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Colonel’s Journal

Tales, advice, gift ideas and knowledge from the Colonel . . .

maybe a few jokes too.

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“Christmas is Not About Me”

Video Transcript Colonel: “When I was a kid, there were a few special days that I always looked forward to more than all the others: the last day of school, my birthday . . . but my favorite of all was Christmas. …

1941 Command Car in front of red barn

Completion of Colonel’s 1941 WC-6 Command Car Restoration

After several years of working on his beloved Command Car, Colonel has finally completed the restoration. Read more about Colonel’s journey through the restoration process in the October 2021 publication of Military Vehicles Magazine or in the blog posts below. The Beginning …

“A Traveler’s Story”

Video Transcript Colonel: “Last year, a gentleman in uh, Huntsville, Alabama, and he ordered one of our travel bags. And so he had to leave that afternoon, and so he packed a bag and went to the airport, and it was on …

“A Wedding in Germany”

Colonel’s Words of Wisdom Video Transcript Colonel: “I hear all the time from people that they’ll be somewhere and somebody will come up to them and say, ‘is that a Colonel Littleton bag?’ and they’ll say ‘Yes’ and then they become, they …

“Inside the Box”

Colonel’s Words of Wisdom Video Transcript Colonel: “And we’re talking about product but the box that it goes in, the shipping box. I look at that as being us being a guest in somebody’s house. We want the tape on there straight, …

“Three Rings and Twenty Seconds”

Colonel’s Words of Wisdom Video Transcript Colonel: “I don’t believe anybody can get as many emails as we do about our customer service people. There’s a real person that answers the phone, that’s to start with. The phone has to be answered …

“Father’s Day”

Colonel’s Words of Wisdom Video Transcript Colonel: “When I think about Father’s Day, it’s always pleasant. Because when I think of my dad, you know, he was somebody that tried to help you and I think everybody has some kinda something that …

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“Plastic and Velcro”

Video Transcript Colonel: “I somehow think that things had a lot of character at one time. And, I don’t think plastic and velcro is something that’s going to be a family heirloom. I just don’t deal in that, and uh, I take …

“How’s Your Conduct?”

Colonel’s Words of Wisdom Video Transcript Colonel: “When I was a kid growing up in the country, in a small town, a lot of the older men, when they’d meet a boy, I guess rather than saying, well you know ‘How are …

“Always Do More”

Colonel’s Words of Wisdom Video Transcript Colonel: “I want things to be right. I don’t have anywhere for second-rate anything. I’m just not in the second rate business. And I say this even when I go speak to young people or college …