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05/25/20 10:28 AM #1396    

 

Michael Elliott

A good Memorial Day to all.  In honor of the holiday, I'm putting out my list of war films that were good enough to still be etched in my consciousness.  This is not a "ten best" list as the arena is so vast and ultimately the decision as to what to include is very subjective and personal.  Candidly there are several notable movies set in Vietnam that I have never seen and may not for various reasons.  Vietnam was our generation's major conflict and there is no way to sufficiently thank the classmates who served for their dedication, courage, and sacrifice in that war.  The two Vietnam films I did include are Go Tell the Spartans and We Were Soldiers.  

  • Paths of Glory
  • The Longest Day
  • Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
  • The Steel Helmet
  • Patton
  • Bridge Over the River Kwai
  • Go Tell the Spartans
  • Gettysburg
  • Gallipoli
  • We Were Soldiers

05/26/20 03:24 AM #1397    

 

Mitch Wise

I would include Glory and The Patriot  

 


05/26/20 09:01 AM #1398    

 

Charlie Groh

Mike, you forgot "Kelly's Heroes"!!!  I'd add A Pack of Lips Now just for the contrast with reality, Saving Pvt Ryan if anything just for the landing scenes...


05/26/20 09:04 AM #1399    

 

Greg Cook

Mike you hit me in my sweet spot.

In Harms Way (John Wayne)

Sands of Iwo Jima (John Wayne)

M*A*S*H

Apocalypse Now

Full Metal Jacket

Green Berets

Heartbreak Ridge

For our Navy Vets:

Midway

Run Silent, Run Deep

30 Seconds over Tokyo

I think I might have used up my character limit on this one and I'm sure I'll remember others as soon as I hit the submit button.


05/26/20 11:37 AM #1400    

 

Linda Wonn (Carpenter)

All good choices but for the impact of war, how about  The Best Years of Our Lives, the first major film to feature a double amputee from World War II. 


05/26/20 11:52 AM #1401    

 

Bobbie Bechtold (Ryan)

And I'll add From Here to Eternity and Good Morning, Vietnam. 


05/28/20 10:45 AM #1402    

 

Michael Elliott

Wow.  Great additions folks!  Charlie, I  just watched The Battle of the Bulge on TCM.  Movie wasn't great but Telly Savalas as a Sherman tank operator was outstanding, as always.  TCM followed this up with The Dirty Dozen.


06/11/20 07:34 AM #1403    

 

Greg Cook

A Senior's Version of Facebook:
For those of my generation who do not, and cannot, comprehend why Facebook exists, I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same principles.
Therefore, every day I walk down the street and tell passers-by what I have eaten, how I feel at the moment, what I have done the night before, what I will do later and with whom.
I give them pictures of my family, my dog and of me gardening, taking things apart in the garage, watering the lawn, standing in front of landmarks, driving around town, having lunch, and doing what anybody and everybody does every day.
I also listen to their conversations, give them "thumbs up" and tell them I "like" them.
And it works just like Facebook. I already have four people following me: two police officers, a private investigator, and a psychologist.

06/12/20 11:03 AM #1404    

Teddi Formerly Ted Gray

LOL. -Teddi.


06/12/20 11:10 AM #1405    

 

Linda Wonn (Carpenter)

This is Great!!!! And so true!!!!


06/12/20 04:01 PM #1406    

 

Jerry Labuda

Where's the like button Greg?


06/13/20 10:07 AM #1407    

 

Linda Marks (Bird)

Hilarious! I really needed a good laugh. Too much stress in my life right now.

06/15/20 11:38 AM #1408    

 

Debby Lahr

That is great.  I can just picture it.  Thank you.  As Linda said, I too can use a good laugh at this time.  


06/25/20 10:27 AM #1409    

 

Jerry Labuda

Can't believe it's been 55 years this month since we graduated from high school. Where did the years go. Congratulations to all my fellow Rebels out there for making it this far. I know that we're still under "social distancing", but some of us are getting together next Tuesday, June 30th at 9:30 AM at the Keno's on LaPalma just West of Magnolia for our monthly breakfasts to commemorate our 55 years. Keno's told us that we will be ready for our group to get together. Come join us and don't forget to bring your face masks. Hope to see you there.


06/26/20 01:30 PM #1410    

 

Debby Lahr

Would love to be there.  Maybe one of these days Maxine Woolsey and I will come down from Oregon and Idaho, to see her sister, and can join you.  


06/27/20 06:46 AM #1411    

 

Charles Harvey

Jerry I sure would like to be there and see my classmates. It has been 5 years since we met. Once it is safer to travel I surely want to travel and not be sequesterd in Omaha. It is a great place, but I need to see friends again. Have a great time.


06/27/20 08:05 AM #1412    

 

Greg Cook

To me good comedy always has bits of reality thrown in.




06/30/20 03:24 AM #1413    

 

Mitch Wise

 Love this film clip.  Helps overcome all the BS news repeated over and over.  Thanks Greg

 


07/25/20 08:24 AM #1414    

 

Greg Cook

Great Truths About Growing Old
1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
6) Time may be a great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

07/27/20 08:25 AM #1415    

 

Greg Cook

Most of the generation of 60+ were HOME SCHOOLED in many ways.
1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."
2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
3. My father taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"
4. My father taught me LOGIC.
"Because I said so, that's why."
5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

09/16/20 02:42 PM #1416    

 

Richard Faubion

Inspiring



 


09/28/20 08:58 AM #1417    

 

Greg Cook

Richard, that was truly inspiring!

Here's another video of IMHO the most beautiful protest song ever done flash mob style




09/28/20 06:24 PM #1418    

 

Linda Marks (Bird)

I loved this Richard. Thank you for sharing

10/06/20 05:44 AM #1419    

 

Mitch Wise

Love this,  thanks for sharing


10/28/20 04:03 AM #1420    

 

Mitch Wise

Good Luck to all of you living in the area affected by the fires around Irvine, YL, Brea, MV, etc.

 


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