Married

Accordingly we were married at my parent’s house in the woods on the eighth of November the month following...

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True Romance Enters My Life – Part 1 of 2

The Chronicles of Harold

By Harold, Editor-At-Large 

True Romance Enters My Life 

One evening the neighbor boy and I loaded a lawn mower in the trunk of my car to deliver to some of their family friends, a widow with three girls, (one married) who ...

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A Sad Return to an Unwelcome Homecoming

The Chronicles of Harold

By Harold, Editor-At-Large

A Sad Return to an Unwelcome Homecoming

I returned to my home of record because that is where the Army shipped my excess belongings and I knew I had to be there when they arrived or my brother would...

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A Weary Warrior Returns Home – 4 of 4

Redstone Arsental Building

Redstone Arsental Building

Leaving the Army

My ETS date arrived and I never was so glad to shed the army olive drab and beat a

Nike Zeus 1

Nike Zeus 1

retreat for a new location. The Sgt...

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A Weary Warrior Returns Home – 3 of 4

A Weary Warrior Returns Home – 3 of 4

by Harold, Editor at Large

Redstone Arsenal Main Gate 1964

Redstone Arsenal Main Gate 1964

Classified Courier

The Motor Sergeant was a genial old E5 with whom I got along just fine...

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A Weary Warrior Returns Home – 2 of 4

Still Not Wanted!!

by Harold, Editor-at-Large

After a trip that became more pleasant the farther south I went, I arrived at redstone arsenalHuntsville, Alabama, where the Arsenal reputedly was.  At the gate I was turned away.  I was not wanted and had no clearances...

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A Weary Warrior Returns Home – 1 of 4

A Life Begins Again I Thought I Had Left Behind 

by Harold, Editor at Large

After a long, tedious journey stuck in the hold of the Gen. Billy Mitchell wandering the South Pacific, nineteen days later, we sailed in under the Golden Gate...

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List of “Harold” posts……

Editor-at-Large Harold has become a favorite here at SCP. He has written about his life experiences and that which made him who he is today. Through the good times, and the bad – he has survived...

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Harold’s “Raised Bed” Gardens

Harold's "raised bed" garden.

Harold’s “raised bed” garden.

By Harold, Editor-At-Large

Here are some pictures of my raised bed garden.

Note bracket for tomato support.

Note bracket for tomato support.

I just made the two brackets to hold the tops of the tomato stakes and I am still so unsteady on my feet th...

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Life’s Lessons: A Little Exercise in Emergency Bugging Out

Woods in Winter

Woods in Winter

By Harold, Editor-At-Large

July 4th every tenth year, we have a family reunion on my Dad’s side of the family...

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The Chronicles of Harold: Korea 8 of 8

The Chronicles of Harold

Korea: First Tour 8 of 8

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Change to the 1st Calvary Division

By Harold, Editor-At-Large

korea 26We cruised along on an even keel from then on through several field exercises  and one day while I was repairing a korea 24line that crossed a s...

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The Chronicles of Harold: Korea 7 of 8

The Chronicles of Harold

Korea: First Tour 7 of 8

QM in the field

Finally, A Friend

By Harold, Editor-At-Large

When the Captain ordered me to pick up the new recruits, I asked him, “How many are we getting?”korea 12

He said, “Four of them.” 

korea 14I got in my three qua...

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The Chronicles of Harold: Korea 6 of 8

The Chronicles of Harold

Korea: First Tour 6 of 8

QM commo in the field

Radio School

By Harold, Editor-At-Large

I went into radio school and had learned Morse code and I was still working on qualifying as a radio technician, whichAN_GRC9_Radio_Transceiver required the ability to actually build ...

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The Chronicles of Harold: Korea 5 of 8

The Chronicles of Harold

Korea: First Tour 5 of 8

Home_Sweet_Home_Korea_1957

Cryptographer in the Communications Section

By Harold, Editor-At-Large

The Captain then explained that due to my scores on the aptitude test they figured I had the ability to learn most QM  commo sectionanything an...

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The Chronicles of Harold: Korea 4 of 8

The Chronicles of Harold

Korea: First Tour 4 of 8

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Motor Pool

By Harold, Editor-At-Large

Shock upon shock to discover that the big GMC dual wheeled tandem axled trucks had an automatic transmission inkorea 6 them, so I had to learn how to drive all over a...

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The Chronicles of Harold: Korea 3 of 8

The Chronicles of Harold

Korea: First Tour 3 of 8

24th_Replacement_Company

Arrival at the 24th QM Company

By Harold, Editor-At-Large

korea 4We arrived and after in processing and barracks assignment we returned to the orderly room where a PFC gave us a walking tour of the area...

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