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Friday, May 23, 2008


As a weekender, I understand the behaviors of your nieghbors. However since reading your journal and others, I have developed a new appreciation of enjoying nature, peace and serenity :)

Howard the bird pictures are great.
Howard I clicked on your Rotten Neighbor site and I can't beleive you have this on your web-site. It is nothing but trash for sure.


With Google Adsense we have no way of knowing which ads are going to pop up. They scour our page content and the ads are then supposed to be relevant to that content.

I have noticed when I use the word "neighbor" in an entry, that particular ad you are speaking of pops up. But then it is usually is replaced automatically by more relevant ads.

However, I do have the ability to block certain URLs from our website. Therefore, I have blocked that site from showing up on our pages. It may take a few hours for the filter to take effect.

I never have clicked on the ad, but I agree it is not something we want on our sites.

Hi Howard

Very well spoken..."it's not worth getting worked up about. Indulge our neighbors for a little while."

Can't wait to sell this house and RELAX!......WOW!

Paul Weaver

As you say my friend, "take a little time to remember why we have a Memorial Day".

I read this poem each year at this time “The Young Dead Soldiers” by Archibald MacLeish.

Think about what the poem tells us and possible ways to live up to the sacrifice. You might also think about the sacrifices that other people have made for you.

THE YOUNG DEAD SOLDIERS DO NOT SPEAK Nevertheless they are heard in the still houses: who has not heard them?

They have a silence that speaks for them at night and when the clock counts.

They say, we were young. We have died. Remember us.

They say, we have done what we could but until it is finished it is not done.

They say, we have given our lives but until it is finished no one can know what our lives gave.

They say, our deaths are not ours: they are yours: they will mean what you make them.

They say, whether our lives and our deaths were for peace and a new hope or for nothing we cannot say: it is you who must say this.

They say, we leave you our deaths: give them their meaning: give them an end to the war and a true peace: give them a victory that ends the war and a peace afterwards: give them their meaning.

We were young, they say. We have died. Remember us.

I would like to remember and honor the men of Project Heavy Green who died in secrecy in a secret war not so very long ago:

At Muong Phalan, Laos Lima Site 61 - call sign “Sweet Rasher” on Christmas Day 1967:

Peter W. Scott
John D. Morris

Reno Capone, Reno Capone this is Sweet Rasher – Over and out.

At Phou Pha Thi, Laos Lima Site 85 - call sign “Selfish Finger” on March 11th and 12th, 1968:

Henry G. Gish
Don F. Worley
James H. Calfee
James W. Davis
Clarence F. Blanton
Richard L. Etchberger
Donald K. Springsteadah
Patrick L. Shannon
S. Don Worley
Herbert A. Kirk
Melvin A. Holland
Willis R. Hall

Reno Capone, Reno Capone this is Selfish Finger – Over and out.

You will find their names on The Wall at the Vietnam Memorial.

40 years ago in September the remaining survivors returned to America. They landed in San Francisco and went into the men’s room of the airport, changed from their uniforms into civilian clothes and went their separate ways with no fanfare, no honors, and no recognition.

And contrary to the myths perpetrated by the media and the liberal elites of this country they rejoined society; they contributed to this nation in all the ways deemed honorable. They were not homeless bums, they were not drug addicts, and they were not killers and murderers. They were just what they were before they joined the military to serve their country; Americans.


I want to thank Richard for one of the most thought-provoking comments I've read in a long time. Thank you, Richard for your service. In peace or in war, I am always proud of those American's who serve in the military.

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