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The Keith Kelley Club Summer Barbecue is back!  Come out on Wednesday, August 4th, to the San Jose Historical Park.  They’ll be lots of barbecue tri-tip, chicken, sausage and all the trimmings.  We’ll have lots of adult drinks too.  Come and join us!  Questions, contact me.
Margie Thompson
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Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret ANYTHING That makes you smile.




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Two Good True Stories


Before he struck it rich as an infamous lawyer and wealthy president of the Sportsman’s Park racetrack, “Easy Eddie” was just an ambitious Irish businessman from St. Louis, Missouri.

He married a young woman named Selma Lauth when he was just 19, and the couple had two daughters, Patricia and Marilyn, and one son, Edward. His career had undeniably humble beginnings as he raised his family in an apartment above his father-in-law’s Soulard grocery store.

Ever industrious, Easy Eddie found the time to take classes and pass the Missouri bar exam while he sent his son to Western Military Academy in Alton. He joined a law firm and continued to expand his business interests, but didn’t really hit it big until he met Owen Patrick Smith, the commissioner of the International Greyhound Racing Association.

Smith had originally hired Easy Eddie to obtain a patent license for a mechanical rabbit that he used to entice the dogs to race around the track, which was lucrative in itself. When Smith died shortly after, Easy Eddie purchased the patent rights from Smith’s widow. With his newfound earnings, Eddie moved his family to a nicer neighborhood. Then he and Selma divorced in 1927 and Eddie took their three children and moved to Chicago.

Crime bosses in 1930’s Chicago operated like business insurers and so when Easy Eddie sought to set up shop there, none other than notorious crime boss Al Capone collaborated with him on business ventures. By 1931, Capone and Eddie had opened and were operating dog tracks in Chicago, Miami, and Boston. Easy Eddie continued to rake it in, but after a while, he began to tire of working with Capone and his lawless mob.

Around the same time, son Edward (“Butch”) was in the process of applying to the Naval Academy and would require the backing of a congressman in order to be accepted. Easy Eddie was well-connected, but he feared to harm his son’s reputation via his illegal dealings, and so by some accounts, this was the catalyst which led Easy Eddie to turn away from — and eventually turn in — Al Capone.

Easy Eddie contacted a former St. Louis colleague, a reporter named John Rogers, who put him in touch with the Internal Revenue Service. Eddie turned over a series of Capone’s financial records which gave prosecutors the evidence they needed to finally arrest and convict the long sought after criminal of tax evasion. Capone was consequently imprisoned in Alcatraz from August 1933 to January 1939.

Easy Eddie’s “contribution to the investigation of Al Capone ought to be put in proper perspective, and without his cooperation, there never would have been a case against Capone,” ex-Chicago cop and unofficial historian Ed Burke reported.

Easy Eddie also managed to help his son enter the Naval Academy successfully.

But Easy Eddie’s change of heart cost him his life. On his way home from a racetrack on November 8th, 1939, Eddie was shot by two men in a neighboring car. They were most likely hit men, acting out of retaliation for putting Capone away, although this was never proven and no arrests for Easy Eddie’s murder were ever made.


World War II produced many heroes.   One such man was Lieutenant Commander Edward O’Hare.   He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier Lexington in the South Pacific.           
On February. 20, 1942, his crew received notice that the Japanese were shipping supplies into Rabaul. The USS Lexington, led by Lieutenant Commander John Thach, headed toward Rabaul to make a strike at the Japanese, but they were discovered en route by an enemy Snooper. The Snooper relayed their position back to the Japanese, and, by that afternoon, multiple Japanese bombers were upon them.Thach led an interception, but in the meantime, more Japanese bombers headed towards them.  O’Hare and his wingman, “Duff” Dufilho, launched from the Lexington to try to head off the second wave.It soon became apparent that no other pilots were close enough to assist in the fight. Rather than head back, O’Hare went on to intercept them alone. Demonstrating remarkable marksmanship, he single-handedly downed five Japanese bombers, attacking them until he ran out of ammo.He had used only sixty rounds of ammo for every bomber he had destroyed.Upon arrival back on the Lexington, he reported in and related the event surrounding his return. The film from the gun camera mounted on his plane told the tale.  It showed the extent of O’Hare’s daring attempt to protect his fleet. 
For that action, O’Hare became the Navy’s first Ace of WW II,   and the first Naval Aviator to win the Medal of Honor.  

