TSGS Cruiser Blog

Saturday, July 10, 2010



The TSGS Editor
of our quarterly journal The Tri-State Packet

sent out an email yesterday to remind officers & regular contributors of the July 15th. deadline to submit material for the September issue. Send anything you think might be of general use by some of our members. Recently the amount of material being sent in has been a little less than in the past... so now is a good time to submit something with a better chance that it will get into this or the next issue. Send what you have addressed to Tri-State Packet Editor: "Brenda Legate" blegate@att.net. Little short tid-bits are needed for page fillers, as well.

John G. West, TSGS President

Thursday, July 8, 2010

From the FIRST MATE's


2010 SWIRCA Kitchen Band...

TSGS & OVC INSSAR Member Ernest Payne, Jackie Payne Band Conductress & Don Counts Past President TSGS & OVC INSSAR (Don currently serves on the TSGS Board of Directors).
John G. West's Great Aunt, Susan Margaret Wood, played in this band in the 1990's.

- Photo submitted by Don Counts

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

From the FIRST MATE's


My Grandson, Evan, graduated in June this summer...

and his family was there to celebrate the day! L-R: JJ West, Halle West, Evan West (the Graduate) and Christie West.
I post this photo to remind all of our genealogy friends that for special events like Easter, Memorial day, 4th. of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. and graduations, weddings & even funerals are good times to be with your families and learn about the living family, as well as, the ones that have passed on in time. Get family addresses, phone numbers and email - so you can keep in touch. Send your family members a brief history of the family as it relates to them... then keep them posted as to any changes or additions. Sharing with them may mean that, later, they will share with you.

- Compiled by JGWest

Sunday, July 4, 2010

"Happy 4th. of July" from TSGS


Becky is dressed in a Colonial dress for the Evansville Freedom Festival Parade several years back. A photography from the Courier & Press took this photo for the newspaper. Becky and another lady, Ruth Hall (barely visible) carried the Color Guard Banner for the Ohio Valley Chapter of the Indiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Don counts sent this musical video for us to remember why we celebrate this day! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huAMk7LlL5Q This is two versions of the same song sung by Marty Raybon... I like version 2 best!

I found this one that is about 9 minutes long that remembers 9-11 that goes well with today! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxHytCwb7bc&feature=related

And of course, a video of God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee GreenWood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxHytCwb7bc&feature=related