Retired Guys

The Retired Guys

February 28, 20170 Comments

Have you noticed them plastic squares covered with extra-large nodules, approximately 3’ X 3’ in size that are glued to the ground at entrances/exits to most stores, shoppin’ malls and sidewalk aprons? I had no idea what they were for and assumed they provided some kind of extra grip or traction for those people in […]

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The Retired Guys

May 31, 2016

Well, I never thought I’d see the day. The Grapevine magazine has morphed into an album of pictures. It’s become sort of like a scrap book, but different.

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May 2016

April 30, 2016

I could care less about clothin’ fashions. Give me a well-worn pair of pants and a comfortable T-shirt with a few oil and mustard stains and I’m good to go.

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The Retired Guys

The Retired Guys

January 31, 2016

On December 5, 2015, the Relief Association had its annual Open House. This event is always special and it’s a great time to meet up with old friends.

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Retired Guys – A Salute to Bob Patterson

Retired Guys – A Salute to Bob Patterson

May 31, 2015

There were several Patterson’s on the job, but only Bob Patterson drew cartoons and wrote in the Firemen’s Grapevine.

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Retired Guys

Retired Guys

March 31, 2015

On February 11, 2015, Fireman Clarence H. Bramley passed away. He was appointed to the Los Angeles City Fire Department on July 12, 1949 and took his pension on November 4, 1979.

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The Retired Guys

November 30, 2014

I’ve just about had it up to here with reality shows. Biker build-offs, Ice Road Bozo’s, Crabby Fishermen, Tattoo All of Me, Idiot Loggers in Alaska and at the top of my list, Naked and Afraid.

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October 2014

October 2014

September 30, 2014

My computer crashed. More specifically, my hard drive died and to make things worse, the computer guy I took it to told me he couldn’t recover any of my data.

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September 2014

September 2014

August 31, 2014

I first met John Rasmussen at old FS 112, which was built in 1925 and located across the channel from the current station. He was the “B” shift engineer on Boat 2, the Ralph J. Scott.

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August 2014

August 2014

July 30, 2014

More than 300 people attended the annual Los Angeles Retired Fire and Police Association meeting and BBQ at the Grace E. Simons Lodge in Elysian Park on June 4, 2014.

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