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Colonel’s Journal

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

maybe a few jokes too.

“Peace of Mind”

Video Transcript Colonel: “I think what makes me happiest is to have peace of mind and that’s hard to do. It’s hard to have peace of mind about everything. I’ve had money keep me awake at night. I’ve had problems keep me awake …

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The Photograph

William Riley Littleton “The Photograph” My Dad, or “Pap” as I called him, handed me a photograph one day and asked, “Do you know who this is? I didn’t; however, there was a certain familiarity about the man in the picture that …

“Memorial Day”

Video Transcript Colonel: “Sometimes I think Memorial Day gets kinda shifted. And I think we kinda move through it and don’t really think about it like we should, about the price that was paid for the freedom that that we have. And …

Colonel’s Daily Journey: The Outpost

Colonel’s Daily Journey: The Outpost Follow Colonel on his Daily Journey as he starts his day with a visit around the workshop, checking in on all the employees and seeing what everyone is working on for the day. Video Transcript Colonel: “One thing I …

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“Believe in Mayberry”

Colonel: “I think everybody, everywhere in the country wants to believe somewhere, there’s a Mayberry. I think people in New York City – somedays they think, ‘boy, life’s gotta be simpler than this, I mean somewhere (Colonel chuckles), this just can’t, can’t …

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“Inspiration”

Video Transcript Colonel: “I like to think that we, uh, influence people with what we do. That we make a product that people enjoy getting it, and they enjoy using it, they feel good about it, and uh, I get inspired trying …

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“Excellence in American Business” . . . A Customer’s Perspective

Here at Col. Littleton, we receive great feedback from our customers almost every day. Now and then, a customer’s comments really jump out at us and speak to the spirit of what we are striving to accomplish in serving our customers well. …

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“Storytelling”

Video Transcript Colonel: “I think everybody loves a good story. And this is one of my favorite stories. It’s that story about the school teacher in the second grade and she had these kids and there was a little new girl in …

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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. …

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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 …