September 25th, 2000
Bosnia Troops Returning
In just a few more days the brave peacekeepers
of the Texas National Guard will return from Bosnia. As a fortunate
civilian who witnessed their many tasks in Bosnia, I say.... "THANK
YOU and your families for your service to our country and to Texas."
Mikeska's was fortunate to have been asked to cater the Family Readiness
Dinner at the beautiful home of the Adjutant General of Texas, Camp
Mabry, Austin Texas.
I personally cut the meats for this event. Mrs. Daniel James, the lovely
wife of the Adjutant General did a beautiful job decorating the guest
tables and setting the china service pieces. (Special Thanks....
to Mrs. James mother whom I met that evening and assisted with the serving.
She also inspired me with some wonderful observations regarding our
Here I am with Major General James prior to our departure for Bosnia.
Major General Robert Halverson and Major General Raymond F. Rees. General
Halverson commands the 49th Division in Bosnia. General Rees is Vice
Chief of the National Guard Bureau in Washington D.C. I also had the
great honor to finally meet Mrs. Halverson at the Family Readiness Dinner
last Friday evening.
This special picture (taken near the Sultanovici killing fields) reminds
me of the destruction and despair of the residents of Bosnia. In the
background stands a bombed out home. On the left is a United States
armed Humvee (part of our Military Police Security Detachment) and finally
on the right is a young survivor of the war in Bosnia. I often think
about the many opportunities our children have and then I reflect on
what future lies ahead for this young boy. Our Texas National Guardsmen,
by their peacekeeping mission in this region, hope to preserve this
young boys future.
L. "Tim" Mikeska Jr.
Diamond Inn Hamburger Count.......
Tuesday's Only Total....... 9,833
12-29-99..........Hoover Family, Rudy Sr's Prayer Garden,
Highlights: 1-15-2000........ Merle Haggard's
Highlights: 2-14-2000........ A Mikeska Wedding,
Sheriff Ed Richards, Crockett High School Sports Banquet
Highlights: 3-2-2000.......... Diamond Inn
Hamburgers, More of Gerry's Wedding, BOSNIA yes or no?
Baylor University Award, Lent Specials, SnakeShow, Meggie's Scholastic
Award, Definition of "Bohemian"
3-25-2000....... Movie at the Mikeska
Home, My Children, Candy's Birthday, Military C-130 to California Catering,
Some of My Aunts.
Archive Highlights: 4-9-2000.......Serving
the Governor at the Capitol, Longhorn Band, Lt. Gov.Rick Perry and Timothy,
Astros at Enron Field, Nolan Ryan
Archive Highlights: 4-20-2000......History
of our Building, cooking a ton of beans, New Round Rock Express Stadium
"Dell Diamond", SP-500 Mobile Pit smoking our famous Pork Loin
Rudy's Grand Champion, Cooking Crawfish, Our Corporate Airplane, Picnic
Highlights: 5-15-2000..... My Grandfather
John Mikeska, Mom & Dad in the 1950's, My Dad and I in 1961, Skiing
Mikeska Cousins, Bosnia Update
Francisco, Taylor Publishing Party, Rudy's Glazed Brick Pit/Smoker.
Barbecue Book, Keith's New McDonalds Franchise, Tribute to Matt Maddox,
& Angie Mikeska's Wedding, Texas A&M University's Stiles Farm
Foundation Annual Bar-B-Q.
my personal thoughts and my first list of pictures
more pictures, our July 4th Bar-B-Q at Eagle Base Tuzla, Bosnia
more pictures, BIG Redfish
Kids:"Wanted Poster", Rudy III and Tim making "Mikeska
Brand" sausage, few more BOSNIA pictures
"Quiet Birdmen", Mikeska's 22nd Annual Taylor International
BBQ Cookoff Judges Party, Our meat selections,
High School's 1,400 guests at the Stadium,
Ribs Served Hot Off The Pit, Happy Birthday Mike Vanecek
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