Antiques and Collectibles in Pennsylvania
Antique Shops, Stores with Collectibles, Museums, Historical
This is our Index Page / Home Page for our Pennsylvania Antiques and Collectibles Section. We have
a separate Antiques and Collectibles Directory for each county in Pennsylvania where you will find listings for
antique shops, collectibles, auction services, restoration services, museums, historicial societies and
organizations - anything relevant to antiques and collectibles - including humor, especially about getting older
(like we are!)
A Little Bit of Humor...
Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age
and start bragging about it.
A Vietnam Vet's Story of
You're a 19 year old kid. You're critically wounded and dying in the jungle
somewhere in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam.
It's November 11, 1967. LZ (landing zone) X-ray.
Your unit is outnumbered 8-1 and the enemy fire is so intense from 100 yards away, that
your CO (commanding officer) has ordered the MedEvac helicopters to stop coming in.
You're lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns and you know you're not getting
Your family is half way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you'll never see them
As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day.
Then - over the machine gun noise - you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter.
You look up to see a Huey coming in. But - it doesn't seem real because no MedEvac
markings are on it.
Captain Ed Freeman is coming in for you.
He's not MedEvac so it's not his job, but he heard the radio call and decided he's
flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire anyway.
Even after the MedEvacs were ordered not to come. He's coming anyway.
And he drops it in and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load three of
you at a time on board.
Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire to the doctors and nurses and
And, he kept coming back! 13 more times!!
Until all the wounded were out. No one knew until the mission was over that the Captain
had been hit 4 times in the legs and left arm.
He took 29 of you and your buddies out that day. Some would not have made it without the
Captain and his Huey.
Medal of Honor Recipient, Captain Ed Freeman,
United States Air Force, died last Wednesday
at the age of 70, in Boise Idaho.
May God Bless and Rest His Soul.
I bet you didn't hear about this hero's passing, but we've sure heard
a whole bunch about Lindsay Lohan, Dr. Murray, that sicko Sandusky, and a 72- day sham
marriage. Shame on the media!!!
of Honor Winner
This was sent to us in an
email on 12/7/11. We share it with our visitors.
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Words of Wisdom and Inspiration...
"Geezers" (slang for an old
man) are easy to spot. At sporting events, during the playing of the National Anthem, they
hold their caps over their hearts and sing without embarrassment. They know the words and
believe in them.
They remember the Depression, World War II, Pearl Harbor,
Guadalcanal, Normandy and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War,
the Jet Age and the Moon Landing, not to mention Vietnam.
If you bump into a Geezer on the sidewalk, he'll apologize. Pass a
Geezer on the street, he'll nod, or tip his cap to a lady. Geezers trust strangers and are
courtly to women. They hold the door for the next person and always when walking, make sure the
lady is on the inside for protection.
Geezers get embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and
children and they don't like violence and filth on TV and in movies. Geezers have moral
courage. Geezers seldom brag unless it's about the grandchildren in Little League or music
This country needs "Geezers" with their decent values and common
sense. We need them now more than ever. It's the Geezers who know our great country is
protected, not by politicians or police, but by the young men and women in the military serving
their country in foreign lands, just as they did, without a thought except to do a good job,
the best you can, and to get home to loved ones.
Thank God for "GEEZERS."
Author Unknown - Sent to us by Ray years