Guardians of The Lambsfoot!

JohnDF

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Evening all, got a later start than I wanted here today. Great photos and stories from all!
Morning folks, I'm sure I'm not alone in having my thoughts preoccupied with events 75 years ago, and the bravery of those young men, many of whom would never grow old :( :thumbsup:

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Photo shows a group of young US airmen shortly before D-Day.

Here's a pic I posted in the EDC thread today :thumbsup:

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My maternal grandfather was part of the British D-Day forces. He was always making things. He made small 'Spitfires' out of old British ha'pennies with just a hacksaw and a pair of pliers. Usually he'd round the wings and make them look just like a tiny plane. The one in the photo above was made when he was old, out of a British decimal coin (2p), he didn't file the edges so that me and my brother and sister, who also got one, could see they were coins :)
Great way to honor them, Jack! Thanks for some family history and the photos! Cool coin/plane!:):thumbsup:
Kind of late, but you turn your back and it’s several pages past. I’m not a scholar, but I’ve read quite a bit about WW2. My Father was seriously injured as a Tanker, in the Battle of The Bulge, which after he passed, led me to read everything I could get my hands on.

The collective courage throughout the War is nothing short of astonishing. Speaking of the British People, who endured so many challenges from the start, and throughout the War, deserves much praise. Your Grandfather, being part of D Day, must have been a larger than life character. Making those beautiful planes was a great way of expressing his pride. Those mementos are precious, as is all life, which many gave to preserve our Freedom. Thank you to all who paid the ultimate price, or who survived to enrich our lives.
Sorry to hear about your father, Harvey! So many made such incredible sacrifices! Thanks for personalizing it.:):thumbsup:
I don't think I've seen Annette O'Toole since that Nastasia Kinski werpanther movie where the zoo employees all carried lambsfoots.
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"It's been so long, so long, so long..."
Cool shot! Is the cat guarding the lamb or the other way around?:D:thumbsup:

Good Morning Guardians
Happy Thursday to you all. It's the last day of work before Summer vacation begins for me. A month and a half to get ready for next year.
Nice shot, John! Hope you have an enjoyable summer break!:cool::thumbsup:
Welcome to the jungle. I swear the foliage grew at least a Foot last night.
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Right!? Flooded more today, greenest spring in a long while!
Great shot of the Stag Lamb grazing!:D:thumbsup:
Very nice pairing, Dave! Nice way to break the day!:cool::thumbsup:
Wifey make the stained glass art as well?
Beautiful pattern welded / stag, your photo shows it off nicely, Dwight!:):thumbsup:
Please fix it, I was enjoying it. :D
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I salute the men who stormed the beaches of Normandy 75 years ago, and all involved with Operation Overlord. We will never forget.
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Nicely put, Vince! Great photo, lovely!:cool::thumbsup:
From the Yorkshire Post: The 12th (Yorkshire) Parachute Battalion on D-Day in Normandy.
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From Robert Capa, imaging the U.S. Forces Assault on D-Day on Omaha Beach.
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@Foddering Forgive me Dwight, I missed your question. I believe it’s horn.

Good Afternoon Guardians
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Such an incredible operation, the scale just boggles the mind! Thanks for posting the images!
Apologies for the blurred pic
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Looks good to me, OG!:cool::thumbsup:
Guardians 18 and 19.:cool::thumbsup:

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Very nice pair, should be a sales image!:cool::thumbsup:
Been carrying my Unity again, seemed appropriate :thumbsup:

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Looks grand, Jack!:cool::thumbsup:
Sorry to hear about your father Harvey, they were certainly an incredible generation. My grandfather was definitely quite a character, I think he may have actually been sorry when the fighting was over! My other grandfather, by contrast, never left England during WW2. My grandmother's brother probably had the toughest war experiences of my immediate family, as he was already in the army as a boy soldier when war broke out. He was a tank driver throughout WW2, at Tobruck, Monte Casino, El Alamein, and also at Dunkirk. He was blown up 3 times, and each time had to crawl out through the corpses of his comrades. When I think of that war though, my thoughts are often drawn to the American troops, partly because those boys came so far, often from farms and small towns, and for many, D-Day would have been their first taste o

Well the thing about the grandfather who didn’t leave England, as others, had the War come to them. I admire the spirit of the British People as they dealt with direct attacks.

