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Old 10-10-2017, 07:47 PM
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I was in Lackland AFB in late August 1960. The Texas heat was brutal.... 95-100 degrees and 95% humidity everyday. I had to tolerate it for 5 weeks,
then I was on my way to RADAR Specialist Tech School.

My Mom was also a "Mrs. Clean". My stuff was actually saved by my Dear Aunt. My Uncle had passed away in 1953, and I persuaded my Mom to have
Aunty move in with us. My Aunt saved everything. So, when my Mom started cleaning my room, my Aunt grabbed my "goodies", and carefully stored
them in a large box. Years later, when I recovered my stuff, my Aunt told me how she had to argue with my Mom to save my Trains, Stamps, Sports
cards, etc.
She told my Mom......" Sister, when Ted returns home from the Air Force and this stuff is gone, he will never-ever talk to us again ! "


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Old 10-11-2017, 11:09 AM
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Hi Steve

I was in Lackland AFB in late August 1960. The Texas heat was brutal.... 95-100 degrees and 95% humidity everyday. I had to tolerate it for 5 weeks,
then I was on my way to RADAR Specialist Tech School.

My Mom was also a "Mrs. Clean". My stuff was actually saved by my Dear Aunt. My Uncle had passed away in 1953, and I persuaded my Mom to have
Aunty move in with us. My Aunt saved everything. So, when my Mom started cleaning my room, my Aunt grabbed my "goodies", and carefully stored
them in a large box. Years later, when I recovered my stuff, my Aunt told me how she had to argue with my Mom to save my Trains, Stamps, Sports
cards, etc.
She told my Mom......" Sister, when Ted returns home from the Air Force and this stuff is gone, he will never-ever talk to us again ! "
TED Z
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Yeah, i had all the Bowman sets from '51 on in nr mt condition and '51 and '53 Topps sets that would have been saved had i been lucky enough to have an aunt like yours, Ted. Had to spend almost two decades getting them all back in later life, but that was perhaps more enjoyable than ripping open waxpacks, eh?
Can't believe i was swift enough to wait until November to take off for Lackland - climate was pretty comfortable there in winter. I think there was a little frost a couple of days in January. Had to cool my heels in a casual barracks for two months waiting for an opening at IU LTS.
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