Friday, June 02, 2017

~~ Friday’s Hunt v.3.22 -- "V" is for ...

Friday's Hunt for the week of June 2nd:  (1) Starts with V;  (2) Week's Favorite; and (3) Inch

(2) Week's Favorite:  My very favorite was the Clafouti aux Cerises (French for Cherry Custard Cake) that Mrs. Jim made.  First on the left is my plate before three dips of Blue Bell Vanilla ice cream.  Sooo good!!  You can click on the recipe for a larger size viewing.  You may have to also raise your computer Zoom level.  I constantly run mine at 125% because my glasses are not strong enough for the normal computer screen printing.


(1) Starts with "V":  Veteran starts with "V".  This picture is of my Honorable Discharge copied.  The copy is 55 years old and has endured a flood in our home. [click it for a larger view] The original has my full name and Service Number.  I was in the U.S. Army for five years, all except two weeks for processing was spent in Texas.  Eight weeks Basic Training in Fort Hood and the rest at Fort Bliss, Texas (El Paso). 

I was drafted and then after my two years I was without a job because of a recession when my first discharge came, I reenlisted for three more years.  One year of that being for the NIKE Hercules Fire Control Maintenance course of 43 weeks plus two more weeks for MOI (Methods of Instruction) which was my Instructor Training course and an additional week for a course in Television Instruction and Production.  My practice TV course was on "How to Ride a Vespa Motor Scooter".  The NIKE course was all about electronics and trouble shooting. 

With my electronics Army training and experience I was qualified for a Field Engineer job with the Philco Corporation's Tech Rep Division.  I worked this job for 17 years,.  When I left Ford Motors had bought them out and I was a Senior Aerospace Engineer at NASA.  It also gave me the electronics education I needed for an Amateur Radio station operation.  I have been a Ham Radio person not for 57 years (K1TLT--Amateur Extra Class).

Incidentally though I was a college prof for 22 years the Army MOI and the TV Instruction course were all the teaching classes I have ever had.  Besides the college I volunteer taught Sunday School classes for over 30 years.  My NASA and Army time was also in training.  At New Hampshire my job for three years was teaching Air Men how to operate and maintain the equipment at the satellite tracking. 

At NASA it was teaching and training Astronauts and Flight Controllers their roles using flight simulators.  During missions I had a position of Electrical Control or Environmental Control in the back room and keeping the Skylab Flight Control Room "ECom" appraised of whichever system I was monitoring and offering "suggestions" as to what actions if any were needed in these areas. 

(3) Inch:  This and 14 more frozen Six Inch "Galaxy Butter Croissants" were part of Karen and KP's Mother's Day present for Mrs. Jim.  We have been enjoying these, there are still several left.  They came frozen unbaked so they are extra fresh.

Older 2006 pictures [ ] My ex-blogging friend, Ralph Link ], made the suggestion back then to always include a ruler in pictures where its size is important.  I did the ruler with the giant toadstool that Adi found. (Adi died in 2013.  She was my best beagle dog friend) It was the giant cow pie that he suggested I include the ruler.  It was about ten inches across.
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The Fine Print: - Teresa of Eden Hills, (click) is running this meme, Friday's Hunt.
Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Friday Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm."

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