This blog is for family things, to record some of our photos and history, and to take a look back at the ones who came before us. Since I’m the one with the blog, you’re getting my perspective, my memories and a look into who I am and maybe a little about the “why”. Maybe … Read More about Some Folks Say They Look a Lot Like Me (Us)
The name of this website is That Salad. And most of you reading this know why. If you don’t, you need to read this page before continuing. As we were doing our weekly scanning, we ran across some photos that reinforced to me just how deep our traditions are ingrained in us. Holiday and … Read More about Evidence of the Wheeler Family Traditions
A few pictures from our last session, and a few comments. This is a mish-mash, combination, variety, this & that roundup of photos. Sometimes a batch of scattered slides shows up and we grab, scan and figure it out later. What is a slide, you ask? For those younger browsing family members, do you even … Read More about Random Moments in Time: A Quick Look Back.
The Wheeler cousins Are family reunions still a thing? When we were growing up, the Wheeler family had a reunion every summer. The meeting place was the community center in the small town where my parents were raised – Eolia. Dad and his brothers, James & Paul, had some really great kids! The cousins became good … Read More about The Cousins: Then & Now
U.S.S. Waccamaw AO-109, U. S. Navy The U.S.S. Waccamaw was a replenishment oiler. A replenishment oiler is a naval auxiliary ship with fuel tanks and dry cargo holds, which can conduct underway replenishment on the high seas. In other words, they refueled other ships while out in the water, far away from land. On its second midshipman cruise in 1955, the … Read More about Navy Days 1954-1956
New toys are usually fun. Christmas presents should be enjoyed. Am I right? This present looks like it may be more work than fun. Can you guess? You know how I’ve been preaching “save your memories”? Well, thanks to his daughters, Dad received a scanner for Christmas. But this isn’t just any old scanner. This … Read More about Let the Fun Begin