A Year later Edward O’Hare was killed in aerial combat at the age of 29.  His hometown would not allow the memory of this WW II hero to fade, and today, O’Hare Airport in Chicago is named in tribute to the courage of this great man.  

Edward “Butch” O’Hare was “Easy Eddie’s” son.


At a time when our president and other politicians tend to apologize for our country’s prior actions, here’s a refresher on how some of our former patriots, regardless of party affiliation, handled negative comments about our country.

Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France in the early 60’s when DE Gaulle decided to pull out of NATO. DE Gaulle said he wanted all US Military out of France as soon as possible.

Rusk responded,

“Does that include those who are buried here?”

DE Gaulle Did not respond.

You Could have heard a pin drop.

When in England,

At a fairly large conference, Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of ’empire building’ by George Bush.

He answered by saying,

“Over the years, the United States has sent many of Its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom Beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for In return is enough to bury those that did not Return.”

You Could have heard a pin drop.


There was a conference in France

Where a number of international engineers Were taking part, including French and American. During a break, One of the French engineers came back into the room saying, “Have you
Heard the latest dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft Carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What does he Intend to do, bomb them?”

A Boeing engineer Stood up and replied quietly: “Our carriers have three Hospitals on board that can treat several hundred people; they are
Nuclear powered and can supply emergency electrical power to Shore facilities; they have three cafeterias with the capacity to Feed 3,000 people three meals a day, they can produce several thousand Gallons of fresh water from sea water each day, and they carry half a Dozen helicopters for use in transporting victims and injured to and from their flight deck. We have eleven such ships;

How many does France have?”

You Could have heard a pin drop.


A U.S. Navy Admiral

Was attending a naval conference that included
Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian, Australian and French Navies At a cocktail reception, he found himself standing with a large
Group of officers that included personnel from most of those countries.
Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many
Languages, Americans learn only English. He then asked, “Why is it that We always have to speak English in these conferences rather than
Speaking French?”

Without hesitating, The American Admiral replied, “Maybe it’s because the Brit’s, Canadians, Aussie’s and Americans arranged it so you wouldn’t Have to speak German.”

You Could have heard a pin drop.



Robert Whiting, An elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in Paris by plane.

At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his passport In his carry on.

“You Have been to France before, monsieur?” the customs officer asked Sarcastically.

Mr. Whiting Admitted that he had been to France Previously.

“Then You should know enough to have your passport ready.”

The American said,

“The last time I was here, I didn’t have to show it.”

“Impossible.. Americans always have to show their passports on arrival in France !”

The American senior Gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he Quietly explained, ”Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country, I couldn’t find a single Frenchmen To show a passport to.”

You Could have heard a pin drop.


If You are proud to be an American, pass this on.

I am proud to be of this land, AMERICA


A Proclamation on Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2021

Leroy, thanks so very much for supporting my writing. I’m very excited about this new honor and accomplishment. I turn 70 this week and it’s never too late to adventure, try new things and move forward. Maybe I should write about that sometime.

Your posts in Farsider I’m sure helped me to get “over the top” in the Amazon ratings. I got my new Best Selling Author badge today from Amazon. I get to put this on all of my books ads and use the title forever. Sweet!
The power of the Amazon title is awesome. As soon as I posted it on social media, I began selling even more books. People want to read good books, but once they see the very famous authors I’m now up there with, they want to see what my books are like. I’ll take that 24/7, all year long. Grisham, Heller, Child, King…I’m truly humbled and amazed.
Thanks for your friendship and support.
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