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  1. The Monkees with Peter Tork were the band of this eight year old. Rock music got its start with me at four years old (1962) waking up every weekday morning at 6 with the sounds of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly playing on my older brothers "Hi-fi" record player as he was getting ready to head off for High School. He graduated in 1964, and with him joining the National Guard and heading off to boot camp shortly thereafter, my sister took over the record player and it was The Beatles music playing as I got ready for school.
  2. Here ya go for the weekend, a Canadian weekend, could be the Canadian band thread... Yeah, we need to hijack this thread of Fick's and fix it... with bands from Canada eh?
  3. Donster

    Friday

    Morning all. 15F with a few clouds. Partly cloudy today. Winds out of the E at 5-15 MPH. High today of 33F. Last nice day until bad weather returns late tonight/tomorrow. Winter Weather Advisory from midnight tonight to 9 AM CST Saturday. A wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain will spread northeastward across the area mainly after Midnight. The mixed precipitation will change to all freezing rain with ice accumulations of one to two tenths of an inch. Temperatures will eventually warm above freezing by late Saturday morning with the precipitation becoming all regular rain.
  4. Donster

    Wednesday

    Move to Montana. Good Idea. I hear they are trying to sell Montana to Canada to pay of the National Debt. I could be an instant Canuckie!
  5. Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Ad - February 1944 1940: Two IRA bombs explode in London; 12 people injured. 1940: The German destroyer Z3 'Max Schultz', hits a mine and sinks whilst trying to evade an air attack in the North Sea. *Hazel Brooks 1941: 430 Jewish hostages are deported from Amsterdam after a Dutch Nazi is killed by Jews. 1941: The Afrika Korps, newly arrived in Libya, launch their first probing attacks against the unpleasantly surprised British Army at El Agheila. Hazel Brooks 1942: Air Marshal A. T. (Bomber) Harris is appointed C-in-C of Bomber Command. 1942: British forces in retreat less than 100 miles from Rangoon, the capital of Burma. 1942: President Franklin Roosevelt orders Gen. Douglas MacArthur to leave the Philippines. E. R. Squibb & Sons Ad - February 1944 1943: Churchill is said to be 'on the mend' after a severe fever. 1943: Army Group Centre begins a counterattack in the area between the Dnieper and Donets. 1943: Allied commando raid on Myebon, South of Akyab in the Arakan, western Burma. Hazel Brooks 1944: Malinovsky completes the capture of the mining area around Krivoi Rog. 1944: Heavy Japanese losses as the U.S. Navy bombards the Marianas in the Pacific. Hazel Brooks 1945: Allied Air Forces launch Operation Clarion, a concerted effort to wipe out all forms of transport available to the Germans in 24 hours. Nearly 9,000 aircraft, operating from bases in England, France, Holland, Belgium and Italy attack over 250,00 square miles of territory, targeting railways, bridges, ports and roads. 1945: After a heavy four-day battle, the U.S.Fifth Army takes the Upper Reno Valley in northern Italy between Bologna and Florence. Hazel Brooks *Born on September 8, 1924 in Cape Town, South Africa, she grew up in the U.S. and by 1943, at age 18, had been signed by M.G.M. Billed under her real name, Hazel Brooks, she made a series of pictures at the studio during the 1940s, culminating with a lead role in 1947 "Body and Soul" with John Garfield. She had captured almost as much attention three years earlier in 1944 when, at age 19, she married the long-time head of her studio's fabled art department, Cedric Gibbons, then 51. Although the age difference inspired a certain amount of winking in the gossip columns at the time, the marriage proved a strong one and lasted until Gibbons' death in 1960. Brooks subsequently married Dr. Rex Ross, a surgeon and founder of the Non-invasive Vascular Clinic at Hollywood Hospital. Dr. Ross predeceased her in 1999. Hazel Brooks According to long-time friend Maria Cooper Janis, Gary Cooper's daughter, Ross in the years after her retirement from films became a skilled still photographer. She also worked actively for a number of children's charities. Following early bit parts in a half-dozen MGM vehicles, Brooks played the cynical nightclub singer who distracts John Garfield from boxing and from Lilli Palmer in "Body and Soul". She had subsequent roles in "Arch of Triumph" and "Sleep, My Love" in 1948, as well as "The Basketball Fix" (1951) and "The I Don't Care Girl" (1953). As Hazel Brooks Ross, she dies on September 18, 2002 at age 78 after a long illness at her Bel Air, California, home. Autocar Trucks Ad - February 1944
  6. Peter Tork, keyboardist and bass guitarist of ‘60s pop group The Monkees, has died Thursday. Rest in Peace Peter.
  7. In a post referring to this topic, the forum seems to be responding much quicker than it has been.
  8. The Dude hired the Bud Light Ferret. Little guy has been out of work for awhile.
  9. Donster

