Post a screencap of your current desktop.
Rule: Once you’ve been tagged you can’t change your desktop even if it’s embarrassing.
90% of the time I couldn’t even tell you what my background is…I pay so little attention to it. So, luckily this isn’t really embarrassing (though some of you might not know about my ventures into anime…so, surprise??) .
I got tagged in this forever ago, so I’m not sure who else has already done it, so…
A skeleton of a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) lies near the Comandante Ferraz base, in Antarctica. The skeleton was placed in 1972 by French researcher and scientist Jacques Cousteau as a memorial againts the killing of this species in the 20th century | image by Vanderlei Almeida
This brick outside the WWII museum caught my eye. I decided to think about Eddie Simpson. I didn’t think I’d ever learn, but a few moments on the life of a forgotten serviceman, a faceless name, couldn’t hurt.
I took a picture of the name, thought about it as I walked to the car, thought about him, Eddie Simpson, as I drove home. “There had to have been more than one Edward Simpson,” I thought.
I googled the exact quote from the brick and found that a man, WIlliam Overstreet, who, in 1944, flew under the arches of the Eiffel tower to shoot down a German plane had died in December, 2013. William Overstreet. WBO.
A few google searches with both names lead me to Eddie Simpson’s story. After walking away from the crash of his P-51 Mustang, Simpson died to save the lives of French Resistance fighters; men and women he barely knew and with whom he could not converse.
Read: The Stars and Stripes account of Eddie Simpson’s last day.
I remember Eddie Simpson.
Fossil Friday, Horned Gopher. Horned gophers are the smallest known mammals to ever have horns, and the only known species of horned rodents.
© The Field Museum, CSGEO77569.
Skull Horned Gopher (Ceratogaulus hatcheri), Pliocene. Nebraska.