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Bloviating Zeppelin: Col. Richard Lee Alley, USAF, 4-13-1920 to 2-11-2009

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Col. Richard Lee Alley, USAF, 4-13-1920 to 2-11-2009

I miss you, Dad.



Blogger TexasFred said...

Great tribute BZ...

Semper Fidelis, to you and your Dad..

Sun Mar 01, 11:17:00 AM PST  
Blogger Ranando said...

Fine photos.

You will miss him more and more as time goes by, what happens is the saddness turns to smiles as the years go by.

When us kids now speak of my father the tears are gone and the laughter seems to go on forever.

It's a great feeling just thinking of my dad.

Nice tribute, may he rest in peace.

Sun Mar 01, 11:25:00 AM PST  
Blogger A Jacksonian said...

May he ever rest in peace.

Thank you for sharing some of your time with him with us, so that we may know of him.

Sun Mar 01, 01:00:00 PM PST  
Blogger christian soldier said...

Sorry for your loss---

Sun Mar 01, 01:48:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

God bless those young people serving in the USAF Honor Guard. They had the opportunity to push the casket on its wheeled platform. They elected to hand carry my father instead.


Sun Mar 01, 03:26:00 PM PST  
Blogger Z said...

Thanks for allowing us to be there like this...sure felt like that, viewing those pictures.

God bless him, you and your family.

America was well served...I hate to see good men like this go.

Sun Mar 01, 04:21:00 PM PST  
Blogger Rivka said...

Awesome tribute and great photos and thanks for including us.

May he rest in peace.

Sun Mar 01, 05:14:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

03 02 09

Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.RIP.

Mon Mar 02, 05:01:00 AM PST  
Blogger cary said...

Wonderful tribute, BZ.

Hang in there - your support system is working.

Mon Mar 02, 09:33:00 AM PST  
Blogger shoprat said...

A worthy send off for a good man.

May he see the face of God.

Mon Mar 02, 12:29:00 PM PST  
Blogger EatYourOkra said...

Touching. I'm sorry for your loss and thankful for your father's service to this country.

Mon Mar 02, 02:13:00 PM PST  
Blogger Unknown said...

Sorry for you loss brother. Thanks for sharing the photos. I thank him for his service to his country!

Mon Mar 02, 04:21:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Eat Your Okra: thank you very much for visiting, please return frequently, and thank you for your kind comment.

RGR: thank you sir. I have some wonderful photos coming of my father flying planes, training, etc., from WWII. Just found them, have to scan them. They are classic.


Mon Mar 02, 05:18:00 PM PST  
Blogger Average American said...

BZ, a salute to your father, and also to you. I told you your pictures would be great, and they are. Your father watches over you now, but then, he always has. Fond memories will overpower the grief as time passes. Meanwhile, know that you are in our hearts and prayers.

Mon Mar 02, 08:09:00 PM PST  
Blogger Carlisleboy said...

My thoughts and Prayers are with you BZ!

Tue Mar 03, 09:14:00 AM PST  
Blogger Thomas Lawrence said...

My condolences to you and your family. What a beautiful tribute.

Tue Mar 03, 02:35:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Carlisleboy and Larry Durham: thank you for your words and the time you took here to write them. They are much appreciated.


Tue Mar 03, 08:30:00 PM PST  
Blogger Three Score and Ten or more said...

Lovely tribute. It is strange to say that I have enjoyed your sharing of your experience (makes me sound like a ghoul) But I have enjoyed it and felt honored that you shared it with us all.

Wed Mar 04, 10:01:00 PM PST  
Blogger ~Leslie said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I will be back. Beautiful tribute that brought tears to my eyes.

Thank you seems never enough, but I send it anyway.

Thu Mar 05, 06:15:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Leslie: thank you so much for visiting, and thank you for taking the time to comment. Please come back frequently.


Fri Mar 06, 05:29:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Strong work BZ, and a fine tribute to your Father. I wish only the best for you and yours.

Sun Mar 08, 03:50:00 PM PDT  

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