Mar 242015
 

The stories are, that during the war, Ralph also was in the Aircraft Warning Service, stationed in Seacliff. This was a great place, for one could look out over the ocean for enemy aircraft My dad said that they learned the sound of the aircraft, and be able to identify it as friend or foe. Unfortunately, I have no proof of this, but only my Dad’s stories. I do know that when I was a young teen, the lookout station was still out in Seacliff.

Seacliff in 1959

Seacliff in 1959

Skies at Seacliff

Skies at Seacliff today

 

 

Aircraft Warning Service

Ralph probably had a card like this.

 

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Jul 182010
 

Well, here’s a story about my dad and Les.  Our TV reception was quite poor, and the antenna was on the lawn.  So, my dad heard that if, IF, you’re getting poor reception, clean you’re antenna.  Ralph out “cleaning the antenna” and Les stops at the top of the driveway, on his way home from work, he yells down, ” Ralphie, what are you doing?”
My dad yells back – “Cleaning my antenna!”
Les replies, “What’s the matter – ya gettin’ a dirty picture? !!”
_Craig
Ralph and Les

Ralph and Les