C. E. "Andy" Anderson (1973)
Trust you had a wonderful Christmas and are preparing for the New Year!
2016 was a blast! Expecting 2017 to be even greater, Make America Great Again!
Dixie and I made several trips this past year. Many to Upton, KY to visit her mom who died June 11, 2016 at the age of 100 years, 8 months and 3 days! To God be the Glory! Upton is near Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace, Hodgenville, KY https://www.nps.gov/abli/index.htm
We have a small (80) acres farm in Upton, KY just in case you want to purchase a retirement home. It is an excellent site for a prepper, it has water, electricity, phone, fire hydrant and great building site. Just Google 123 Wonderland Road Upton, KY zoom in to see the barn and water tower.
We also traveled to Richmond, VA to see our daughter Karen and family. While there I watched the Army Navy game with a retired US Army Major. I fully expected the Navy to win, since we had won 14 years in a row! Wow! Was I disappointed when the Army won! My son-in-law is a VA State Policeman, so if you speed in the Richmond area, shame on you! Be careful, car radar detectors are illegal in VA. http://www.vsp.state.va.us/
We traveled to Navarra, FL to visit our son David and family. David works as contractor for the US Air Force. They have beautiful beaches there, Florida’s best kept secret. The Eglin Air Force Base has a great museum of planes and weapons, I really enjoyed that. http://www.eglin.af.mil/
We attended the reunion of the USS LaSalle LPD-3 /AGF-3 in Branson, MO and had a wonderful time telling sea stories and renewing friendships. http://www.usslasallelpd3.com/
We traveled to Charleston, SC and attended the reunion of the USS Fort Snelling LSD-30 (My first ship). The crowd is greeting smaller. http://www.ussfortsnellinglsd30.com/ We were unable to attend the USS Seattle AOE-3 reunion http://www.ussseattleaoe-3.org/ . Having served in 5 ships with 4 of them having reunions, it is not possible to attend them all.
I have had problems with my back and legs and the doctor recommended exercise, so I have a little routine here at home and try to walk in the mall each weekday and go the Rehab Access for exercise on several machines they have there. The Elliptical is one mean machine. My goal is 45 minutes, I can do about 30 if, I really try, still trying to do more. I guess the secret will be to lose about 15 pounds!
Dixie is doing well for a young person, she has sleep apnea and several eye problems that keeps her seeing the doctors frequently, but, that hasn’t keep her from preparing wonderful meals and doing a lot of work on her China painting http://www.thechinapainter.net/ and ETSY site. https://www.etsy.com/shop/InTheHeartofDixie
Take a look, you might find something of interest, or you may want to start your own shop. Send me an email so you can get all the benefits of signing up with Dixie mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
We traveled to Tybee Island, GA to the China Painting School – My Job, “Driving Ms. Dixie” http://gaseminarsbythesea.net/Home_Page.html
I am busy with the Gideons International and am always looking for a prayer partner. https://www2.gideons.org/
Pray with us. https://www2.gideons.org/pray_with_us
I am praying for you and your family, that God will bless you all with good health and prosperity. Praying that our world will hold together and the economy will get better and ISIS will be defeated.
Keep your eyes on Jesus, He is in control. http://www.esvbible.org/Revelation+22/
God Bless you and your family.
USS Fort Snelling LSD-30 1955-1977 ICFA-IC-1 http://www.ussfortsnellinglsd30.com/
USS Northampton CC-1 1962-1966 ICC-WO1 (Electrical) http://ussnorthampton.com/
USS LaSalle LPD-3 1966-1969 WO1 – CWO-2, Ens O-1 http://www.usslasallelpd3.com/
USS Seattle AOE-3 1973-1975 LT – LCDR Engineer Officer http://www.ussseattleaoe-3.org/
USS Roanoke AOR-7 1975-1977 LCDR Engineer Officer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Roanoke_(AOR-7)