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New Exhibit, Anthology Coming in September 2017

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A Buck A Brat Dandelion Challenge

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MILITARY HUMOR, HISTORY, AND HARDSHIP FEATURED IN “G.I. JOKES” EXHIBIT IN ABQ SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY

For immediate release.

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MILITARY HUMOR, HISTORY, AND HARDSHIP FEATURED IN “G.I. JOKES” EXHIBIT IN ABQ SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY

The Museum of the American Military Family (MAMF) exhibit, “G.I. Jokes,” a (somewhat) lighthearted look at military life, opens with a public reception at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 5 in the Bott Auditorium of the Albuquerque Special Collections Library, Edith at Central NE, and continues through December 2.

Humor has always been part of military life, and “G.I. Jokes” shows just how anyone who has been through military basic training or really tough duty or combat has always found a mate or two who recognized something funny in their midst. The exhibit, however, is more than jokes – it deals with the irony, the controversies, and unique challenges of military experiences through a collection of cartoons, anecdotes, and reflections of some of the artists who contributed to the show.

Created by historian and Army veteran Ron Panebouef and Marine wife Stacy Marinaro and curated by MAMF founder and director Dr. Circe Olson Woessner, the display includes works by more than a dozen prominent writers and artists. Panel art was designed by Dominic Ruiz.

Visitors, besides enjoying a smile or a chuckle or a nostalgic memory and perhaps shedding a tear, will also learn the origin of some of our most popular daily expressions and colorful military phrases.

“G.I. Jokes” is free to the public and fun for the whole family. The Albuquerque Special Collections Library is at 423 Central Avenue NE, Tel: (505) 848-1376. It is open every day except Sunday and Monday from 10 – 6, Thursdays from 11– 7. It is sponsored by Kaufman’s West, Comic Warehouse, Rio Grande Credit Union, and TLC Books.


Day Long Mindfulness/Meditation Retreats

by Caroline LeBlanc, MAMF Special Projects Writer

 

Our June 25 Mindfulness Meditation & Writing retreat was a great success. Eleven participants, 8 veterans, 3 of whom are also family members, and 4 family members spent the day meditating and writing in this comfortable space at First Unitarian Church, Albuquerque. Thanks to the church for the space. And thanks to Natural Grocers, Smith’s Grocers, and the Women Veterans of New Mexico for donations toward our delicious lunch buffet. Next day retreat is scheduled for August 27. Watch for more information closer to the date.

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