We Will Never Forget 7/27/53

Hi Readers. I just got back from the County Seat in Junction, Texas.  Nice little Texas town and I managed to get the title on the $400 stolen car transferred into my name successfully.

But it was a strange experience, not only because it was raining.  The whole town’s festooned with variations on the US flag and signs declaring they’ll never forget.

As nearly as I can figure, they must be celebrating the Cease Fire for the Korean War, July 27, 1953, and declaring the US ain’t ever going to bring our troops home from Korea.

Maybe the only town in the US still remembers that Cease Fire, celebrates it, and is overjoyed 25,000 US troops are still over there keeping the commies from taking over South Korea if they could.

Junction, Texas.  Time Warpville, USA

Old Jules

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9 responses to “We Will Never Forget 7/27/53

  1. I certainly didn’t know that! And, I wonder how many more people are like me? I think that is more troops than the UK has in Afghanistan?

    • Good morning Mark. That continued US military presence in South Korea’s one of the unspoken mysteries of our time in my opinion. It ain’t as though South Korea doesn’t have a military entirely able to gore its own oxen. And if the Chinese come across the Yalu River through North Korea they’ll be driving tractor-trailer rigs loaded with rubber monster toys. Mystery, though costly methinks. Gracias, J

      • Imagine what the cost is to the USA and what the Government could do with that money poured int – for example – a health Service for all? Although having said that the UK’s Health Service is suffering badly under this present administration…come to think of it… and the last, and the one before that!!!

        • Hi Mark: Actually all that money spent [on US occupation troops all over the world] isn’t money that could be spent on something else. It’s just a splash of money spent that doesn’t exist because it’s borrowed money against the future. Bets that someone, sometime in the US will have something worth selling to someone else to provide a measure of value to future dollars. Not much likelihood of that happening, methinks. So dollars borrowed to provide health care are DIFFERENT dollars from the dollars borrowed to keep troops in places where they can shoot foreigners occasionally. The two aren’t inter-switchable. Gracias, Jules

  2. Time Warpville, catchy name.

    • elroyjones: Catchy town. One of those undiscovered, unexpected places. If someone could think of something to sell someone else would buy and needed a location for doing it they’d have the entire main street of ghost prime locations to choose from. That town has the unique distinction of having more livestock feed stores than churches open for business. But across from the courthouse there’s a cleaners/laundry operation takes up half a city block. Gracias, J

  3. I admire people who have well fed animals and clean laundry. You almost always make me grin, thanks muchly!

  4. How come it won’t let me comment on the next page?

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