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Photos Hidden in a Trunk for 71 years….

These pictures are not professionally made, nor are they ‘Photo-shopped.’
The sacrifices of our elderly are told here with comments to assist comprehension.

Photos Hidden in a Trunk
for 71 years

Great pixs. Hard to believe they were just recently found in an old foot locker and were able to be developed.

Japanese Kawanishi H8K seaplane after strafing. Kwajalein

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1910 Ford

1910 Ford

Make sure you read all the statistics under the photo.

This has only been 102 years ago…Amazing!!!

http://www.conceptcarz.com/view/photo/81566,6976/1910-Ford-Model-T_photo.aspx

Show this to your friends, children and/or grandchildren!

The year is 1910, over one hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes!

Here are some statistics for the Year 1910:

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The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

Fuel for this car was sold in drug stores only.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!

The average US wage in 1910 was 22 cents per hour.

The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.

Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION!

Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as ‘substandard.’

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.

The five leading causes of death were:

1.. Pneumonia and influenza

2, Tuberculosis

3.. Diarrhea

4.. Heart disease

5.. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars.

The population of Las Vegas Nevada was only 30!

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn’t been invented yet.

There was no Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write and only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A.!

I am now going to forward this to someone else without typing it myself.

From there, it will be sent to others all over the WORLD…all in a matter of seconds!

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.


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Very Rare old photos

Very Rare old photos

During the Apollo 16 mission, Charles Duke left a family photo on the moon that was enclosed in a plastic bag.

Vought F4U Corsair crashes on the deck of a carrier when the arresting gear failed. Most likely sometime during WW2 in the Pacific Theater.

John F. Kennedy at NASA’s Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in 1962.

The following photo is believed to be the last photo ever taken of the RMS Titanic before it sunk in April 1912.

1884 De Dion, Bouton et Trepardou Dos-à-Dos is the oldest running car on the planet. It was the first car to participate in an automobile race.

This photo was taken in space right after World War II (1946). A team of soldiers and scientists used a German-made V-2 missile equipped with a camera to capture this shot. Making it the first photo in space.

Douglas MacArthur signing the official Japanese surrender instrument aboard the USS Missouri, 1945.

Hitler inspecting the massive 800mm “Schwerer Gustav” railway gun from afar. It was the largest-calibre rifled weapon ever used in combat, and fired the heaviest shells of any artillery piece.

George S. Patton‘s Dog, Willie, mourning his best friend on the day of his death.

Joseph Goebbels on his wedding day. Hitler was his best man and can be seen behind him in a trench coat and top hat.

George Armstrong Custer and some of his fellow soldiers, during the American Civil War.

Howard Carter, an English archaeologist, examining the opened sarcophagus of King Tut.

An RAF pilot getting a haircut while reading a book between missions.

Manfred von Richthofen, aka “The Red Baron”, petting his dog on an airfield.

Samurai. ~ 1860 – 1880

A team of SAS soldiers in North Africa, 1943.

Soviet soldiers stop for a break in 1945 on the outskirts of Berlin.

Tsar Nicholas II goofing around with his friend in 1899.

Walt and Roy O. Disney on the day that they opened the Disney studio. Beside them are their wives and mother.

John Young and Charles Duke training for the Apollo 16 mission in the New Mexico desert.


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Vodka Christmas Cake Recipe

I love to make this every year and I don’t even drink anything with alcohol ion it. HIC HIC I sure am glad this recipe has only vodka in it and not something wth alcohol ion it. jp

Dear Friends,

· Once again this year, I’ve had requests for my Vodka Christmas Cake recipe so here goes.

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· Please keep in your files as I am beginning to get tired of typing this up every year! (Made mine this morning!!!!)

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· 1 cup sugar,

· 1 tsp. baking powder,

· 1 cup water,

· 1 tsp. salt ,

· 1 cup brown sugar,

· Lemon juice,

· 4 large eggs,

· Nuts,

· 1………bottle Vodka,

· 2 cups dried fruit.
Sample a cup of Vodka to check quality
Take a large bowl, check the Vodka again to be sure

· it is of the highest quality then Repeat.

· Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.

· Add 1 teaspoon of sugar. Beat again.

· At this point, it is best to make sure the Vodka is still OK. Try another cup just in case.

· Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 eegs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.

· Pick the fruit up off the floor, wash it and put it in the bowl a piece at a time trying to count it.

· Mix on the turner.

· If the fried druit getas stuck in the beaterers,

· just pry it loose with a drewscriver

· Sample the Vodka to test for tonsisticity.

· Next, sift 2 cups of salt, or something.

· Check the Vodka. Now shit shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.

· Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink.

· Whatever you can find. Greash the oven.

· Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over.

· Don’t forget to beat off the turner.

