I can’t remember what got me thinking about this the other day, but this was one of my family’s favorite programs when I was a kid.It turns out the first episode, along with other episodes, is in on YouTube.
Archive for the ‘Family History’ Category
“The Rat Patrol – – The World War II North African missions of an Allied commando patrol squad of the Long Range Desert Group.”February 25, 2017
A history of the SR-71, which has always been a favorite of my father.
THE SAC MENTALITY: THE ORIGINS OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE IN STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND, 1946-1962 by Melvin G. DeaileFebruary 18, 2017
Today I discovered this Ph D dissertation available online. My father was a B-47 pilot in the Strategic Air Command. Our 1958 Chevrolet family car bore SAC decal in the upper corner on the driver’s side – – it was there from when my father was stationed at March Air Force Base. I’m glad I found this resource, and am looking forward to reviewing in the future.
Quoted on page 32 of You Can Write Your Family History by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack.
I gave my parents a Redbox gift card for Christmas. This gift card is used by making online reservations at a specific kiosk and then picking up the DVD at the kiosk. This requires setting up a Redbox account, entering the gift card information in the account, and associating a credit card with the account (the credit card has to be swept at the kiosk when pickup up the DVD). All of that is done, but I’m also helping my parents reserve DVD’s, and am making them aware of films on Redbox they may want to see.
Below are films for my parents to consider for this week, linked to the redbox.com wepage for the film (which typically includes descriptive information and a video preview). My criteria (which I apply with some flexibility) for films making this list are: 1) available in DVD format (my parents do not have a Blu-ray player); 2) rating of PG-13 or lower; 3) IMDb rating of about 6.5 or higher (with a significant number of viewers); 4) subjective assessment of whether the film would potentially appeal to my parents.
I’ll try to update this weekly – – I understand Redbox updates its portfolio of available films at 12:00 am each Tuesday.