Monday, July 25, 2011

#40) Had Trouble Publishing Comments to a Blog Post?

I've noticed recently that it is sometimes difficult, if not impossible, to publish a comment to posts on this Blog. The problem seems to be related to the type of internet browser being used to make the comment. Specifically, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer sometimes cause problems, but Google Chrome seems to work every time. However, since our Blog software program (aka "Blogger") was designed by Google, I suppose that's no surprise. Note, Google Chrome is free, mature, and highly rated for its performance. Comments?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

#39) More Missing Libravets

Blog #24 told about several Libravets that we had lost contact with. Since then, a few of them have been located. Today, however, we've added four more. They are: Diane Dunning Montgomery, Victor Netupsky, Jerry Beushausen, and Jim Ford. To see the complete updated list click here. If you know anything about any missing Libravets, please leave a comment below or e-mail Georgine or myself.

#38) The Social Media Revolution - 2011

This short two minute YouTube video is not about Librascope "memories", but rather about "The Social Media Revolution" that has happened since the Glendale facility was closed over a decade ago. Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

#37) In Memoriam - Wallace "Pat" Patterson

Wallace "Pat" Patterson
On March 15th, Wallace (Pat) Patterson passed away after having been diagnosed with lung cancer in January. He and his wife, Martha, had been married for 36 years.

Pat worked for Librascope from 1983 to 1999. Pat and Martha both enjoyed the five years spent in Nuremburg, Germany, then Eatontown, NJ and Bel Air, MD., with Librascope   Prior to that, he had retired as a Lt. Colonel after having served 22 years in the Army.

Pat had fond memories of his years with Librascope and the many people he worked with, especially his boss, Hank Pinczower.

In 1999, after he left Librascope, Pat and his wife moved to Hopkinsville, KY. That same year, he became a consultant for Intellitec of Deland, Florida for the next four years.

Pat's many hobbies included the computer, reading, music and especially his guitar. He also took time to transfer all his LP's to CD's, which took many months.  Another special interest was genealogy.

Pat was buried, with full military honors, in the KY Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville. His wife Martha survives, as well as two sons and a stepson.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

#36) e-Mail from Victor Riehl

Recently received the following update from Victor Riehl, former Librascope VP and Legal Counsel:

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 4:44 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Librascope Memories - News Blog #34

Hi Carl,

Thanks for the nice memories, brought back to life by your website and the photos from the 2010 get-together. It is good to see Jerry Deitz, Walt Picker and Hank Pinczower looking so well. Lorene Burrows, too--I saw her a couple of years ago at the Nixon Library.

Marie and I are living back in Pasadena now.  We restored a  big, old farmhouse in Provence, sold it in 2008 and now are back in California permanently. I retired from Ocean Systems (formerly Bendix, now L-3 Communications) in 2006, worked overseas as a consultant for a couple of years and now refuse to do anything more strenuous than clean the pool and play golf--and I excel at neither.

Keep up the good work!

Victor Riehl