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Here’s my pride and joy — a 1964 Land Rover 109 truck. Very few were made of this model. My wife’s grandfather bought it for her mother in the late 60s. It was their cabin truck at their place in the mountains outside of Denver.

It made it to Billings, Montana 20 years ago and I have been driving it almost daily in the summers since. It started looking really worn out so I had it completely redone in October 2010 — all except the motor which only has 44,000 original miles. I took it to Pat Bentz at Owens Truck and Trailer here in Billings. He and his subs took incredible care with it and replaced the glass, top, interior, paint, clutch and a few other mechanical issues.

Jane Howell, retiring director of the MSUB Library, thought a red British phone booth was “an interesting way to remember the funny English lady.” So, she purchased the authentic phone booth from Billings Army Navy Surplus and had it restored. Then she donated it to the Montana State University Library in Billings, Montana in remembrance of her 4 decades of service there. The Billings Gazette has the full story…

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Boker USA is an indirect offshoot of a 17th century tool-making workshop that originated in Germany. The cornerstone of the Boker companies is the factory founded by Heinrich Boeker in Solingen, Germany in 1869. Boker has a very interesting history.

Boker USA no longer makes knives in the U.S. as the majority of Boker manufacturing moved back to the main plant in Solingen. It is there that Boker’s reputation for quality and craftsmanship began, and it is there that the tradition continues today.

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Gordon Hoxie

Well to start my full name is Gordon David Hoxie. I go by David. My brother’s full name is Glenn Daniel Hoxie, he goes by Danny. Our father’s full name is Gordon Densmore Hoxie, he used Gordon. Dad enlisted in the summer of 1942 when he was a junior in high school. He was the youngest of three sons, no sisters. At the time of his enlistment his two older brothers, Leon and Dowel, were already in the Army Air Force.

Uncle Leon was part of the ground support personnel for A-24 dive bombers, the AAF version of the Navy SBD. He was on Nickols Field, Philippines the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. We were always told that he fought as infantry on Bataan. He survived the death march, but died of beri beri in Zero Ward of the Cabanatuan Prison Camp. His childhood friend, Charles Buchanan, wore his shoes home. Uncle Leon told him he considered it a loan.

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  • One pair monkey socks with red heel
  • Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
  • Red knitting yarn
  • Black and white embroidery floss (optional)

Sock Monkey Instructions:

Head, Body and Legs
IMPORTANT: Turn Sock #1 inside out before proceeding!

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