Stan Jordan

Stan’s Ramblings: The End of the Pentagon

By: Stan Jordan We finished using a story from Wikipedia about the big Pentagon in Washington D.C. it is considered the biggest office building in the world. Now we are going to do a story on the remodeling of the White House in Washington in the late 1940’s and 50’s when Harry S. Truman was…

The M4A1 Tank

By: Stan Jordan The above picture is of the M4A1 tank being unloaded from an L.S.T. (landing ship tank) at Anzio in Italy in 1944 is sometimes called the Sherman, that was the name the English called it. The big difference between the M3 and the M4 tank was the round movable turret and the…

“The Pentagon and I” …and other Ramblings – Stan Jordan

The Pentagon and I By: Stan Jordan Layout The Pentagon building spans 28.7 acres (116,000 m2), and includes an additional 5.1 acres (21,000 m2) as a central courtyard. Starting with the north side and moving clockwise, its five façades are the Mall Terrace Entrance façade, the River Terrace Entrance façade, the Concourse Entrance (or Metro Station) façade, the…

Stan’s Ramblings

The Pentagon and I By: Stan Jordan Protests The Pentagon became a focal point for protests against the Vietnam War during the late 1960s. A group of 2,500 women, organized by Women Strike for Peace, demonstrated outside of Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara’s office at the Pentagon on February 15, 1967. In May 1967, a group of 20…

Stan’s Ramblings

The Snowy Owl By: Stan Jordan The other day John Molitor came in to the office and we had quite a confab. John is a rural letter carrier out of Payne, up toward the Indiana State Line, and he told me he saw a snowy owl sitting on a telephone pole. I was glad that…

Stan’s Ramblings

This hot food craze By: Stan Jordan I know that I am going to get in trouble for writing this because it is one of our Civil Rights. But I have long entertained the idea of talking back to those hot pepper eaters. Some of my friends start out with the mild stuff like Pepper…

Stans Stuff Issue 39

Stans Stuff Issue 39Sam Rivers, Indian Agent Chapter 51 By: Stan Jordan We are still here at the fort. We have had many talks with General Kearney on the north/south situation about slavery and emancipation. The general said, “This is 1859 and Washington does not anticipate any trouble this year, but the future looks like…

Memories you never forget

Memories you never forgetWe were in Camp Shelby, Mississippi, it was the last week in November 1945. We were to report to a certain building at 1:00 p.m. to get our discharge. You can bet we were there on time. They paid us up to date and gave us all one hundred dollars more, as…

The Forders of Crane Township

By: Stan Jordan On the 30th day of December 1863 a number of Antwerp citizens took a petition to the Paulding County Commissioners for Antwerp to become an incorporated village. One of the Paulding County Commissioners at that time was Sam Forder. There were two Sam Forders in the history of Crane Township. They were…

Old Phrases and Sayings – Stan Jordan

OLD PHRASES AND SAYINGS By: Stan Jordan Hi old timer! Our family was exiting a fine restaurant in Fort Wayne a few weeks ago when the following incident took place: We a met a man who looked to be around 80 years old with his family, entering the restaurant. I suppose it was his daughter…

A Talk With Gary and Linda Mabis

By: Stan Jordan Gary and Linda Mabis came in the other day and we discussed “The Prairie” out at the Antwerp High School. Linda got the idea of a place that would be safe for our native birds, bees and bugs. She had attended a seminar in Dayton called “The Midwest Nature Plan” and it…