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My Col. Gimperling Journey–part 5

  When I first discovered the document above I just glanced through it to get an idea of where he had been stationed and promoted. But this time, as I made the translation, I started looking up more information on … Continue reading

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My Col. Gimperling Journey–part 4

Captain Gimperling while at Williams College. This photo was emailed to me by Linda Hall, Archives Assistant, Williams College.What a wonderful find. We now know what he looked like at about age 37. Just a note – He was the … Continue reading

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My Col. Gimperling Journey–Part 3

The following entry came from the 1936 Official Army Register and appears to give the schools and promotions Gimp attended and or received.  http://www.archive.org/stream/officialarmyregi1936unit#page/n5/mode/2up I found the index of abbreviations for the Official Army Register so I’ve made the translations … Continue reading

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My Col. Gimperling Journey–part 2

The Gimperling boathouse and dock where the Col. and I sat and talked so may years ago. When I researched the Chicago Lock Company and found it had been sold and there were no online  records for their locks I … Continue reading

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My Col. Gimperling Journey–part 1

Click on the URL below and listen to my introduction. Steve http://www.mccookdirect.com/gimperling/gimperling-intro.mp3 Download this MP3 – (Right Click) It all started in September of 2010 when my Grand Lake neighbor, Bob Jackson from Houston, gave me an old padlock. The … Continue reading

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Back from the Big City

Thursday I drove to Lakewood to visit a rescue Springer in her foster home. The drive down to Lakewood was uneventful until I did not make a turn I should have. So once I realized my mistake I decided to … Continue reading

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Good Day for Ducks in GL

This is what we woke up to on Monday morning. It was cold and rainy for most of the day. But I learned loads about my pickup’s battery and starter system. That all started on Friday afternoon when my blue … Continue reading

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Looking for Fossil Rocks on CR 5

Last Friday, June 10th I got to practice my grandfathering with Ainsley on Grand County Road 50 past Byers Canyon. It was a real challenge trying to keep up with her until she thought she saw the eyes of a … Continue reading

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A June Day in Grand Lake

During my last lunch with Skip in McCook, we started talking about our journey through life. Years ago I received a PowerPoint called “Life on a Train” and of course sent in on to Skip. For a few minutes, we … Continue reading

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Steve Batty

Steve is mostly retired from the workforce but does build/maintain websites and serves on several boards spread across Nebraska and Colorado.  He usually gets stuck with being the board’s webmaster and treasurer. The two boards he is most actively involved … Continue reading

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