Power-hungry rulers have used War for centuries to gain status and riches.

In the United States, politicians have sent young people off to War around the world for the sake of freedom. Political reasons and personal gain have also prompted decisions to send troops into harm’s way.

The modern US politician started to use a simple thing called lies to gain and hang onto power. How can a lie be disproved? They are using their right to free speech to destroy the freedom of the nation. That is not a game, it should be considered Treason. The New Age politician doe not want any opposition, he now uses lies and changes laws to hold power.

I would recommend the movie “We Were Soldiers” to all politicians who never served in the military of the United States, or fought to protect our freedom of speech.

We Were Soldiers (2002) Official Trailer #1 – Mel Gibson Movie HD – Bing video


Handy ‘Space Age’ Stuff


How old do you have to be before you can learn how to use “self-locking” bags and “handy wrap?”

Many cases have been reported of people being found after they were missing for days. They were so tangled up in their plastic wrap they couldn’t call 911.

Do you see any magic?

This morning I put something that I thought was worth keeping in a magic bag. I pulled the slider too hard. It came off the end of the bag. What to do now? I spent about 10 minutes trying to put that sliding mechanism back on the end of the thing. My balance is awful, so I was leaning heavily on the kitchen counter. It would not go back on. They did not make it to do that!

As I got ready to give up, I had a brain Flash, Farction, or something like that. Like a small dazzling lightning bolt, “Walla” cut the corner of the bag on an angle. The corner got trimmed. I got that nasty little plastic slide thing back on the bag, and it even worked. In my moment of Glee, I almost lost my balance and went over backward.

The slider did work, but I stopped before it got clear to the end, not wanting to do a repeat performance. A clothespin on each end or one in the middle would help, but I guess that would be high-tech stuff.

When they come to take me away, it will most likely be from the kitchen.


This gold mine of information about the hobo should be a part of our educational system. It is pages of American history that should be cherished and remembered. My two brothers and I visited the hobo’s camped along the Sioux River at Watertown, South Dakota, in 1950. We often brought them some produce from our big garden. The three of us worked the garden each day before doing anything else. They were a good bunch of people trying to make their way after circumstances and the world let them down. Some of them shared their stories with us. Lisa Hix, I enjoyed reading your historical work.

Don’t Call Them Bums: The Unsung History of America’s Hard-Working Hoboes | Collectors Weekly



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I Love You

“Ole and Lena had been married seven years. Lena was getting worried that Ole might be getting the seven-year itch. She thought he was cheating on her. Lena says to Ole, “You never tell me you love me. Is there someone else?” Ole replies, “When we got married, I told you I loved you. If I ever change my mind, I’ll let you know.”

The three little words “I Love You.” They are words some people find almost impossible to say, yet others say them each time they see each other.

We never know if we will see each other again, so that is a good idea.
I love all of you.

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.