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NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS FOR BUD’S “One Man’s Opinion”

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 20:33:58 +0000

We have changed our website for Bud Brewer’s “One Man’s Opinion” column.  If you would like to read current posts, bookmark this URL address. http//www.budbrewer-onemansopinion.com  

LIVING IN THE 20TH CENTURY-CHAPTER 8

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:08:42 +0000

Becoming a Twosome Bud: When I returned to the Bachelor Officer Quarters and told everyone I was engaged, my roommate said Holy Cow! My friends said, “we realized you were serious about Dottie but you have only known her for a month or two”.  I said, sometimes you just know the deal is right and […]

LIFE IN THE 20TH CENTURY CHAPTER 5

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 23:15:59 +0000

Becoming a “Cal Bear” In 1947 following the trials and tribulations of driving the B-19 across the country, I got a temporary job as “swamper” on a Delivery Truck at Abbey Rents.  Abby Rents was the largest renter of Party equipment, hospital equipment, chairs, and tables for special events. Each day I would join a big, […]

LIFE IN THE 20TH CENTURY-CHAPTER 6

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 06:04:57 +0000

Korean War. For those of us who survived World War II, it was quite natural to live in the belief that the Political leaders of America knew what was best for American citizens and most certainly those citizens of the rest of the World.  Half of the World’s population, or even more, survived the experience […]

LIFE IN THE 20TH CENTURY-CHAPTER 7

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 07:00:23 +0000

Korean War, (continued)  Imagine fighting a war in a place so inhospitable that the weather and terrain are every bit as hostile as the enemy. Imagine fighting a war amid towering, snow-clad mountains, deep in enemy territory at the end of a narrow, winding, icy road that is the sole link to your base of […]

LIFE IN THE 20TH CENTURY Chapter 4

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 04:25:05 +0000

The Turning of the Tide. After hearing about how the American Marines were being pushed back in the Pacific and how the British and French armies were being pushed back in Libya toward El Ale Main, Egypt, it seemed to most of us that Britain would soon be invaded and our last critical location to […]

LIFE IN THE 20TH CENTURY, Chapter 3

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:10:54 +0000

The War   My sister, Barbara Henderson wrote a history of the World War II years in three chapters some number of years ago to have a record for her children and grandchildren so they would learn how things were during that time.  I have taken several excerpts from those files and added them in […]

LIFE IN THE 20TH CENTURY Chapter One

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:01:01 +0000

A series of stories and some experiences for sharing with our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Life is Good! In September of 1935, at the age of 5, I was enrolled in Kindergarten at the Oneonta Grammar School in South Pasadena.  My family lived at 1124 Beach Street in the left side of this 1200 […]