Lake Norden SD USA Swedish Covenant Church

The Covenant Church original location was on the N/E side of Lake John.

The church was moved into town in 1908 with four steam engines . Charlie Wayrynen operating the first one and Louie Hendrickson the second.
The last meeting in the old church building.

Groundbreaking for the new building.
The new Evangelical Covenant Church Lake Norden SD USA.

Charlie Wayrynen turning virgin sod in Dakota Territory.

Bangkok and Don Muang Royal Thai Air Force Base

Bangkok – Wikipedia 

Don Muang Royal Thai Air Force Base – Wikipedia 

“In November 1961, four RF-101C reconnaissance aircraft of the 45th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron stationed at Misawa ABJapan, and their photo lab arrived at Don Muang under “Operation Able Marble”. The RF-101s were sent to assist RTAF RT-33 aircraft in performing aerial reconnaissance flights over Laos. “That was our secret mission to Thailand.” Leland Olson: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

Category:Vietnam War in 1961 – Wikimedia Commons

Top two pictures on left was our work area. Top right Ferris Anderson at barracks,   

Bottom right Salvatore Pusateri at the Marble Temple. Bottom left Capitol area. 

Top two was our work area. Bottom left temple of Gold Buddha and Lee at barracks.  

Bottom right another temple.  

temple of golden buddha wat traimit – Bing 

Leland waiting to enter the temple. The light was so poor my camera didn’t work well, they discouraged photos. 

Leland 1961

A nice little bug infested klong ran past our quarters. It was usually full of snakes the same as our outside

showers and toilet. The mess tent was at least several hundred yards away.

Served warm in quart bottles, that 11% beer was made for short parties

Statue Of King Vajiravudh

The famous Thai Dancers.

Temples everywhere.

Westmont Village

Westmont Village Riverside California 

Riverside CA Senior Living | Westmont Village | Compass Rose ( 

Pastor Don Bowers will officiate the Sunday church service at Westmont Village on March 7th, 2021. He also plans to sing an old Burl Ives favorite, “The Big Rock Candy Mountain.” 

Pastor Don Bowers | Cucamonga Christian Fellowship ( 

‘Big Rock Candy Mountain’ Burl Ives – Bing video