Title: incredible video footage
AFarCry - May 1, 2010 10:25 PM (GMT)
This is 16mm color (not "colorized") footage, that you may not have seen, of carrier
action in the Pacific.
There wasn't much color shot in the '40s - extremely expensive then, with a complicated and exacting processing process. Enjoy... http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=9dR3h2HdnBQ
Chuckgrmi - May 2, 2010 03:16 AM (GMT)
It ought to be manditory viewing in school.
I personally believe that the kids in school with all their vertual video games and even some of their parents don't have a clue about the real world sacrifices these men and women made.
seaotter - May 6, 2010 11:38 AM (GMT)
Love to see vintage footage of this kind.
Leep - May 6, 2010 05:49 PM (GMT)
I love that stuff.....
Three days ago my Dad's best friend died..He was the same age as my Dad and Dad would have been 87 also if he had lived...
Paul "Spook" Dickson......He was awarded 5 bronze stars and the French Cross.Only two of which were won from men from our home town...I just mailed a Sympathy card yesterday to the family..Spook has/had old movies of my Dad and myself from 40 years ago playing the guitars and singing..He and my Dad and other friends played music for many years..
I took my Dad to visit Spook everytime I went back home and when my Dad was failing I helped him walk up the walk and sit down in the swing as he and Spook and his wife visited with each other..
I took Dad there just days before he died and , on a whim because Dad said, "Hell boy there is never anyone at the VFW any more let's just go on down home."
But it was on the way and as we drove over the bridge we could see the parking lot was almost full...I helped my Dad out and held his arm as we walked up the steps and rang the bell..It buzzed us in and Dad shook off my arm and said, "I'm all right boy" , with the help of his cane which I know have, walked tall into the bar..A chorus of "RAGS" rang out as many of Dads friends were there and he couldn't buy a beer as long as we were there. Course two or three were all he had an appetite for anymore but his friends either came down to talk a minute or yelled the length of the bar down at him..It is my best memory of that terrible time in my life as a few days later I lost the most important person in my life..
I still miss him but now I know he and Spook are upstairs tuning up their guitars and meeting all their friends that went before them...
It's funny..I believe and I am a Christian..And I know that someday I will see them all again..But I miss my Dad everyday..As I do my Mom and Brother and sister...A lot of really good uncles and aunts and cousins too as I reflect on this...
The next life is going to be really something... :ThumbsUp: :D
(As soon as I get there Chuck I'm gonna find that big book and erase all the stuff in there about you... :D :D :ROFL: :ROFL: )
AFarCry - May 6, 2010 08:48 PM (GMT)
They are smiling down at you, Leep. Here's one I really like... ( quick commercial at the beginning but ignore that)
Leep - May 6, 2010 10:29 PM (GMT)
What a great song and an even greater smile.....
I spent a lot of years on stage like Toby there with some great musicians behind me and beside me..
I have memories that sustain me through some pretty bad times...
I love a sax and the few times I had one in the band made me happiest in my music and the sound..We also had Eddie Kissel on the Hammond organ..What a great talent..He also played the piano...Rich Leyo, my drummer and great friend.He made us laugh so hard sometimes we cried...All the while hiding that great hurt and sadness he lived with always..My brother Jeff..A great guitarist and bass player..A really great backup singer and a damn good lead singer in his own right..But, but not as good as his big brother... :D
Several good bass players...Bill Edwards....And Denny who always called me Normie.... :dunno: :D One named Jim High....he and his friend and sometimes lead player who showed us where he got his name..man, dang van filled at the top with smoke and not the kind my brother and I ever wanted to smell... :D :dunno:
We stood in front of 5000 people one summer day and took the day from the highly anticipated main event..it got to the point where those supposed to be better than us or any other local talent would not play if "Nite Life" was on the ticket...We were the original..
I stood on the stage of the original "Grand Ol Opry" as flashbulbs went off all around me as I sang my Mothers favorite song "Danny Boy" knowing it would not fly as well as the more traditional "country" songs..Even though I received a long round of applause..But, I had just lost my Mom and I promised her, sitting atop of the Big Horn Mountains in the middle of a bad snow storm, that I would sing it for her anyway.
I've seen old men stand clapping with tears running down their cheeks when I sang that song, so how could I not sing it for my dear Mom....
My memories of my time on stage doing what I did best with my friends and my family standing with me are some of the best memories I'll ever have...
And, If I ever get this dang last cd finished I'll see to it everyone here who desires one will receive one..I guess I can still make the music..
I forget sometimes the thrill I got performing in front of alive audience and how much I miss that interaction and yes that applause and that affirmation that I do have a certain gift..For I certainly never did anything to either deserve it or bring it about..
Thanks Don for that video...How wonderful to be liked/loved that much by your peers and your friends...Sometimes I really miss it..
Chuckgrmi - May 6, 2010 11:38 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Leep @ May 6 2010, 12:49 PM)|
| (As soon as I get there Chuck I'm gonna find that big book and erase all the stuff in there about you... :D :D :ROFL: :ROFL: ) |
You better not...Because it's all good stuff.
I would do the same for you if I beat you.
But they don't make erasors that big.
HunterFisher - May 7, 2010 12:31 PM (GMT)
Great video, Don. Thanks for sharing it. :ThumbsUp:
Leep, the Good Lord has given you a special talent. You don't know how much I enjoy the CD you sent, Cari and I. Really looking forward to your new release. Keep up the good work, bud. :ThumbsUp: