Sunday, December 15, 2013

Postcards from my post

As my California safari wound down last August and I was Jonesing to get back home I crammed three legs of my long look back into a single day.  That’s not what I would recommend but, hey, Oakland, San Leandro and another trip to Fort Ord were left and we do what we have to do.

Fort Ord, you may recall, is where I spent the summer of 1960 in the deprivations of Basic Training in this man’s Army.  It’s also the location at which I took several hundred photographs in April about half of which I erased in a fit of, shall we say, stupidity. So Fort Ord would have to be the last event in my photo triathlon. I am, if nothing else, a highly trained triathlete.
All of the basic training barracks were located on a slight hill looking down on the rest of the base with a glimmer of the Pacific visible behind them.  Frankly, I didn't remember the sea of two story housing units or that they covered the entire hillside. C company of which I was a proud member is really the only one that I recall. Such was the single mindedness of my warriorly efforts. Either that or copious quantities of 3.2 percent beer.
This shot of the sneakers, the empty IPA and the military handout entitled "Starting a new job on the right foot" is darkly ironic.

13 comments:

Daryl A. Black said...

Darkly ironic just scratches the surface for so many during the Vietnam era who thought they might be starting off on the right foot.

Fred has never been to Fort Ord but says Navy barracks all over the United States look very similar, with probably the same remnants of life scattered around them.

Nicely done and described, pulling out memories and at heartstrings. A great way to cap your photo triathlon.

Lin Huang said...

caihuanglin20150526
p90x workouts
nike air max 90
jordan 11 concord
jordan concords
michael kors outlet
coach outlet
kate spade
ray ban wayfarer
michael kors watches
oakley galsses
gucci outlet
cheap jerseys
gucci
polo ralph lauren home
ralph lauren outlet
michael kors
michael kors
michael kors
jordan 11s
michael kors
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet
lebron james shoes
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors
gucci handbags
coach factory outlet online
michael kors
michael kors outlet online
michael kors outlet
cheap jerseys
coach factory outlet online
michael kors outlet
jeremy scott adidas
juicy couture
ray bans
true religion jeans

Qing Cai said...

coach outlet store online
true religion
chanel bags
tory burch sandals
karen millen dresses
true religion jeans sale
soccer jerseys
michael kors outlet online
coach outlet
iphone 6 cases
coach factory outlet
valentino outlet
nike air max uk
mac cosmetics
coach outlet
michael kors outlet
prada handbags
rolex watches
abercrombie and fitch
thomas sabo uk
louis vuitton
iphone 6 plus cases
cheap jordans
hollister uk
chanel outlet
true religion outlet
asics running shoes
links of london
cheap toms
ray ban
cai2015526

Shijun Lin said...

shijun 6.3
ralph lauren outlet
coach factory outlet
fake oakleys
kate spade outlet
jordan 4 retro
louis vuitton outlet
oakley vault
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet online
air jordan 11
mont blanc legend
christian louboutin
michael kors
michael kors
jordan 13s
coach outlet
burberry outlet
michael kors handbags
jordan retro 11
michael kors outlet
nike air max
air jordan 13
nike air max
kate spade bags
concord 11
michael kors
ray ban sunglasses
christian louboutin outlet
jordan 13 retro
louis vuitton handbags
celine bags
jordan 11s
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors handbags
ray ban outlet
toms shoes
running warehouse
michael kors outlet
abercrombie outlet
red bottom shoes

750unique said...

2015-07-14song
kate spade new york
jorda femme pas cher
ralph lauren uk sale
soccer outlet
ray ban outlet
cheap oakleys
ray ban sunglasses
ed hardy outlet
gucci borse
ralph lauren pas cher
replica watches rolex
michael kors outlet online
oakley sunglasses wholesale
ray bans
cheap oakley sunglasses
toms shoes for women
cheap beats by dre
ray bans
pandora jewelry outlet
burberry outlet online
coach factory outlet
louis vuitton borse
coach factory outlet
michael kors
prada shoes
burberry outlet
true religion sale
sac louis vuitton
hollister kids clothing
air max uk
coach outlet
michael kors outlet
beats headphones
ed hardy clothing outlet
true religion outlet

Wei Chen said...

QF0805
tory burch outlet
nike free run uk
golden state warriors jerseys
manchester united football shirts
nike air max 2015
new orleans saints jerseys
nike shoes
supra shoes
redskins jerseys
jerome simpson jersey,marcus sherels jersey,phil loadholt jersey,tom johnson jersey
miami heat jersey
cleveland cavaliers jersey
the north face outlet
ralph lauren outlet
new england patriots jerseys
cowboys jerseys
chanel sunglasses
true religion jeans
mont blanc
true religion jeans,cheap true religion jeans,true religion jeans wholesale,true religion outlet,true religion sale,true religion outlet online
kyrie irving jersey
chanel outlet
blake griffin jersey

张栋 said...