    Wednesday

    I've actually been banned from Taco Bell, due to them supporting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' Green New Deal. If Trump loses the next Presidential election, I could be executed.
  10. Donster

    Thursday

    Morning all. 13F under clear skies with 1F wind chill. Mostly sunny. Winds out of the W at 5-10 MPH. High of 27F. Official snowfall total for Tuesday Night/Wednesday morning was 4.5 inches.
  11. Willys Jeep Ad - February 1943 1942: Convoy ON-166 (60 ships) sailing from Britain to North America, is attacked in the North Atlantic by 19 U-boats from wolfpacks Ritter and Knappen between the 21st and 26th February. 14 allied ships are lost for 87,901 tons. 4 U-boats U-225, U-606, U-529, U623 were sunk during the battle. 1943: The 25th Anniversary of the creation of the Red Army is celebrated in all allied countries. *Louise Allbritton 1944: U.S. Marines complete the capture of Eniwetok Atoll, suffering 339 dead. 1944: Hideki Tojo becomes chief of staff of the Japanese army. Louise Allbritton 1945: The US 8th Air Force launches another heavy attack (over 1,000 bombers) against Nürnberg. 1945: The British 2nd Division establishes another Irrawaddy bridgehead, while the British 36th Division breaks through at Myitson, in northern Burma. Meanwhile further British forces cross the Irrawaddy in central Burma. 1945: The 1st Ukrainian Front captures Guben. Louise Allbritton *Louise Allbritton was the only child of L.L. and Caroline Greer Allbritton and was born on July 3, 1920 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Soon after her birth, the family moved to Wichita Falls, Texas, where her father owned and operated the local traction system. Louise's mother Caroline died when Louise was a very young child and her father was left to cope with Louise's determination to become an actress. He sent her to the University of Oklahoma where she studied journalism but after two years, quit and moved to California where she joined the Pasadena Playhouse. While apprenticing there, she tried unsuccessfully to get film work but was told she was too tall. She remained at the Pasadena Playhouse where she performed lead roles in several productions but without film work she began to think she would move back to Texas and life on the 100,000 acre ranch with her father. As so often happens (particularly in the movies), a scout from Columbia Pictures happened to catch her matriculating on stage and offered her a role in an upcoming Fay Wray-Paul Kelly film called "Not a Ladies Man" (1942). Which stunk. Shortly after that film's release, Louise was in another Columbia stinker -- "Parachute Nurse" (1942). Louise claimed she played the parachute. Soon after, Louise signed a seven year contract with Universal, a company not well-renowned for promoting their actors. Universal was known, however, for firing actors (and they in turn found stardom at other studios) and their horror pictures. Her best starring assignment during her Universal years was the whimsical heroine in the captivating comedy "San Diego I Love You" (1945). By 1948, however, Louise was mired in "other woman" and secondary roles; she is quite good in this capacity in Universal's "The Egg and I" (1947), but the film's best lines and bits of business went to stars Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray. Louise only made 23 films (actually 24 but the last has never been released). During this time, she met a real life war correspondent through her good friend Carole Landis -- Charles Collingwood -- who became Louise's husband. Louise Allbritton Louise Allbritton retired from films in 1949, spending the rest of her life traversing the globe in the company of her husband, peripatetic CBS news correspondent Charles Collingwood. Louise Allbritton died from spinal cancer on February 16, 1979 (aged 58) in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. TRIVIA: Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m) While filming "Son of Dracula" (1943), she and her costar Robert Paige were constantly playing jokes on their cast mates. One day, costar Pat Moriarty and Robert Paige were filming a scene where they flip open her Albritton's character's coffin. They were astonished upon opening the lid to find Albritton inside, completely naked. Willys Jeep Ad - February 1944
  12. Lookin' good! Well except for The Emperor and Herr Fick. Nothing could help them.
  13. Donster

