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Anne Beckman (#47930718)
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Tom "Homer" W.
Hi Ann ~ sorry it took so long in answering your last message, a very interesting one. Had to deal with the death of my wife's mom and making room for our one granddaughter as she is moving back in with us to start her graduate school here in Indianapolis. She just graduated from Purdue with a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, with a minor.... She had a tough four years but is very smart and dedicated to her mission in life.
Your hubby gave you a great 50th birthday, good for him! Soon as we were 18 we hit the bars in Cincinnati (back when they served 3.2 beer to 18 year olds) but I never drank beer or alcohol of any kind for good reasons but my buddies all drank and NEVER ridiculed me because they counted on me to get them home safe. Anytime our gang wanted to go blast they'd grab me to be the driver and the bartender always looked weird at me when I ordered a 'straight Coke on the rocks' and that's a true statement. My daughter was a licensed bar tender and working nights, I would stop by the motel bar that she served drinks at and spend time with her at the bar. We had some wonderful talks together and rides on my Harley. She'd set me up with a Coke and patrons probably thought I was a dirty old man drinking rum & coke and flirting with the bartender as my daughter was beautiful and wore shorts at her job. Her boss always thought I was just a customer, ha.
I agree with you about this younger generation and they have no knowledge of WWII or Korea or for that matter, even Vietnam. They have no comprehension of the sacrifices made for the benefits that they enjoy today and that most of this world doesn't have. I think I have to blame that on the schools. I was raised up during WWII and remember the Gold Stars in the windows (two brothers that lived on our small street were killed on the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor) and remember well Korea and so many were killed in that stinking North Korea! I do not even want to discuss Vietnam and the other wars we've been involved in. But, Ann, the YMCA was across the street from my public grade school and the YMCA had an indoor rifle range and with a note from my parents and $.50 cents I would spend an hour shooting a .22 Savage Target rifle at the range and nobody was up tight about guns, after all, it was the M1, the .30 caliber Carbine, the Thompson sub-machine gun, the BAR, the 1911 -A1 and even the WWI 1903 Springfield that kept the Nazis and Japs from defeating us. I remember kids bringing in their dads hunting or military weapon for Show and Tell. I personally shot my .22 pistol at the indoor range at John Marshall High School in Indianapolis back in the low 1980's! Now they teach kids that guns are bad , not the criminals that use them - what a crock! If it wasn't for guns we'd be talking in German or Japanese or possibly not alive to talk? Kids today are not getting taught the history they should be and those in charge are not learning from the lessons of history. Well, can you tell where I stand with the Second Amendment to our Constitution that our leaders completely ignore and worse yet, do not support and defend our Constitution as they took an Oath of Office to do. I want to thank you for your support of our veterans and for being a teacher which must be rough at times for you. Back when I was in HS every morning we'd stand and say the Pledge of Allegiance in homeroom class and a student was drawn from a volunteer group of students to say a prayer over the PA system and we considered it an honor to be chosen for that morning's prayer. If there were students that were not Christian, no problem, they simply did not have to participate in the prayer. Well, Ann, that's enough of my rant -ha- but you know where I am coming from... back when things made a lot more sense - dare I say - the good old days? Catch ya later, alligator, after while crocodile - Tom

Added by Tom "Homer" W. on Jul 09, 2014 8:59 PM
Mario Miranda
RE: Your Message To Bert Lahr- in TWofOZ, I LOVE him, also!
Hello Anne, Thank you for taking the time to read and reply to the message I left for Mr. Lahr. I enjoyed reading your reply. I feel exactly the same way. When I'm feeling down, I know I can always watch Bert and the laughter will ease my sadness. May he know just how much he is loved and appreciated. Thanks again. :)
Added by Mario Miranda on Jul 09, 2014 9:52 AM
Tom "Homer" W.
RE: Reply to Your Mesage,and God Bless You, Always!
Anne~thanks for the reply and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I remember when I was a kid I couldn't wait to be 13 and a 'teenager'! Then I couldn't wait to be 16 to get my driver's license... Then couldn't wait to be 18 to join the service without my parents permission and did join! And then to be 21 to go to bars (I always drank Cokes when my buddies all drank alcohol) and then I couldn't wait to be 25 so my car insurance cost would go down and that was the last time I wanted to be older but sure wish I was 50 again-ha! Bette Davis said, "getting old isn't for sissies", she got that right! HAPPY 50th birthday, Anne.
Added by Tom "Homer" W. on Jul 03, 2014 9:19 PM
Tom "Homer" W.
~~Frances Farmer~~
Anne - thank you for your kind note and I am glad that you were able to visit her resting place. The first time I went to the cemetery to visit her I went to the newer mausoleum first and searched the entire inside and didn't find her there and I leaned up against the wall and had my hand against the wall and looked and my hand was on the tomb of my old boss! That was a shock! I worked for him three different times over the years! But, I did find Frances in the other mausoleum and placed a small flag in her vase. I did, just several years before she died, sit next to her at a bar (a PAL Club celebrity fund raiser event) and though she didn't seem to want to be friendly I couldn't help but notice how beautiful she was even with a few lines in her face showing her age, she was gorgeous! I wished that I had said "hello" to her but I could tell she wanted to be left alone with her drink and I respected that. Also, I met Dan Blocker (Hoss on Bonanza) and he was such a friendly, great guy and just like he was on TV. He had a beautiful young wife and he was so down to earth! And I met MacDonald Carey, too! Remember him? Happy 4th of July - God bless our women and men in uniform.
Added by Tom "Homer" W. on Jul 03, 2014 4:22 PM
Palm Springs Girl
RE: Your Beautiful Happy Easter to Bob Hope
Dear Anne,
Thank you for your kind note. It's nice to know that there are still people out there (besides myself, my family, and church) who celegrate Easter!

I'm glad you liked the graphic I left for Bob Hope. To save it to your Find A Grave scrapebook, just left click on the image, then click "save to my scrapebook." That's how I've gotten most of my images. It seems other people are much beter at finding them than I am.

I had to do it a couple of time before I got the hang of it! I hope this helps.

Thank you again for contacting me and if thee is anything else I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. I hope you have a wonderful day.

Palm Springs Girl
Added by Palm Springs Girl on Apr 30, 2014 11:11 AM
theresa wilson
RE: kindness
hey Anne, Thank for your reply. I only found out today (by accident) that I had a message from you, I was surprised and grateful, That any communication was possible, I Pray this message finds you doing better. :) Sincerely Theresa
Added by theresa wilson on Mar 23, 2014 6:14 PM
theresa wilson
Thank you for your kind words on my brother dennis. I pray that your said you have cancer, I pray the Lords Healing Hand is upon you always. LoL Theresa Wilson
Added by theresa wilson on Mar 23, 2014 3:53 PM
Bennett Turk
RE: You Are Such A Good Soul!
Dear Ms. Anne Beckman,
Thank you very much for your very kind, nice e-mails! It was a wonderful pleasure to read them. May the Lord God Christ Jesus Bless you and yours in each and everything that you do, always and forever!
Very truly yours,
Added by Bennett Turk on Mar 09, 2014 7:03 PM
Joe D.
I also am a huge fan of Eric Carr. I was visiting his memorial and read your message to him. I just want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
May God bless you, may he keep you, and always know you are never alone.

Added by Joe D. on Nov 10, 2013 8:52 PM
Glenda Emerson
RE: Dear Anne,
So happy to hear from you and that you're doing so well. Happy New Year to you also dear Anne!

Blessings to you,
Added by Glenda Emerson on Jan 23, 2013 8:15 AM
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