michael kors outlet online, http://michaelkors.outletonlinestores.us.com/
longchamp outlet
lebron james shoes
nike air max uk
los angeles lakers jerseys
ray ban, http://www.occhiali-rayban.it/
timberland boots
prada handbags
replica watches, http://www.replicawatchesforsale.us.com/
real madrid jersey
custom mlb jerseys
hollister clothing store
christian louboutin outlet
ugg boots, http://www.cheapuggboots.net.co
ugg boots
ferragamo shoes
michael kors outlet
canada goose outlet
pandora jewelry
lebron james shoes
michael kors outlet, http://www.michaelkorsoutletonlinstore.us.com
louis vuitton outlet
true religion jeans, http://www.truereligionjean.in.net
gucci shoes
soccer shoes
michael kors outlet online, http://www.michaelkors-outlets.us.com
rolex watches uk
puma shoes
babyliss
louis vuitton outlet store, http://www.louisvuittonoutletstore.name/

chenlina said...

pandora charms
pandora jewelry
polo outlet
polo ralph lauren
prada
prada outlet
prada uk
ralph lauren
ralph lauren outlet
ralph lauren pas cher
ralph lauren uk
ray ban sunglasses
ray ban sunglasses outlet
ray bans
ray ban outlet
replica watches
retro jordans
rolex replica watches
rolex watches
sac longchamp
sac longchamp pliage
snapbacks wholesale
soccer shoes
supra shoes
swarov ski jewelry
timberland boots
timberland uk
tod's shoes
tommy hilfiger outlet
toms outlet
toms shoes
toms wedges
tory burch outlet
true religion jeans
true religion outlet
ugg boots
ugg boots clearance
ugg outlet
ugg sale
ugg slippers
chenlina20151007

Minko Chen said...

louis vuitton,borse louis vuitton,louis vuitton sito ufficiale,louis vuitton outlet
michael kors outlet online
cheap ray ban sunglasses
ray ban,rayban,occhiali ray ban,ray-ban,ray ban occhiali,ray ban sunglasses
michael kors handbags
kobe 9
new york jets
soccer jerseys wholesale
cheap soccer jerseys
tory burch outlet
air jordan 11
mbt shoes outlet
celine outlet
chicago bears
nike mercurial
instyler ionic styler
tory burch outlet online
swarovski crystal
1110minko

Qing Cai said...

fitflops outlet sale
adidas trainers
ray ban sunglasses
coach handbags outlet
hollister clothing
nike air max 90
tiffany and co
oakley sunglasses sale
coach outlet
oakley sunglasses
polo ralph lauren
coach outlet
burberry outlet sale
ferragamo outlet
fitflops clearance
lululemon outlet
true religion jeans
fitflops clearance
michael kors handbags
coach outlet online
ralph lauren outlet
ralph lauren outlet
polo ralph lauren
ferragamo shoes
oakley sunglasses uk
ferragamo shoes
ralph lauren polo
ray ban sunglasses
cheap oakley sunglasses
oakley sunglasses
cai20160409

dong dong23 said...

cheap oakley sunglasses
louis vuitton outlet
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors outlet
canada goose outlet
michael kors handbags
coach outlet
mont blanc
lebron james shoes 12
nike air force
cheap toms shoes
louis vuitton outlet
hollister clothing
michael kors outlet
ray ban outlet
coach factory outlet
longchamp outlet
pandora jewelry
oakley sunglasses
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton
christian louboutin outlet
ray ban sunglasses
nike air huarache
kobe 11
kobe bryant shoes
coach outlet
louis vuitton handbags
jordans for sale
rolex watches outlet
coach factorty outlet
oakley sunglasses
true religion outlet
louis vuitton outlet
hollister clothing
ray ban sunglasses
louis vuitton outlet
tiffany and co
louis vuitton handbags
ugg boots
20164.16wengdongdong

Zhenhong Bao said...

true religion outlet
oakley sunglasses
true religion jeans
true religion canada
jordan shoes 2015
chaussure louboutin
ralph lauren polo shirts
hermes outlet store
hollister shirts
fitflops clearance
michael kors handbags sale
michael kors uk outlet
true religion jeans
nike roshe
tiffany jewellery
cheap football shirts
true religion outlet
michael kors handbags
air force 1 shoes
michael kors outlet
coach outlet
nike huarache
replica watches
nike air max 90
swarovski crystal
discount oakley sunglasses
jordan pas cher
ferragamo shoes
nfl jerseys
rolex watches,rolex watches,swiss watches,watches for men,watches for women,omega watches,replica watches,rolex watches for sale,rolex replica,rolex watch,cartier watches,rolex submariner,fake rolex,rolex replica watches,replica rolex
mulberry handbags
lebron shoes
nike roshe run
ralph lauren,polo ralph lauren,ralph lauren outlet,ralph lauren italia,ralph lauren sito ufficiale
ralph lauren outlet
20160526zhenhong

Yuanyuan Lin said...

michael kors outlet online
mulberry handbags
ralph lauren outlet
ralph lauren uk
true religion canada
hollister
tiffany jewelry
cheap ray ban sunglasses
cheap nfl jerseys
soccer jerseys
toms outlet
burberry outlet
michael kors outlet uk
rolex watches
michael kors handbags outlet
nike blazer pas cher
ralph lauren outlet
coach outlet online
cheap oakley sunglasses
marc jacobs
coach outlet
hollister
fitflops sale
nike air force 1
air max 90
calvin klein outlet
ugg outlet store
ray ban sunglasses
michael kors outlet
ugg boots
longchamp solde
cheap snapbacks
cheap jordan shoes
louis vuitton sunglasses for women
reebok trainers
20160728llllllyuan