    Wednesday

    Morning all. 25F under overcast skies and snowing. Snow, heaviest in the morning, freezing drizzle possible in the afternoon and early evening. Winds out of the SE at 10-20 MPH, and gusty. High of 32F. Still under a Winter Storm Warning until 6:00 tonight. Heavy snow, becoming mixed with freezing rain. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch. Looks like at least 3 inches have fallen so far since 8:00 PM last night. Hard to tell with the winds so high blowing the white crap around. Schools closed again today. So far since January 1st, kids have missed 10 days of school, and have had school delayed 2 hours 6 days.
  14. Bell Telephone Ad - February 1943 1938: Hitler demands self-determination for Germans in Austria and Czechoslovakia. 1940: General von Falkenhorst is appointed to command the German invasion of Norway. *Alexis Smith 1941: The United States sends war planes to the Pacific. 1941: The Australian Prime Minister, R.G. Menzies arrives in Britain for talks with Churchill. Lt. Edward O'Hare 1942: Lt. Edward O'Hare downs five out of nine Japanese bombers that are attacking the carrier Lexington. (MORE INFO) 1942: Japanese forces land on the Portuguese Island of Timor. Japanese troops having suffered heavy casualties over the past few weeks from battle and disease, begin to slacken their pressure in Bataan. President Quezon of the Philippines leaves for Australia in a US submarine. Alexis Smith 1943: Fierce fighting in continues in central Tunisia after the German breakout through the Kasserine Pass, but further offensive operations by the Afrika Korps are halted in order for them to withdraw to the Mareth line. 1944: 'Big Week' rolls on with the largest ever daylight raid of war by the USAAF on Germany as 970 bombers carry out attacks against Hamburg, Leipzig and Braunschweig. The RAF pound Stuttgart with 2,000-tons of bombs. Bell Telephone Ad - February 1945 1944: A ferry boat, carrying the remaining 'Heavy Water' production from Telemark in Norway, back to Germany for safety is sabotaged and sunk on Lake Tinnsjo. 1944: The Admiralty announces an 11-day battle with U-boats in Straits of Gibraltar, during which three ships are sunk and several damaged. Alexis Smith 1944: U.S. carrier-based and land-based planes destroy the Japanese base at Rabaul. 1945: The RAF launch the first of 36 consecutive night raids on Berlin. 1945: Red Army attacks against the lines of Army Group Courland fail in the face of stubborn German resistance. Alexis Smith *Born Gladys Smith on June 8, 1921 in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada, Smith was raised in Los Angeles. She was signed to a contract by Warner Bros. after being discovered by a talent scout while attending college. Her earliest film roles were uncredited bit parts and it took several years for her career to gain momentum. Her first credited part was in the feature film "Dive Bomber" (1941), playing the female lead opposite Errol Flynn. Her appearance in "The Constant Nymph" (1943) was well received and led to bigger parts. During the 1940s she appeared opposite some of the most popular male stars of the day, including Errol Flynn in "Gentleman Jim" (1942) and "San Antonio" (1945) (in which she sang a special version of the popular ballad "Some Sunday Morning"), Humphrey Bogart in "The Two Mrs. Carrolls" (1947), Cary Grant in a sanitized, fictional version of Cole and Linda Porter's life in "Night and Day" (1946), and Bing Crosby in "Here Comes the Groom" (1951). Some of Smith's other films include "Rhapsody In Blue" (1945), "Of Human Bondage" (1946) and "The Young Philadelphians" (1959). She appeared on the cover of the May 3, 1971 issue of Time with the announcement that she would be starring in Hal Prince's Broadway production of "Stephen Sondheim's Follies". In 1972 she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance. She followed this with the 1973 all-star revival of "The Women", the short-lived 1975 comedy "Summer Brave" and the ill-fated 1978 musical "Platinum", which drew decent notices only for her performance and quickly closed. Alexis Smith Smith had a recurring role on the TV series "Dallas" as Clayton Farlow's sister Jessica Montford in 1984 and again in 1990. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her guest appearance on the television sitcom "Cheers" in 1990. Alexis Smith died on June 9, 1993 in Los Angeles, California from brain cancer the day after her 72nd birthday. She had no children and was survived by her husband actor Craig Stevens. TRIVIA: Measurements: 34-24-36 (1942) Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m) Tall, graceful, talented, Canadian-born actress who was married for 49 years to actor Craig Stevens. Bell Telephone Ad - February 1945
  15. Donster