My Father, like your grandmother’s brother was also a tank driver. All the experiences your grandmother’s brother had could fill a book.

If you haven’t seen Ken Burns, seven part series, “The War,” and wanted an exceptional view of those “Boys,” I would highly recommend it.
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It certainly was a coordinated effort by all the allies. It was successful, and what an incredible effort!
Good Evening Guardians
Nice shot, John (no pun intended:D)! I'm pretty much settled on my S&W M&P Shield now, but I would like to get another wheel gun one of these days, maybe a Ruger .22 mag just for fun.
Valley Jack is with me all week, but he's complaining about some of the restrictions I put on him. :mad:
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:D Nice, Gary! On the fence about something? Great musical choice!:cool::thumbsup:
Anyways, just wanted to stop by and say hello to everyone!
Hello! Great Stag Lamb!:):thumbsup:
Forty Creek and SRV tonight. Have a great evening.
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Beautiful!:cool::thumbsup:
Here's a pic of Betty from yesterday.
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Nice!
Mmm, Black Betty, bam-a-Lamb-Foot!:D
With Memorial day, D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge in mind, here's to all of those who fought and sacrificed so much, and to their families!
I was given these photos by the 3rd Armored Division historian when I was stationed in Germany...
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Nice shot, John! Hope you have an enjoyable summer break!:cool::thumbsup:
Thank you, Dennis. :)

Nice shot, John (no pun intended:D)! I'm pretty much settled on my S&W M&P Shield now, but I would like to get another wheel gun one of these days, maybe a Ruger .22 mag just for fun.
I hear those little S&W Shields are nice. Very cool picture with your Lamb. :cool: :thumbsup:
 

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Thank you both for the kind words. To be clear, my Father didn’t succumb to his wounds, but he made it to 85. He was in the 3rd Armor, part of Patton’s group that raced to the Ardennes Forest. During the Battle, his tank was shelled, severely wounding him. In addition to his wounds, he also suffered frostbite to his feet, which plagued him throughout his life. The combination earned him permanent disability. but he was one of the lucky ones. His disabilities didn’t prevent him from coming home and with my Mother, brought me into the world. He was a good man, like the others.
 
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Thank you both for the kind words. To be clear, my Father didn’t succumb to his wounds, but he made it to 85. He was in the 3rd Armor, part of Patton’s 10th Armoured Division, that raced to the Ardennes Forest. During the Battle, his tank was shelled, severely wounding him. In addition to his wounds, he also suffered frostbite to his feet, which plagued him throughout his life. The combination earned him permanent disability. but he was one of the lucky ones. His disabilities didn’t prevent him from coming home and with my Mother, brought me into the world. He was a good man, like the others.
Glad he made it home, that's what counts!!
The 3rd Armored is who I was with during the gulf war. Was this the patch he wore?
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Well, it's Friday, it's a vacation day for me, and I'm in San Antonio with my wife. Gonna be a great day, Guardians!
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Awsome, have a great weekend, Vince! Great photo!
 

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Thanks for the compliment on my Valley Jack, David.
Lots of folks interested in building walls these days, it seems. I wonder if China is interested in selling off parts of theirs to paying customers? I hear the Chinese Wall is a Great one! :rolleyes:

Valley Jack Day 3:
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Thanks GT. Aye I've heard a lot of ballyhoo about walls recently. We've got one in the north of England, built by the Romans to keep them pesky Scots out. :D
Not much of it left like.
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Thanks Jeff, it was an effort this time! ;) As you know, I love the history :) The Barlows were actually Quakers, as were their neighbours the Broadbents. Here is the scene at the Hartshead in 1893, the Broadbents lived in what is today the oldest brick-built house in Sheffield city centre (on the right of the photo), the Barlows home and workshop, being at right-angles to it. Today, the road is wider, but the Broadbent House still stands, and in fact doesn't look much different to what it does here. I'll be sure to get a pic of a Hartshead Barlow in situ :) :thumbsup:

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There is an American connection too, the last of the Barlows of Obadiah's line was Sarah Barlow, his great great granddaughter. She married neighbour Thomas Scantlebury, another Quaker, and they had five children. Their youngest son, Samuel, born 1st September 1800, emigrated to the USA, and spent the greater part of his life in Chicago, though he maintained an interest in Sheffield affairs throughout.