Finally, throw the bowl through the window.

Finish the Vodka and wipe the counter with the cat.

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Something mystical & magical between the Red & Rio Grande Rivers

Have you ever looked at a map of the world? Look at Texas for just a minute. That picture, with the Panhandle and the Gulf Coast, and the Red River and the Rio Grande is as much a part of you as anything ever will be. As soon as anyone anywhere in the world looks at it they know what it is. It’s Texas. Pick any kid off the street in Japan and draw him a picture of Texas in the dirt and he’ll know what it is. What happens if I show you a picture of any other state? You might get it maybe after a second or two, but who else would? And even if you do, does it ever stir any feelings in you?

In every man, woman and child on this planet, there is a person who wishes just once he could be a real live Texan and get up on a horse or ride off in a pickup. There is a little bit of Texas in everyone.

Did you ever hear anyone in a bar go, "Wow…so you’re from Iowa? Cool, tell me about it?" Do you know why? Because no one gives a crap about Iowa! (IOWA = Idiots Out Walking Around, or I Owe the World an Apology)

Texas is the Alamo. Texas is 183 men standing in a church, facing thousands of Mexican nationals, fighting for freedom, who had the chance to walk out and save themselves, but stayed instead to fight and die for the cause of freedom.

We send our kids to schools named William B. Travis and James Bowie and Crockett, and do you know why? Because those men saw a line in the sand and they decided to cross it and be heroes.

John Wayne paid to do the movie himself. That is the Spirit of Texas.

Texas is Sam Houston capturing Santa Anna at San Jacinto.

Texas is huge forests of Piney Woods like the Davy Crockett National Forest.

Texas is breathtaking mountains in the Big Bend.

Texas is the unparalleled beauty of bluebonnet fields in the Texas Hill Country.

Texas is the beautiful, warm beaches of the Gulf Coast of South Texas.

Texas is the shiny skyscrapers in Houston and Dallas.

Texas is world record bass from places like Lake Fork.

Texas is Mexican food like nowhere else, not even Mexico.

Texas is the home to Fort Worth Stockyards, Bass Hall, the Ballpark in Arlington, and Reliant Stadium too.

Texas is larger-than-life legends like Michael Debarked, Denton Cooley, Willie Nelson, Buddy Holly, Gene Autry, Audie Murphy, Tommy Lee Jones, Waylon Jennings, Janis Joplin, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Landry, Darrell Royal, ZZ Top, Eric Dickerson, Earl Campbell, Nolan Ryan, Sam Rayburn, Howard Hughes, George H. W. Bush, Lyndon B. Johnson, and George W. Bush. And let’s not forget KING GEORGE STRAIT!

Texas is great companies like Dell Computer, Texas Instruments and Compaq, Bell Helicopter and LOCKHEED MARTIN AEROSPACE, Home of the F-16 Jet Fighter and the JSF Fighter. Texas is NASA.

Texas is huge herds of cattle and miles of crops.
Texas is home to the most amazing sunsets of gold over an empty field.

Texans have pride like no others.

Texas is hundreds of deer running around neighborhoods and fields.

Texas is skies blackened with doves and fields full of deer.

Texas is a place where towns and cities shut down to watch the local high school football game on Friday nights and for the Cowboys on Monday Night Football, and for the Night In Old San Antonio River Parade in San Antonio.

To drive across Texas is to drive 1/4 the way across the United States.

Texas is ocean beaches, deserts, lakes and rivers, mountains and prairies, and modern cities.

If it isn’t in Texas, you probably don’t need it.

Everything IS bigger in Texas!

No one does anything bigger or better than it’s done in Texas.

By federal law, Texas is the only state in the U.S. that can fly its flag at the same height as the U.S. flag. Think about that for a second. You fly the Stars and Stripes at 20 feet in Maryland, California, or Maine, and your state flag, whatever it is, goes at 17 feet. You fly the Stars and Stripes in front of Klein Oak High or anyplace else at 20 feet, the Lone Star flies at the same height – 20 feet. Do you know why? Because it is the only state that was a Republic before it became a state.

Also, being a Texan is as high as being an American down here. Our capitol is the only one in the country that is taller than the capitol building in Washington, D.C. and we can divide our state into five states at any time if we wanted to! We included these things as part of the deal when we came on. That’s the best part, right there.

Texas even has its own power grid!! … Did I mention it is the live music capitol of the world?

If you are a REAL TEXAN, you don’t need to be told to forward this email.

All Beauties: Detroit Iron

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These vehicles are from a time when automobiles were really the "King of the Road". Perhaps they were a bit too large but they were really beautiful, not like today when everything looks like a egg without any chrome. I may be old fashioned but, chrome, even if it is a plastic substitue, still makes a car look expensive and it is always nice for a car to have some "nice" lines, not just a slab side. Also it would be an improvement to have white wall tires again. And so it goes.