    Tuesday

    Morning all. -5F under clear skies. Patchy early fog. Increasing clouds through the day. Winds out of the E at 5-10 MPH. High of 20F. Winter Storm Warning goes into effect midnight tonight until 6:00 PM Wednesday evening. Moderate to heavy snow expected with total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches. East winds gusting between 20 to 30 mph will lead to blowing and drifting snow.
  16. Model Smoking Tobacco Ad - February 1943 1940: Destroyer HMS Daring torpedoed, 157 are killed. 1940: Finnish forces defeat and disperse the Soviet 18th Division northeast of Lake Ladoga. *Constance Bennett 1942: General Gamelin, Leon Blum and Paul Reynaud are put on trial at Riom by the Vichy government, charged with being responsible for the French defeat of 1940. The trial is never concluded. Blum defends himself so brilliantly that the trial is suspended. He remains a prisoner until 1945. 1942: Under increasing threat of being outflanked by the advancing Japanese, the 17th Indian Division is finally given permission to withdraw across the river Sittang. Constance Bennett 1942: Largest Japanese air raid since Pearl Harbor occurs against Darwin, Australia as the Japanese attack twice in one day. 1942: The Battle of Badung Strait results in a Japanese victory, as an American-British-Dutch-Australian Command (ABDA) naval squadron attempts to prevent the Japanese landing on Bali. The Allies lose 1 Dutch destroyer sunk and 2 Dutch cruisers and a US destroyer damaged. Mototola Ad - February 1945 1942: Japanese invade Bali. 1942: Executive Order 9066 is signed by President Roosevelt, authorizing the transfer of more than 100,000 German, Italian and Japanese-Americans living in coastal Pacific areas to concentration camps in various inland states (and including inland areas of California). Those interned lose an estimated 400 million dollars in property, as their homes and possessions are taken from them. Constance Bennett 1943: A two-day U-boat attack on Convoy ONl16 in the North Atlantic ends with 15 allied ships sunk. 1943: The first Chindit action against Japanese occurs. Reliance Manufacturing Ad - February 1945 1944: The U.S. Eighth Air Force and Royal Air Force begin "Big Week," a series of heavy bomber attacks against German aircraft production facilities. 1944: The RAF saturates Leipzig, dropping 2,300 tons of bombs, but lose 78 of 823 bombers. Constance Bennett 1944: A Japanese convoy is smashed by allied aircraft in the Bismarck Archipelago. 1945: After a heavy bombardment, 30,000 US Marines land on Iwo Jima, but suffer 2,420 casualties on the first day. 1945: German forces re-establish communications between Königsberg and the port of Pillau, thus again enabling tens of thousands of German refugees to be evacuated to the west by ships of the Kriegsmarine. 'Operation Sonnenwende' is finally ended in the face of ever strengthening Red Army resistance. The operation was a complete military failure, although did show that the German Army could still organize and mount limited counter-attacks. Constance Bennett *Independent, outspoken Constance Bennett, born on 22 October 1904, in New York City, was the first of the Bennett sisters to enter films, appeared in New York-produced silents before a chance meeting with Samuel Goldwyn led to her Hollywood debut in "Cytherea" (1924). In 1921 Bennett eloped with Chester Hirst Moorehead of Chicago, the son of a surgeon. The marriage was annulled in 1923. She abandoned a burgeoning career in silents for marriage to millionaire socialite Philip Morgan Plant in 1925; after they divorced, she achieved stardom in talkies from 1929. The hit "Common Clay" (1930) launched her in a series of loose lady and unwed mother roles, but she really excelled in such sophisticated comedies as "The Affairs of Cellini" (1934), "Ladies in Love" (1936), "Topper" (1937) and "Merrily We Live" (1938). Her classy blonde looks, husky voice and unerring fashion sense gave her a distinctive style. In the 1940s she made fewer films, working in radio and theatre; shrewd in business, she invested wisely and started businesses marketing women's wear and cosmetics. Loving conflict, she feuded with the press and enjoyed lawsuits. In 1941, Bennett married the actor Gilbert Roland, by whom she had two daughters, Lorinda and Christina (a.k.a. Gyl). They were divorced in 1946. In June 1946, Bennett married US Air Force Colonel (later Brigadier General) John Theron Coulter (1912-1995). This last marriage, to U.S. Air Force colonel Coulter, was happy and gave her a key role coordinating shows flown to Europe for occupying troops (1946-48) and the Berlin Airlift (1948-49), winning her military honors. Still young-looking, she died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 60 on July 24, 1965 at Fort Dix, New Jersey, shortly after completing the last of her 57 films. In recognition of her military contributions, and as the wife of Theron John Coulter, she was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Coulter died in 1995 and was buried with her. Camel Cigarette Ad - February 1945
