Monthly Archives: September 2015

Lex LeFon Challenge Coins

OK, Boys & Girls, being an astute bunch, you’ve noticed a change in my profile picture (on Facebook) and you’ve probably figgered that the coins are here. I’ve figured out how to distribute. At least I hope I have.

Dorothy Olson has kindly agreed to collect names and addresses and to compile mailing labels. I’ve been to the USPS to confirm that the envelopes I have will work and to figure out the postage. Dorothy’s coin is in the mail to test it out.

Costs: $6.00 per coin. Shipping is $2.55 for one coin and $.50 for each additional coin. This will work for packages up to 13 oz. which is 6 coins or so. Being a recovering accountant, I brushed off my rusty skill and worked out this handy table:

Number Price Postage Total
1 6.00 2.55 8.55
2 12.00 3.05 15.05
3 18.00 3.55 21.55
4 24.00 4.05 28.05
5 30.00 4.55 34.55
6 36.00 5.05 41.05

If you wanted more than 6 we will have to either send two packages or I will have to work out the postage separately. It shouldn’t be a big deal.

Hopefully, you have a Pay Pal account. If so, send the appropriate amount to Daryle.LaMonica@Hotmail.com and please remember use “Send Money to Family or Friends” and don’t mention that it’s for a purchase or product. That way they won’t bang me for their fee.

Also, and this is important, send an email with your name and address to Dorothy Olson at dorothyolson3405@q.com

She will be prepping the mailing labels for me, as I said.

I hope to get these out ASAP but I hope you will be patient.

Ok, now I have to go read the messages and comments I see pouringLex Coin Final in.

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A Trip To Reno Yesterday

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Yesterday I decided to jump in the car and poot over the Sierras to see a day of the Reno Air Races. I believe when they started these in 1964 they were trying to resurrect some of the great races from the 1930s, like the Cleveland Races. I don’t know of any similar races in the world, although a few, like the Mojave, have come and gone.

When they started Bob Hoover kept track of the race from above in his yellow P-51 Mustang, , “Old Yeller”. In the intervening years, the unlimiteds have become so fast that the chase plane is now a T-33 jet.

Anyway, enjoy some of the pictures – over the years I have met Pappy Boyington – he used to go up there to sell his books and prints – this year it was Bud Anderson.

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Pelican Leads A Three Ship………………………………

From Beautiful Morro Strand State Beach on the evening of Friday, 4 September. This was mostly luck……………….Of which I will take as much as I can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Attention all hands – New Commander, USN

Congratulations `Whisper`. Splice the Mainbrace.

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Vietnam: An Amazing Helicopter Rescue

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Just finished watching this on Netflix – streaming – and fortunately it is on YouTube.

The story of how 2 Huey pilots, one flying an “unarmed” VIP helicopter, rescued 100 Special Forces and South Vietnamese soldiers who were surrounded by 500 NVA.

Even more amazing the Hueys had to “make their own landing zone – descend though 40′ of bamboo with their rotors chopping the bamboo like a Weed Wacker (and thanks to Bell for making the rotors so strong)

Some great home video shots of the massive training facility at Ft Wolters, TX.

It’s worth seeing. 

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