May the Fourth be with you -and other SF stuff.

Taswegian1957 – Hi Australia. Thank you for reading my post. I enjoy yours as well. Have reblogged this one. Not real adept at the blogging thing but working on it. I live in St. Charles, Missouri… where the Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois Rivers converge. It is lovely here. I blew my chances of visiting Australia a long time ago and have been kicking myself since. Have a good one.

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I was laying in bed this morning listening to the radio when the announcer said “It’s May the fourth, International Star Wars Day.” and proceeded to play the theme from the first Star Wars movie.

I do love that piece of music and it immediately took me back to 1977. I had just turned 20 and was still living at home. David and I were engaged and got married later that year. He and I went to see the movie at the cinema. We liked it. We liked all three of the original films but didn’t care for the next three so we rather moved away from the whole Star Wars franchise. We were really more Trekkies anyway although I’ve never felt that if you liked one you couldn’t like the other.

While on the subject of films I should mention that David loved “2001, A Space Odyssey”. That was…

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Published by Nathaniel R. "Nat" Helms

Nathaniel R Helms is a military author, writer and blogger, former reporter at AP and the defunct St. Louis Globe-Democrat newspaper and assignment editor at ABC-owned Channel 2 in St. Louis. He lives with his wife and dog in St. Charles, MO. His book "My Men Are My Heroes: The Brad Kasal Story", Meridian Publications, (2007), is now in its second printing at Naval Institute Press (2012) during its 12-year run. Helms and co-author Maj. Haytham Faraj, Maj. USMC (Ret.) wrote "No Time For The Truth: The Haditha Incident And The Search For Justice", Arcade, NYC (2012). He recently added "Numba One - Numba Ten: A Vietnam War Novel," and three other books on sale in paperback and e-book on Kindle and Nook at

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