  17. The Emperor, Herr Fick and Dark Helmet. All three are Viral STDs.
  18. The weather brown shirts just released updated snow total for yesterday. 8.8 inches. So far, 42.2 inches of snow has fallen this year in Cedar Rapids.
  19. Goodyear Ad - February 1944 1941: Parts of the Australian 8th Division arrive in Singapore. 1943: Nazis arrest White Rose resistance leaders in Munich. *Joan Vohs 1943: In the wake of the Stalingrad disaster, Dr. Goebbels, speaking before an enthusiastic audience of soldiers and civilians in Berlin, announces the implementation of "total war" which, for the first time, mandates the employment of German women in the war effort. 1943: German General Erwin Rommel takes three towns in Tunisia, North Africa. Joan Vohs 1944: Mosquitoes, escorted by Typhoon fighter-bombers, launch a daylight low-level attack on the prison at Amiens, France, in order release French patriots; 258 prisoners escaped (including many criminals), but 102 inmates were killed. 1944: The Germans conduct their heaviest night raid on London since 1941 as the Luftwaffe intensifies the 'Little Blitz'. Walter Kidde & Company Ad - February 1944 1944: Renewed allied attacks at Cassino are broken off. The Germans make further gains at Anzio but are repulsed by allied artillery and warships. 1944: The Cruiser Penelope is sunk by U-410 off Naples and earns the distinction of being the last British cruiser to be lost in the war. 1944: The Red Army recaptures Staraya Russa, as Army Group North falls back to the line Narva-Pleskau-Oposhka. Joan Vohs 1945: British Empire casualties to November 1944 are announced as 282,162 killed, 80,580 missing, 386,374 wounded and 294,438 captured. 1945: The Red Army encircles Graudenz on the Vistula. Troops of the 11th SS Army are brought to a stand still by stiffening Soviet resistance to 'Operation Sonnenwende'. 1945: A Russian torpedo hits the ex-'Strength through Joy' Nazi cruise liner leaving Danzig for Denmark with 5,000 refugees and 3,800 U-boat personnel on board. Only 1,000 are reported as saved. Joan Vohs *Typecast often as a dumb blond, Joan Vohs struggled her entire career to break out of that mold. She did manage partial success, but ultimately dropped out of acting altogether in order to become a full-time mom. She was born Elinor Joan Vohs on the 30th of July 1927 in Queens, New York, was a Rockette at age 16 and a Connover model before any acting for movies or television. Her first several roles were as models, usually of the "dumb blond" ilk. In 1952, she married a businessman, John Stephens, with whom she had two children, William and Laurie. During the mid-1950s Vohs signed a contract with Paramount Studios, where her career fared much better. She was cast as the suspected French spy Fortune Mallory in the western "Fort Ti" (1953) starring George Montgomery, and played Ruth, the wife of the real-life football star Elroy Hirsch, in "Crazylegs" (also 1953). The following year she had a starring role in Billy Wilder's "Sabrina" (1954), playing Gretchen Van Horn opposite Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn. Joan Vohs In 1955, she rejected an offer from the producer Hal B. Wallis to play Sonia opposite the top box- office duo Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in the comedy "Artists and Models", a role that finally fell to Eva Gabor. "The studio saw me as being difficult, I saw it as common sense," Vohs remembered: "I had had enough of playing fluffy women and wanted something with grit. Unfortunately the studio mogul Adolph Zukor saw things differently and after a fight over better roles I was released from contract." Undaunted, she moved into television, where she found a wider variety of roles, appearing in "Frontier", "Maverick", "Perry Mason" and "Hawaiian Eye", as well as traveling to Europe, where she starred in a series of dramatized Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales. Away from a studio, she also began to freelance, playing the lead, Susan Lang, opposite Scott Brady in "Terror at Midnight" (1956), and again in the cult "B" picture "Lure of the Swamp" (1957). These were to be her final two films. After a successful run of guest appearances on the T.V. sitcom "Family Affair," Vohs retired from acting and devoted herself to raising her own family. Joan died on the 4th of June 2001, in Tarzana, California of heart failure. Ray-O-Vac Battery Ad - February 1945
  20. Morning all. 17F under overcast skies. Flurries end early. Turning partly cloudy. Winds out of the NW at 5-15 MPH. High of 21F. Received another 7 inches of snow all day yesterday. More coming Wednesday. Have been up and hour and forum messed up. Error code: EX1040 on my PC too. Tried three browsers. Same results. Sent a report to the Forum Fuhrer.
  21. What in the hell is Itchie smoking? Oh wait, it's himself!
  22. Donster