How in the world did we ever park these beasts?

Here, take a look at When Detroit was in its Full Glory!


1956 Ford Thunderbird


1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible


1960 Plymouth Fury


1959 Chevrolet Impala 2Dr hardtop


1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria


1958 Cadillac Series 62 Sedan


1960 Lincoln Continental Mark V Four Door Landau


1957 Buick Roadmaster 2 Door Hardtop


1957 Lincoln Premiere four-door Landau


1959 Buick 2 Door Convertible


1959 Edsel Citation

Ford lost $350 million ($1.55 billion in 2009 dollars) on the Edsel venture.


1958 De Soto


1959 Mercury Colony Park Country Cruiser


1958 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special


1958 Dodge Custom Sierra


1949 Oldsmobile 88


1959 Ford Thunderbird Convertible


1949 Kaiser Virginian


1960 Imperial Crown Convertible


1953 Studebaker Commander


1949 Pontiac Four Door


1960 Chevrolet Impala Four Door Hardtop


1959 Mercury Four Door Hardtop


1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 Two-Door Sedan


1957 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser


1954 Mercury Sun Valley


1960 Chrysler Valiant


1960 De Soto Fireflite


1960 Chevrolet Corvair


1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz


1960 Mercury Colony Park Country Cruiser


1956 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe de Ville


1957 Dodge Royal Lancer


1960 Dodge Dart Pioneer


1957 Lincoln Premiere


1960 Dodge Polara Matador


1956 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible


1950 Studebaker Starlight


What a trip down memory lane!
Be sure to share with all your really old friends! (no offense 😉

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Goodbye COSTCO – Hello Wal-Mart > REAL LIFE INFO

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AMERICANS CAN NOW DETERMINE WHERE TO SHOP AND SPEND THEIR MONEY

Election Cycle political donations, as reported by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Shopping

Price Club/Costco donated $225K, 99% went to Democrats

Rite Aid donated $517K, 60% went to Democrats

Magla Products (Stanley tools, Mr. Clean) donated $22K, 100% went to Democrats

Warnaco (undergarments) donated $55K, 73% went to Democrats

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia donated $153K, 99% went to Democrats

Estee Lauder donated $448K, 95% went to Democrats

Guess, Inc. Donated $145K, 98% went to Democrats

Calvin Klein donated $78K, 100% went to Democrats

Liz Claiborne, Inc. Donated $34K, 97% went to Democrats

Levi Straus donated $26K, 97% went to Democrats

Olan Mills donated $175K, 99% went to Democrats

WalMart donated $467K, 97% went to Republicans

K-Mart donated $524K, 86% went to Republicans

Home Depot donated $298K, 89% went to Republicans, but still supports the GAY LIFE STYLE with a parade float.

Target donated $226K, 70% went to Republicans

Circuit City Stores donated $261K, 95% went to Republicans

3M Co. Donated $281K, 87% went to Republicans

Hallmark Cards donated $319K, 92% went to Republicans

Amway donated $391K, 100% Republicans

Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures) donated $283K, 100% Republicans

B.F. Goodrich (tires) donated $215K, 97% went to Republicans

Proctor & Gamble donated $243K, 79% went to Republicans

Spirits

Southern Wine & Spirits donated $213K, 73% went to Democrats

Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (incl. Beverage Business and considerable media interests) donated $2M+, 67% went to Democrats

Gallo Winery donated $337K, 95% went to Democrats

Coors & Budweiser donated $174K, 92% went to Republicans

Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel Wines, Lenox China , Dansk and Gorham Silver) donated $644 K — 80% went to Republicans

Hungry?

Sonic Corporation donated $83K, 98% went to Democrats

Triarc Companies (Arby’s, T.J. Cinnamon’s, Pasta Connections) donated $112K, 96% went to Democrats

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (chicken) donated $366K, 100% went to Republicans

Outback Steakhouse donated $641K, 95% went to Republicans

Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) donated $133K, 87% went to Republicans

Brinker International (Maggiano’s, Brinker Cafe, Chili’s, On the Border, Macaroni Grill, Crazymel’s, Corner Baker, EatZis) donated $242K, 83% went to Republicans

Waffle House donated $279K, 100% went to Republicans

McDonald’s Corp. Donated $197K, 86% went to Republicans

Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama Breeze) donated $121K, 89% went to Republicans

Heinz Republicans $64,000 Democrats $21,300! John Kerry’s wife’s company!!!

Traveling and/or dining

Hyatt Corporation donated $187K of which 80% went to Democrats

Marriott International $323K, 81% went to Republicans

Holiday Inns donated $38K, 71% went to Republicans

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