Fictional Friday – Glomar Ghosts

This bit of fiction has a historical basis. Let me tell you the facts that led to inspiration, leaving out any theories of conspiracy or cover up. First, the Soviets lost a nuke sub known as K-129 in March 1968. The US wanted to find it of course and study it. With the help of Howard Hughes the CIA got a special ship built named USNS Hughes Glomar Explorer. It was publicly a deep sea exploration vessel but underneath it was a sub retrieval vessel for Project Azorian which was the CIA effort to retrieve the K-129. They did retrieve the sub and bodies to which they gave a proper funeral, the video above. Once whatever was retrieved (sources vary as to what they got) the boat was mothballed for many decades.

With this being fact I thought what if in the retrieval the ghosts of Soviet sailors started taking over the ship? What if one person who was sensitive saw them first but eventually all see them. They try the funeral but it doesn’t do it. The men’s souls have spent enough time in the sea and want the ship. The ship goes home gives up the retrieved intelligence and then the boat is mothballed to give it over to the ghosts. THAT is the story I told and here’s a part of it.

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Throwback Thursday – Short Skirts and TVs in Cabinets

Bright, Mary Louise photo from brown photo album (8)

That is me in about 1969. Yes the miniskirt was in full swing and I was hip to it. This was our home on Jennifer Street in Greeneville Tennessee. That TV there was black and white. It had two click dials one for VHF and one for UHF. We had cable that gave us five channels – ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and the riveting local data channel. This consisted of a wall with a clock, thermometer, day and date in a flip calendar, barometric pressure, and a board with weather conditions (cloud, sun, rain, snow flake stuck on a felt board) The exciting thing about it was there was a camera set up to pan over these in the line at a very slow. It was one for 24 hours seven days a week! You didn’t have to call time and temperature just turn to the channel and wait for the pan. The clock up there was made by my grandmother or my mom. I remember there was a bunch of bananas on it and one was black. I have the clock now, it doesn’t work but still reminds me of a time when cable was five channels and miniskirts were the best style going.

Wednesday Wildcard – Let’s Do It All Again and Again with Bill Murray!

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The required US legal disclaimer: All images are the property of their owners I reproduce them here under the Fair Use Doctrine of the copyright law for commentary and critique

We all know this movie. If you don’t please get thee to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, or wherever you get your movies now that Blockbuster is busted and see it. It is fabulous and for my money one of the best comedies ever. I’ve seen it more times than Phil in the movie re-lived February 2nd. Every time I belly laugh. It’s a rare thing to have a movie like that. So here’s to the books, poems, paintings, photos, movies, tv shows that always bring us joy. I’m going to share just a few of mine.  One that like Phil and February 2nd I repeat again and again.  Continue reading

Tuesday Thoughts – There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane

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The required US legal disclaimer: All images are the property of their owners I reproduce them here under the Fair Use Doctrine of the copyright law for commentary and critique

I just watched this documentary about a tragic incident that had been on the edge of my awareness.  I was traveling when the accident occurred saw it on a monitor with news while waiting at an airport gate.  I like so many thought ‘oh so horrible’ and went on with my life.  You know tragedy like that changes lives but we never really see how.  Then I watched this. Continue reading

Thursday Throwback – Me and My Hair Hat

Bright, Mary Louise furry hat in the snow (5)

Okay two things to clear up here. First the date Apr 71 is when the film was processed not when we had snow in Greeneville, TN that year.
Second that’s not my hair on top of my head – it’s my hair hat. That’s what I’ve always thought of it as being. If you look my hair is down on my shoulders there. I loved that hat, warm, cool style, and had a magnetic chin clasp. What more could a girl want?

Tuesday Thoughts – Life & Crimes of Doris Payne

Life and crimes of Doris Payne

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I’ve admitted it here before I’m a crime documentary junkie. I also adore Hollywood heist movies. When I found this documentary on Netflix little did I know I found something that mixed the best of both.

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