    Sunday

    Morning all. 22F under overcast skies and snowing. Snow continues through the day, though becomes more scattered toward later afternoon. An additional 1-3 inches are likely today, for total accumulation of 3 to 6 inches, and roads will remain snow covered. High of 27F.
  23. Buick Ad - February 1943 1940: Norway protests to Britain over violation of neutrality. *Cobina Wright Jr. 1942: German vessel disguised as a British merchantman is reported sunk by a U-boat off Azores. 1942: Japanese invade Bali, despite allied naval interception and bomb Darwin on Northern Australia. Cobina Wright Jr. 1943: The Eighth Army occupies Medenine in southern Tunisia. 5th Panzerarmee's advance beyond the Kasserine Pass is temporarily suspended. 1944: German troops encircled in the Cherkassy pocket achieve a breakout, but at a heavy cost in men and equipment. The Russians claim the annihilation of the trapped German divisions at Korsun. They also begin to storm Krivoi Rog. Chrysler Ad - February 1944 1944: U.S forces land on Eniwetok atoll in the South Pacific. 1944: Operation Hailstone begins as U.S. carrier-based planes bomb the Japanese naval base at Truk in the Caroline Islands. (WATCH NEWSREEL) Cobina Wright Jr. 1945: The U.S. Third Army launches a new offensive into Germany, having pierced the Siegfried Line on a 11-mile front. 1945: U.S. troops capture the whole of the Bataan Peninsula, which commands Manila Bay in Philippines. 1945: Gen. MacArthur's troops land on Corregidor in the Philippines. Cobina Wright Jr. *Cobina Wright was born Aug 14, 1921 in New York City, New York. The brunette daughter of ambitious society columnist Cobina Wright Sr. and started her show business career as a model. Bob Hope used her as the basis for character Cobina on his radio program in 1939. After she filed suit against him (settled out of court) she became a guest on his program. She began a radio career and appeared in about a dozen movies during the early 40s. Her husband, Palmer Beaudette, was an Army corporal at the time they married in 1941. He butted heads with Cobina's assertive mother about the direction of his wife's/her daughter's career. Cobina Jr. retired in 1943. She appeared in just nine films during her brief career, including her first movie "Small Town Deb" (1941), "Moon Over Miami" (1941), "Charlie Chan in Rio" (1941), "Footlight Serenade" (1942) and her last film appearance, "Something to Shout About" (1943). Cobina Wright Jr. Husband Palmer was an heir to a vast fortune. When he died in 1968 of a heart attack, Cobina Jr. found that their spacious Carmel Valley home was all she owned. It seems that the share of Palmer's estate, which he inherited from his father, reverted, as per his father's will, back to Palmer's brothers and sisters. Both Cobina and her late husband were alcoholics. Following his death and her own recovery, she devoted much of her time to volunteering in programs at Beacon House. She also served on the board of the National Council on Alcoholism. Cobina Wright died on September 1, 2011 (age 90) in Solvang, California, USA. Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Ad - February 1945
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