That's interesting Jack. To me the surname 'Broadbent' is a Lancastrian (maybe Cumbrian as well) name. It's quite common west of the Pennines but I never met a Broadbent in 15 years of living in Yorkshire.
You'll probably know the Quaker movement really solidified after George Fox spent time in Lancashire and there is still quite a sizable Quaker following in Lancashire. So I wonder whether the Barlows and Broadbents were actually Lancastrians.

Figured I would show this dusky lass some mark side love.

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Ahhh....I wasn't going to go for one of the Hartshead Barlows but looking at these two pictures of Wright's stag has bought me to my senses...:rolleyes::D

Going to San Antonio on this anniversary of D-Day.
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Have a good rest of the week, Guardians!

My dad, who was a very well traveled chap thought The Alamo to be one of the most fascinating places he'd ever visited.:thumbsup:

Guardians 18 and 19.:cool::thumbsup:

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Verrry nice Jose. :thumbsup:

Well the thing about the grandfather who didn’t leave England, as others, had the War come to them. I admire the spirit of the British People as they dealt with direct attacks.

My Father, like your grandmother’s brother was also a tank driver. All the experiences your grandmother’s brother had could fill a book.

If you haven’t seen Ken Burns, seven part series, “The War,” and wanted an exceptional view of those “Boys,” I would highly recommend it.
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That looks an interesting documentary Harvey. There was a documentary series produced in the UK in the early 70's called "The World at War", which you may find very interesting. It was required viewing in schools when I was a nipper. My brother has the boxset and even today it's still quality television. I've just had a look and it appears most if not all episodes are on Youtube.

Good Evening Guardians

Looks like your all set for the evening John. All that's missing is your cup of cocoa. :D:thumbsup:

No meat pies , no pallets. ;)
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Here's a pic of Betty from yesterday.
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Curses! My meat pies often don't even make it out the shop so I don't think they'd last the 2 hour long shoeless shuffle at U.S Customs...:D

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Looks like your all set for the evening John. All that's missing is your cup of cocoa. :D:thumbsup:
I do love me some hot cocoa. :cool:

Very appropriate picture, Dennis. :cool: :thumbsup:

Enjoy your day off, Vince. :)

Thanks GT. Aye I've heard a lot of ballyhoo about walls recently. We've got one in the north of England, built by the Romans to keep them pesky Scots out. :D
Not much of it left like.
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President Trump might have gotten his wall built if it looked that cool.

Nice picture. I'm out of breath just looking at the angle of that sign. :D

Good morning Guardians! I hope y’all have a great Black Friday! :D
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This place needs a 'drool' emoji. Beautiful knife, Ron. :cool: :thumbsup:

You guys are killing me with the ebony beauties. Nice picture, Dave. :cool: :thumbsup:
 

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Here's the Texas/Czech version of a meat pie: Klobasnek
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I think in the mundane Midwest we just call that "pig-in-a-blanket". :)

That pic of your AC is Auspiciously Charming, Dwight! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:

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It is, and sooo many more posted. It's a mixed bag, you are in awe of the sinister nature of the formation and power involved in the supercells and tornadoes, but the damage is terrible.
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Very cool...noir cool photo, Gary!!:cool::thumbsup:
Happy Tuesday, All!
Some Ironwood Assisted doggie toys and treats for our Vicious wolfhounds!:rolleyes::D
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Good analysis of the storm/flood photos, Dennis! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
Thanks for the positive comment on my filtered photo. :)
Phenomenal patina on your ironwood! :cool::cool::thumbsup: (Wolfhounds?? :eek:;))

Very cool B&W photo of Valley Jack GT.
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Thank you my friend. You guys are very kind. I doctored that pic. :)
Thanks, Dwight; I obviously doctored my pic, too. ;)
Striking shot of your AC, regardless of Adjusted Color! ;):cool::cool:

Cool pic GT :cool: Sounds like you've been doing some great reading :thumbsup:

I watched Truffaut's Farenheit 451 last night, hadn't seen it in years, the 'Making of..' feature was a hoot! :D :thumbsup:
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Thanks, Jack. :) My plan is to (re-)read Asimov's Robot, Empire, and Foundation novels this summer. :rolleyes:
Interesting info on a film I've never seen. :cool::cool:

Sublime knife, Ron! :cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:

My computer has been in and out of the shop and is going back again today. Something is not right with whatever allows the cursor to pick up and move items. Real frustrating...especially having to take it into the metro area, where the shop is and dealing with the traffic.
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I hope you get the tech issues resolved soon, Preston! :thumbsup::thumbsup::) We miss your posts here lately!

