Tag Archives: Air Force

Bradley Smith’s roadside Patron’s collection 92 Thatcher Road Rt127A

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Bradley Smith displays a curious collection of interests, art and ephemera inside the blue shed, the Patron’s Museum & Education Center at 92 Thatcher Road (RT 127A), which he founded in 1987. He’s a poet, Shakespeare enthusiast , Korean veteran, and a Winfrey’s chocolate fan which he’s shared with us more than once. Many moons ago there was a candy store at this location (something like Taft’s Salt Water Taffy.)

SAND

SAND, WHITE SAND, WET SAND, ON AND AROUND MY HAND
IN THIS STRANGE AND FOREIGN LAND.
EYES, SIGHTLESS EYES, ONCE SAYING LAST FAREWELL,
THOSE SAD, SWEET SIGHS, MY FONDEST LORALIE.
STIFLING BERTH, DEADLY MIRTH, WARLIKE GIRTH,
THEN THE CLOSE GREY UNFAMILIAR EARTH.
WATER, PACIFIC HUE, LAPPING FEET,
LIFE’S CRESTING, FADING, LAST RETREAT.
MEN, BRAVE MEN EMBRACE THEIR GRAVES AND DIE
BENEATH THE WARM, BLUE WHITE SKY
ALL CARES TORN AWAY.
THIS DAY…

-Bradley Smith, Korean air force veteran and aesthete  (Smith’s poem Sand about WWII)

Keith Lee of Rockport Came Home After 5 Years In The Air Force

Keith Lee (with hat) of Rockport Came home Saturday to the loving arms of family and friends after serving 5 years in the Air Force as Senior Airmen attached to a convoy unit for two tours, feeding our Forward Operating Bases in Afghanistan. Keith is happy to be home and is looking for work. Have, CDL, will travel. Call 978-471-8082 with work offers.

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With Mom

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