Are they even having boot camp?

I joined the Navy in 1982 because there was recession to the point where McDonald’s wasn’t even hiring. We were just wondering, are they even having boot camp right now? I remember being in line for chow and a guy yelling at us “Nuts to butts! Assholes to belly...

Remember Annie and Charley’s wedding?

Hey, remember Annie and Charley’s wedding? It was so nice of them to invite us. Marvin’s mom rounded up so many lawn chairs! I think Marvin had a thing for Annie (And who could blame him?) – He joined the Army about a week later! Who joins the Army...

First, do no mom.

I am not sure if doctors often encounter patients who casually get naked in the examining room EXCEPT hot red high heels. These pervy little card collections were printed in the 1950’s… Back then the doctor would judge her on being an unwed mother, and probably talk to her...

NeverJetHot

WHERE AM I?? This is the personal blog of a retired airplane factory drone… I was delighted when I discovered the anagram of my name (John Everett) is “Never Jet Hot”. Hence this unusual domain name. Sadly in retirement, with quarantine on top, my main hobbies are collecting old...

You never sausage a craving

This worn out old “Schmidt’s Sausage Haus” matchbook, even the picture of Schmidt inventorying his sausage links makes me hungry. When this stupid virus is tamed, we are talking about making a road trip of epic proportions, and assuming Schmidt’s place recovers, it will be a reason to stop...

Always happy to serve you

Here’s a matchbook from the Checker Cab people driving in Burlington, Vermont and thereabouts. I don’t know what the economics of using vehicles from Checker motors. They were made for decades up to 1982, yet cabbies still drive them today in some places, so parts must still be available....

Public transit goes the wrong way

It’s hard to decide whether to ride the Blue Coach or the Manhattan Line; I would like to take my gal to Palisades Park, but she lives in Hackensack and has a curfew. I supposed a lot of young people learned some practical math just trying to get around....

Calvary Training

This little girl does not understand, the Calvary must train somehow, and everybody is on a low budget. As the Kinks so truthfully said, “I’m a cut price person in a low budget land”. In fact, we are still in lockdown, and it’s time to cut my own hair...

Staying alive, sort of.

I don’t really know what to expect at the “Renaissance Cabaret” – the matchbook ad says “Dance to Mellow Sounds”, yet they are the home of “The DISCO”, and below that you are encouraged to “Dance to the beat of today!” Kind of confusing. It really doesn’t matter, I...

A tribute to the Peter Putters of the world

My dad’s old Jensen-Byrd supply catalog had 1641 pages of everything under the sun. Many of the items were from small suppliers. I imagine that Peter Putter had some sort of chemical background, but instead of going the way of Walter White, he perfected Peter Putter’s Plaster Pencils. I...