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When Rosh Hashanah Comes Early & Other Calendar Quirks

Okay, here’s a question for all you trivia buffs out there. When was the last time Rosh Hashanah began as early as September 5th?
Give up? Try 1899! That was the year that Queens and Staten Island became part of New York City, the Great Blizzard of 1899 pounded South Florida with snow, and fighting in Afghanistan continued to rage (then it was the British but sadly some things never change). This was also the year when the paperclip and Bayer aspirin were patented, and voting machines were okay’d for federal elections.(Hmm, chads, hanging or not) Yep, the last time Rosh Hashanah fell on September 5th was the year the Bronx Zoo opened in New York, and when all is said and done, it...

For “old Geezers” only

How Many Do You Know??? Ok, here's a little fun trip back in time. Let's see how much you remember, and how many you can recall. Play fair, don't cheat! Oh, you'll need a piece of paper and a pencil to record your answers. Let me know how you scored. 1. In the 50s, if you had a flat rear tire, you often had to remove the�? a. Necker knob b. Curb feeler c. Fender skirt 2. What color flash bulbs did Dad use for color film? a. Blue b. Pink c. Plaid 3. What was the “parking brake called when you were a kid? a. Emergency brake b. Pull Stop c. Breaker. Breaker. 4. Way before Air Jordan, what was a kids shoe of choice? a. Buster Brown b. PF Flyers c. Old Stinkers 5. In what year did Dewey Defeat Truman�...

New USO-Andrews and 167th AW Photos!

After taking a group photo of a bunch of us USO-Andrews volunteers ( and our supervisor Midge), Barbara and I traveled to Martinsburg, WV to attend and photograph my annual 167th ANG Retirees dinner. We took lots of photos and I made my usual photoshow from our photos. Click on the link above to view the photoshow. And see our USO photo on this page. BTW...I will have a new site next month that is not from Verizon, but created with the help of a professional web designer. Stay tuned!
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Steve’s New Website!

I am so happy to announce my new website!  It is professionally designed by a custom web site developer: ewebavenue.com who has done a fantastic job. The site now has separate sections for  my photography, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance),  military. and Guardian Security information. Guardian is an excellent home security service who will be advertising on my site ( and giving special discounts to military and government employees)  But my site will still emphasize my unique brand of Swartz photography and photoshows.  Hope you enjoy the new look!...

Memories – Part 2

Steve Produces

I have added another photoshow to my Memories web page.  This photoshow is made with 200 more photoshow from my life at Ohio University, the University of MD, Camp Comet (as a photo counselor), USO, IRS,  volunteer veteran supporter, etc. If you liked Memories Part 1, you will enjoy the second part very much...and always more to come! Memories - Part 2 ...