AT LAST!! :) :) :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Congrats, Mr. Black! You're the father of healthy Barlow twins! :thumbsup::cool::cool::thumbsup:;)

Did you find a magic lamp whilst moving or something?
Everyone, we need to make a line and take turns to suggest what Dave can wish into existence next...:D
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Great cartoon OG. :D The image that popped into my head was of the chap in your avatar lying on a la-Z boy in pants just like the brown dog is wearing. I'm not getting rid of that image soon enough...:( :D
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Great colouring there! Sorry to hear about your computer woes. If that was mine it would probably of suffered a high speed collision with the nearest wall by now. :thumbsup:
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David, your recent posts often "tickle my funny bone"! :p:thumbsup::D I always enjoy seeing the Eye of Sauron! :thumbsup::cool::cool:

Here's a pic I posted in the EDC thread today :thumbsup:

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My maternal grandfather was part of the British D-Day forces. He was always making things. He made small 'Spitfires' out of old British ha'pennies with just a hacksaw and a pair of pliers. Usually he'd round the wings and make them look just like a tiny plane. The one in the photo above was made when he was old, out of a British decimal coin (2p), he didn't file the edges so that me and my brother and sister, who also got one, could see they were coins :)
That coin-to-plane transformation is amazing, Jack! :cool::thumbsup::cool:

It was a gift from our friend @Pt-Luso GT :) I used the bottle-opener, at the other end is the 'foot' for the corkscrew, but I guess they added an additional bottle-opener for good measure, knowing that I am a belt & braces man! :D I need to take Lucy out in the sunshine ;) :thumbsup:
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:p:D:thumbsup: 3 cheers for redundancy! ;)

That IS funny. Were you trying to be funny? :p:D
Well, I knew it was wrong, but I thought using some of the few Spanish words I knew to get the idea across was mildly amusing and even somewhat poetic with the similarity between the sound of "casa" and "caca". :rolleyes:

Sorry, Gary. It's just "good morning" in the Irish. That's an Irish coin in the pic.
Thanks for the translation, Vince. :)

Nice pic.
I guess attending graduation ceremonies is one of the hazards of your job. I skipped most of mine: high school, junior college, and law school.
Certainly true for me, Vince. I think I attended 32 grad ceremonies in the 35 years I worked at my college; I missed one to move my wife's stuff from Indiana to Michigan, missed another during a sabbatical, and missed a third for a figure skating competition in which my daughter skated. I gave my robe to a colleague after I officially retired a year ago, so I don't plan on attending any more. ;)
I attended my own ceremonies for kindergarten, 8th grade, 12th grade, and college (only the last 2 required rental robes), but skipped grad opportunities for masters and doctoral degrees.

My lambsfoot this week is the Valley Jack. Apologies if I posted this pic already this week:
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Beautiful pattern welded / stag, your photo shows it off nicely, Dwight!

Beautiful!
Thank you Dennis and I've probably said it before but let me say thank you sir for your service.

Thank you both for the kind words. To be clear, my Father didn’t succumb to his wounds, but he made it to 85. He was in the 3rd Armor, part of Patton’s group that raced to the Ardennes Forest. During the Battle, his tank was shelled, severely wounding him. In addition to his wounds, he also suffered frostbite to his feet, which plagued him throughout his life. The combination earned him permanent disability. but he was one of the lucky ones. His disabilities didn’t prevent him from coming home and with my Mother, brought me into the world. He was a good man, like the others.
Thank you Harvey for sharing this. Poignant yet uplifting.

Well, it's Friday, it's a vacation day for me, and I'm in San Antonio with my wife. Gonna be a great day, Guardians!
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Have a great weekend Vince. I love San Antonio.
 
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