MarkofPlainfield

I'm a Libertarian, devoted husband, and lover of Yuengling beer - not necessarily listed in order of importance.
amaleia-rose:

“What if a weeping angel fell in love with a human, but she could never touch or talk to him, and just followed him around all day. And then, just once, she followed too close, and accidentally touched him, and this was the result.”

amaleia-rose:

“What if a weeping angel fell in love with a human, but she could never touch or talk to him, and just followed him around all day. And then, just once, she followed too close, and accidentally touched him, and this was the result.”

(via doctorwho)

obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: JJ and Moll Kramer

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Inseparable in life and death: Couple married for 73 years, then died just 48 hours apart
His name was John Jacob Kramer, but Moll, whose full name was Molly Rusonick, called him JJ for short. JJ was a part-time milkman, back when there was such a thing, paying his way through the University of Toronto’s pharmacy program in the 1930s by delivering fresh bottles of the good stuff to cottages around Lake Simcoe, about an hour northeast of Toronto.

His favourite summer destination was Bell Ewart, a quaint little crossroads where JJ would invariably dawdle on his daily route in the hopes that Moll’s mother might invite him inside for some cake and cookies and conversation with her daughter.

The cake and cookie courtship blossomed. In 1939 there was a wedding, then a honeymoon in Miami where the newlyweds — JJ with his rakish-looking Clark Gable moustache and Moll with her twinkling Betty Grable eyes — posed for goofy photographs, promising to pack as much into life as they possibly could.

Somehow, they did. They were married for almost 74 years. They died in early December, just 48 hours apart. (Courtesy of Kramer family)

President Obama picking some more winners!

President Obama picking some more winners!

Biddeford Pool, Maine 1907

Biddeford Pool, Maine 1907

World’s Largest Tricycle, Concord NH 1900

World’s Largest Tricycle, Concord NH 1900

obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day (Historical): Rear Admiral Isaac Kidd (1941)

Rear Admiral Isaac Kidd died on the bridge of the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was the highest ranking officer killed that day. A 1906 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Admiral Kidd was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his service on that day. His citation reads as follows:

For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and complete disregard of his own life, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. Rear Adm. Kidd immediately went to the bridge and, as Commander Battleship Division One, courageously discharged his duties as Senior Officer Present Afloat until the U.S.S. Arizona, his Flagship, blew up from magazine explosions and a direct bomb hit on the bridge which resulted in the loss of his life.

Admiral Kidd was the first flag officer killed during World War II but even more signficantly he was the first to be killed by a foreign enemy in the history of the U.S. Navy. The admiral was honored by having three separate destroyers, between 1943 and 2007, named for him. His son, Isaac Kidd, Jr. was commissioned as an ensign only twelve days after his father died. The son, like his father, also became an admiral, retiring in 1978.

Random note: Fifteen men were awarded the Medal of Honor for their heroic actions during the Pearl Harbor attack. The other fourteen are Captain Mervyn Berrion (USS West Virginia, posthumously), Lieutenant John Finn (Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay), Ensign Francis Flaherty (USS Oklahoma, posthumously), Lt. Commander Samuel Fuqua (USS Arizona), Chief Boatswain Edwin Hill (USS Nevada, posthumously), Warrant Officer Thomas Reeves (USS California, posthumously), Ensign Herbert Jones (USS California, posthumously), Lieutenant Jackson Pharris (USS California), Machinist Donald Ross (USS Nevada), Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Robert Scott (USS California, posthumously), Chief Watertender Peter Tomich (USS Utah, posthumously), Captain Franklin Van Valkenburg (USS Arizona), Seaman 1st Class James Ward (USS Oklahoma), Commander Cassin Young (USS ; OOTD featured a member of his crew in October 2011).

Sources: wikipedia.org and www.homeofheroes.org

(Image of Rear Admiral Kidd courtesy of www.findagrave.com)

obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day (Historical): Rear Admiral Isaac Kidd (1941)

Rear Admiral Isaac Kidd died on the bridge of the USS Arizona during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was the highest ranking officer killed that day. A 1906 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Admiral Kidd was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his service on that day. His citation reads as follows:

For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and complete disregard of his own life, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. Rear Adm. Kidd immediately went to the bridge and, as Commander Battleship Division One, courageously discharged his duties as Senior Officer Present Afloat until the U.S.S. Arizona, his Flagship, blew up from magazine explosions and a direct bomb hit on the bridge which resulted in the loss of his life.

Admiral Kidd was the first flag officer killed during World War II but even more signficantly he was the first to be killed by a foreign enemy in the history of the U.S. Navy. The admiral was honored by having three separate destroyers, between 1943 and 2007, named for him. His son, Isaac Kidd, Jr. was commissioned as an ensign only twelve days after his father died. The son, like his father, also became an admiral, retiring in 1978.

Random note: Fifteen men were awarded the Medal of Honor for their heroic actions during the Pearl Harbor attack. The other fourteen are Captain Mervyn Berrion (USS West Virginia, posthumously), Lieutenant John Finn (Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay), Ensign Francis Flaherty (USS Oklahoma, posthumously), Lt. Commander Samuel Fuqua (USS Arizona), Chief Boatswain Edwin Hill (USS Nevada, posthumously), Warrant Officer Thomas Reeves (USS California, posthumously), Ensign Herbert Jones (USS California, posthumously), Lieutenant Jackson Pharris (USS California), Machinist Donald Ross (USS Nevada), Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Robert Scott (USS California, posthumously), Chief Watertender Peter Tomich (USS Utah, posthumously), Captain Franklin Van Valkenburg (USS Arizona), Seaman 1st Class James Ward (USS Oklahoma), Commander Cassin Young (USS ; OOTD featured a member of his crew in October 2011).

Sources: wikipedia.org and www.homeofheroes.org

(Image of Rear Admiral Kidd courtesy of www.findagrave.com)

On Castration - Imgur

On Castration - Imgur

Something you don’t see every day… Geronimo driving a motor car, 1905 - Imgur

Something you don’t see every day… Geronimo driving a motor car, 1905 - Imgur