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  1. Atticus Finch

    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Today opened the official Old Flight Jacket Season in eastern North Carolina. 1968 L-2b.
  2. Atticus Finch

    Show us your Guns!

    Recently bought this holster (on sale) from At The Front. My father bought the P08 sometime in the 1950’s. It’s nothing special. Just a shooter grade pistol with “1917” stamped on the breach. But it somehow managed to evade being stamped full of swastikas or other nazi emblems. I cannot...
  3. Atticus Finch

    Cast iron

    Here’s some cast iron you might not see every day. This iron decoy sat at my grandparents’ front door for many years. I’m not sure when it first came to their home, but it’s broken bill is owing to my father’s childhood use of it as a nut cracker. According to Dad, that happened one Christmas...
  4. Atticus Finch

    Cast iron

    Not sure how old is the pot. Probably not very, given the “made in France” stamp near the handle. But it is heavy and cooks red beans better than anything I own. AF Edit: I just looked at “A Field Guide to Dehillerin”. Found it on line. The author guessed this stamp is post WWII but...
  5. Atticus Finch

    Cast iron

    Looks like it was once similar to one of my oldest...and most favored...bean pots. AF
  6. Atticus Finch

    Have you found Hidden Treasure?

    There’s probably a grain of truth in this tradition. In many states, testimony that a holographic will was found in a place where the decedent normally kept his or her personal property is one of several elements necessary to establish the will’s validity. So...given that your loved ones...
  7. Atticus Finch

    What do you still have in your possession from your childhood?

    My first bicycle, a 1961 Columbia, given to me by my grandparents for my sixth birthday. No...I wasn’t much of a beer drinker at age six. The Leinenkugel is there only to show the tiny scale of this bike. AF
  8. Atticus Finch

    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    We’re having a little spring nor’easter, today. Temperature is in the middle forties, it’s raining a deluge and the wind’s blowing so hard, if you open your mouth, your butt will whistle. Been wearing my ATF, 1st model, USN deck jacket since first daylight. Here it is drying out...while my...
  9. Atticus Finch

    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    I’ve recently fallen back in love with my A-2s. This one is a 1996 Saddlery, which was the name Cooper used for their government contract jackets. I’ve had this A-2 for ten or twelve years and it’s still not broken in. I need to wear it more often. AF
  10. Atticus Finch

    Cast iron

    Earlier in this thread, @scotrace mentioned that tin-lined copper pots provide the best heat conductivity of any cooking vessel. I never forgot his comment. Seven months later, I found myself in a New Orleans antique shop that specializes in vintage cookware. I saw this very heavy, tin-lined...
  11. Atticus Finch

    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Wearing a 1998 Avirex A-2. As you can tell from the patch receivers, this one was Air Force gear...as opposed to the “mall jackets” Avirex sold in the 1990s. You either like these second generation A-2s, or you hate them. Personally, I’ve always been kinda fond of them. Yes, they’ve got...
  12. Atticus Finch

    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Dinner with an old veteran, tonight. My 1968 M-65.
  13. Atticus Finch

    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    My 1985, Pig-skin windbreaker from L. L. Bean. Hard to imagine, but I’ve owned this jacket for 34 years. Bought it back in the days when we country folk would see a photo of a jacket in a waxy, paper thing called a catalog...then we’d use a clunky, electric telephone...that was plugged into...
  14. Atticus Finch

    Famous People in Flight Jackets

    Something a bit more unusual...and timely. Four of the Iran Hostages, coming home after being released from captivity, in January of 1981. They’re wearing what appear to be newly issued, USAF N-3b jackets. Thirty-eight years ago...but it seems like yesterday. AF
  15. Atticus Finch

    What's for Dinner?

    I made a big pot of chili this afternoon. It was just for Jackie, me and our one elderly neighbor. Four pounds of beef and chicken. Lots of veggies, spice and chicken stock. Now we’ve got lots of leftovers. Try as I may, I just can’t cook small. AF
  16. Atticus Finch

    To beard or not to beard?

    I sometimes grow something like a beard. It probably makes me look a bit older than I actually am. AF
  17. Atticus Finch

    Your first job

    I worked at my father’s Esso service station for a couple of years before I was old enough to get a work permit...which, in North Carolina, is fourteen years old. As soon as I got my permit, I landed my first non-family job. I became a proud bus boy at Captain Bill’s Waterfront Restaurant, in...
  18. Atticus Finch

    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Today, I’m wearing a 1974 Kings Point Mfg. A-2 deck jacket. I graduated from high school in 1974 and thought mightily about enlisting in the USN. But the conflict in Vietnam wasn’t totally resolved, and my folks were not terribly enthusiastic about the prospect. Ultimately, they convinced me...
  19. Atticus Finch

    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Spearhead Militaria wool A-1. A pretty darn good reproduction of a jacket that never existed. AF
  20. Atticus Finch

    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Glad you asked! I had intended to mention this, but forgot. I’ve bought many different models of ATF jackets. 2nd Model Tanker, m-43, m-41, B-10, N-1 and 1st Model Deck Jacket. In my experience, only the M-41 runs true to size. All the rest run a size large. I wear a size 48 original G-1...
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