Saturday, October 26, 2013

A Young GI's Love

The following is a hub that was put into a draft back in 2011 and never published, so without further ado here is some ancient history hub that was never published

                                Chi working at the Green Door Lounge,Saigon 1968

It was while on his second tour that he met her. He and some Army buddies had decided to visit a new bar one evening, one that wasn’t a brothel. A bar they had never been to but had been told about by some of the other guys in his unit. They had just sat down when he looked up to place his drink order and there she stood. She was one of the prettiest women he had seen in The Nam. He looked up at her face which was a perfect oval, with high exotic cheekbones set inside her very delicate features. Her thick dark hair, which was so black it reminded him of shiny glass, hung in long oval curves over her slender shoulders and she was dressed in the traditional black silk pajama style pants with a long oriental style top and the back of the top which had a huge gold dragon circling from the back, ending in the front, seemed to set off her slender body and slim hips. He noticed every guy at his table was staring at her as she walked to the bar to fetch their drinks. As she walked away she carried herself with confidence, fully aware of the appreciative glances of the GIs.

As the night wore on his fellow table mates forgot all about the pretty bar maid the more they filled up on drink after drink. But not Steve, he kept looking in her direction all night long and every once in a while she would throw him a glance and a beautiful smile. He wondered if she had noticed him also, but, he thought, she must be used to GIs staring at her and making lewd remarks. He figured she was pretty much immune to that stuff by now and just brushed them off like lint on a uniform.

As the night wore on, the girl made her way over to Steve’s table, he motioned for her to have a seat, after some of his buddies decided to sit at the bar to be closer to the drinks. To his surprise, she smiled and sat down across from him. She spoke perfect English and while he seemed puzzled by this, she explained to him she had been schooled in English while attending a school run by American missionaries. She had an even prettier smile up close, he noticed and her features and clear skin were near perfection. They talked a while and he told her about his plans to try and find a flat to rent because living on the base was too crowded for him anymore. She smiled and told him she just happened to know of a nice little place not far from his base. She explained that she was staying with friends and was trying to save up enough money to rent it, but on a barmaid’s pay, it was taking her longer than she had anticipated. He told her he had some money already saved and she offered to meet him the next day to look at it together. He hung around the bar until closing time and hailed a cab and gave her ride to where she was living. She thanked him, they set a time to meet the next day to look at the flat and then she leaned over and kissed him. Not just a peck either, but a full, on the mouth, several seconds kiss.

The next day he and his new found friend met to look at the flat together. It was small, but cozy and had a small balcony on the back, small but large enough to set a table and a couple chairs on. He told her he liked it and he talked to the landlord and paid the first month’s rent. He asked Chi if she wanted to move in with him, since she was looking for a place too. She smiled and was very eager to do so and said she just needed to go gather up a few things at her friend’s house. Later that day, Steve and Chi moved into the little flat that had a balcony overlooking the Saigon River.

The next few weeks were ecstasy for Steve as Chi was, like most women in Vietnam, adept at making a man feel like he was the most important person in the whole world. Their lovemaking was wonderful. The very first night in their shared flat, Chi heated up some water on the stove and instructed Steve to sit on a high stool she had prepared for him, placing a warmed towel on the seat. She poured the water into a basin and proceeded to wash his naked body, starting with his back, gently washing in small strokes. She worked her way down to his buttocks, then around front to his chest, his legs and then to his feet, carefully washing between each toe very gently. He then stood up, as she instructed and gently dried his naked body and started to apply oils. He felt his manhood rise and he started to reach for her, but she thwarted his advances, gently and proceeded to finish up with the oils. When she had finished applying the oil, she slipped her clothes off, slowly and smiling up at his face the whole time. Then she took his hands and led him to the bed in the corner. Their lovemaking was fierce and she showed him moves he had never experienced before. The lovemaking was so intense at one point, that Steve felt he might pass out, but instead, he felt ecstasy like he’d never felt before.

