Gas Pains

Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.

Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.

A Tosa Veteran

Family, From the Mailbag, Life In Tosa, McNultys, Veterans

March 18, 1943

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Consider Picking-up the Tab


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Les Terribles

32nd Division, Family, Les Terribles, Military History, Veterans, Wisconsin Army National Guard

Hostilities had already ended seven months earlier with an armistice agreement between the Allied nations and Germany.  It went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918 - Armistice Day - is generally regarded as the end of the war to end all wars. 

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Tracing the Footsteps

Family, History, Travel, Veterans, Walk Down Memory Lane

By now you know that Jill and I spent a couple of weeks in France.  Besides being the first two week vacation we've enjoyed in fourteen years it was also a pilgrimage of sorts - most of which I'll save to share another day.

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Decoration Day

Family, Memorial Day, Veterans

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5th, 1868 by National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic - General John Logan. 

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If Only The Dead Could Talk

Family, Military History, Veterans, Memorial Day, WWII, Normandy Invasion, 9th Infantry Division, Guest Post

Today is Memorial Day.

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A Couple of Tosa Veterans

Military History, Veterans

Normandy battlefield, June 1944 -

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Memorial Day With a Guest Post

Guest Post, Veterans

Today is Memorial Day.  The solemn occasion of remembrance for those who have died in military service. 

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Why Do Kamikaze Pilots Wear Helmets?

Family, Healthcare, Tosa Personalities, Veterans

Last Friday I was leaving the assisted living center for the first time through the front door.

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Veterans Day


A montage honoring America's veterans from WWI to the present day.  Vocals performed by Lee Greenwood...

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You Have Voice Mail

Veterans, Family, Tosa Personalities, Strange But True

My computers speak to me.

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Some Time Today Take a Moment to...


...thank a veteran for their service.  It is Veterans Day after all.

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Operation Overlord - A Tosan's Experience

Family, Personal, Tosa Personalities, Veterans

Today is the 64th anniversary of D-Day.

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Thank You Veterans


Memorial Day is more than just another day-off.

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