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    Randy Keho

    Dad's Wild Ride: To Hellcat and Back
    Dad's Wild Ride: To Hellcat and BackI built this 1/35-scale diorama about 15 years ago in honor of my father for his service during World War II. His tank destroyer battalion was attached to U. S. Gen. George S. Patton as he raced from Normandy to Germany. Before I required bifocals,...


    Pamela L. Williams
    27/07/2016 #11 Pamela L. Williams
    I used to love helping my brothers put together models! I could never convince my Mom to get me one, not ladylike. Ugh! I would know how to build what my military father worked with, he was a ground to air missile specialist. Where he was stationed overseas we weren't allowed to go, too remote. The missiles he worked with were still classified top secret so he never talked about them. He did get to support missile programs at Vandenberg and in Montana but most of his time in the 50s and 60s was spent in southeast Asia.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    17/07/2016 #10 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #9 It's a great pic, & I look forward to more. Oh. Yes. We could rant all day about Ex's, yes...hmm....that would be an awfully dark hive lol.
    Randy Keho
    16/07/2016 #9 Randy Keho
    #7 Unfortunately, photos are all that's left of this diorama, and a few others, due to a accident involving my second ex-wife. Ex-wife being the key word. I will buzz more of my work, that survives, later. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    16/07/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 @Randy Keho, my father died of Alzheimer's the same year of the car accident with my daughter. With dementia, Reminiscence could very well trigger some well-established paths in your grandfather's brain. I gently recommend you catch the look in his eye at first glance, and even if you don't see a reaction, "he" is still inside there...and his brain will respond. Don't listen to the doctors on this one. Wishing you love, and sending Grandpa a huge smack on the cheek!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    16/07/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 I come back here every so often, just to see this scene and all the details...it belongs in a museum, I think. Yes. A museum behind glass, where no kid can sneeze on it! My favorite image it the navigator with the opened book of maps on his 'tank' desktop. Just precious...and thinking of how many young kids were also sitting in his chair....wow. I'm just filled with respect and admiration, all over again.
    Randy Keho
    01/07/2016 #6 Randy Keho
    #5 Yes. @Lisa GallagherMy father , who's still kicking, but suffers from dementia while living in a nursing home, has seen all of my dioramas. He used to ask me what I was working on every time we got together. He used to build models for me when I was a youngster. I got into the hobby after I was laid off from my job
    in the 1990s. My son and I would work on models together, but the bug never hit him like it did me.
    Lisa Gallagher
    01/07/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    Did you dad ever see the models you built to honor him @Randy Keho? Very impressive, thanks for sharing this!!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/06/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 Absolutely so, @Rod Loader! And it's just the begining, as @Randy Keho is now Official Co-Admin on this Hive with me! We hope to keep putting forward positive, historic and enrapturing stories that do true justice and honor to all Veterans! ........And we're off!!! 🏇 @Ali Anani, @Dr. Allen Brown, @Cat Gal U., @Mamen Delgado, @Jim Cody, @Juan Imaz.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    29/06/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 It looks awesome! What a way to honor your father, and it gives me goosebumps to 'relive' his scenario through you. A very honorable piece.
    Rod Loader
    29/06/2016 #2 Rod Loader
    Thanks for sharing Randy Keho, a good story and a very nice diorama.
    Randy Keho
    29/06/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    Oops. It didn't look like this before I published it. I obviously did something wrong. My apologies.