Afterwards, Chi prepared a dinner of white rice and fish and they took their bowls and glasses filled with rice wine out to the balcony. Steve was feeling this was one of the most perfect moments he had ever remember experiencing in his 19 years of living. He was wishing the moment could last him a lifetime.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

An Old Man's Poem

A Man of Old

No man is old who wakes with joy to greet his day
To be able to do the things you once did as a boy
I'm done with counting the years until I fade away
I wish I could tell you my age but I can't remember

I don't remember getting old, It shouldn't happen to me
My eyes got bad and my knees got weak and I can't think
My body don't understand and it won't do what It's told
What's happening to me? I'm only sixty three

I never was that lazy, but this old body loves it best in bed
Though I'm always on the go, I sure do need my rest
For every time that I get up I fall asleep in the chair
So I guess it's best if we don't go there

Time passes by so fast as we watch our hair turn Grey
Just like the clouds in the sky they will surely fade away
We dream about those olden days when we had lots of fun
The girls came from everywhere to run their fingers through our hair

They say the Golden years are the best days of our lives
But the Golden years seems tarnished now as I sit here in this chair
For the things we used to do with joy and delight
Become harder and harder as each year passes us by

When I was just Seventeen I had the World in my hands
I could run all day and play till dawns early light
Now that I'm Sixty- four it just passes my on by
It takes my breath away just to go and get the mail

I guess you could say, I move just like a snail
But a snail's pace is still quite Ace
I move my own way, who's to say?
I hope I live to see another day

Friday, October 18, 2013

Steve's Low fat Turkey Chili

Low Fat Turkey Chili,  "It's what's for Dinner"


2lb package Ground Turkey
1 Green Bell pepper
1 Medium Onion
3 cans Chili Beans
3 cans Diced Tomatoes
2 cans Black Beans (Washed & Drained)
3 cans Dark Red Kidney Beans (Washed & Drained)

Chili Seasoning

1/4 cup flower
4 tsp Chili powder
1Tbs Crushed Red Peppers
1 Tbs Diced Minced Onions
2Tsp Ground Cumin
1Tsp Dried Basil
1/2Tsp Ground Black pepper

Brown your Turkey in a large Skillet

Add the chopped pepper & Onion and cook for another 4 minutes 

Mix all the Beans & Tomatoes in a large Cooking pot, add the Ground Turkey mixture & stir
Add your Seasoning mixture and cook on low for two hours.

Have a cup poured over rice it is Delicious

"Try it, you might like it"

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

My Mothers Love

My newest undertaking is a book of poetry dedicated to the memory of my dear Mother. This is a heart felt project and one that means everything to me. It will be filled with memories and pictures to go along with the poems.

My plans is to have it finished by Mothers Day 2014 as it is a big process getting all the old photos ready for the book. I hope that everyone will enjoy it when finished.

                              Mother and me 1949

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Living in the Finger Lakes of NY State

 Living & Retiring in the Finger Lakes  has been a blast. We live on Keuka Lake aka the Crooked Lake and although I'm not a fisherman or an avid boater we love this area for the beautiful scenery and things to do. We love to go on weekend drives to see the lakes and yesterday we visited Geneva,NY on the North end of Seneca Lake.
This picture is the Ramada Inn sitting at the very end of the Lake in the town of Geneva. To the left of this picture is a pier that you can walk out on to see the lake, at the end of the pier their use to be a light house many years ago during the steamboat era.
From the view on the pier you can see for miles. Seneca Lake is the largest of the Finger Lakes with a length of 38 miles starting here at Geneva and ending at Watkins Glen.
Seneca Lake is the most treacherous of the Finger Lakes with the deepest area being 618 feet deep where the Navy does underwater research. The Navy has a research barge anchored in the middle of the lake in the town of Dresden. 
To go out on this lake you had better respect it as many people have drowned in this lake with its undertow and strong currents over the years, mostly tourist from other states who have no knowledge of the lakes.
They say fishing is great on the lake along with sailing and para sailing.
There are eleven Finger Lakes in New York. From the East to the West they are:
Otisco Lake, Skaneateles Lake,Owasco Lake,Cayuga Lake,Seneca Lake,Keuka Lake,Canandaigua Lake,Honeoye Lake,Candice Lake,Hemlock Lake and Conesus Lake

All of these lakes were formed thousands of years ago during the Ice Age and they are all beautiful to come visit..

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Life of a Cat

   Hello, My name is Snowflake and this is my house.

                         I guard the computer for Mom
                        I also like to watch Dad Write
                   When I get tired I like to take a nap
                            I also like to play dead cat
           I even took dad's shoe box as I love to play in side
                  Now I'm so big I sleep on the freezer
         Now that's my story and I'm sticking to it