for American Legion Post #142; Hominy, Oklahoma.
>>>by Gary Lanham
Members attending last Thursday evening’s meeting were greeting by something new at the Post. Some anonymous person (s) donated the materials and laborer to install a new storm door at the entrance to the Hut! During the course of the meeting with the usual cast of characters: Commander Jim Frazier asked that if anyone was aware of who the mysterious donor was, please extend a big thank you on behalf of the Post. I feel certain that happened.
Jim went onto update everyone saying the American Legion State Adjunct promised information, schedules and priorities that came out of the Mid-Winter Conference in OKC very soon.
I always noticed, since the weather turned chilly, that Dick would come in with layered apparel. This is a smart move for anyone that knows how weather can turn hot to cold and then back again in Oklahoma. I always noticed among the layers an OD (Olive Drab) wool shirt, collarless and button up in there. Very stylish I thought “Does Dick shop at Old Navy?”. Charles O’Leary informed me that this piece of apparel was issued during the Korean conflict! I recently read an article in the “American Legion Magazine” that said that despite the government’s claim that American military clothing would be made in America there is still a flood of Chinese product being issued to our current G.I.s. I remember before I retired from service being issued the most bizarre pair of combat boots. There was no leather, and on inspection I found they were made in China. I pulled out my old beaten up standard combat boots and took them to a local craftsman. He completely restored them and that took me to my retirement. Dick’s apparel is a compliment to the American worker of that day who took pride in their workmanship, like Dick Pope it still serves. No offense to any local Hominy residents of Chinese descent.
Charles also reminded everyone that precautions are important during this terrible flu season. Be careful in crowded places like stores where others may be coughing, and especially be careful that even money exchanges at the counter could carry germs. He noted that most Wal-Mart’s now have disinfectant tissues dispensers at the entrances.
Just a reminder our regular meetings are the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 1900 hours (7:00 PM) and our Monday morning Koffee Klatch meetings (when the forecast is above freezing) over biscuits and gravy (or waffles) where we keep up on each other’s mischievous doings run generally from 7 am to 9 am . We will be anticipating updates on the Mid-Winter Conference from our Post Commander.