Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Old haunts/stomping grounds

Took a look in my feedjit thing over there on the left side. A visitor from Oak Harbor, Washington. Spent eleven years there and in Coupeville, Washington during my sort of illustrious Naval Career. Nice place, The Sound, The Strait and all. Some of the most beautiful country on God's Earth. Sometimes we kick ourselves for leaving. But the reality sinks in. Gregoire, Murray, Cantwell, the population of Olympia remind me of the shear stupidity of the not so loyal opposition.
Still, it brings fond memories. Going back next year? Rebecca, an outstanding AMS2 back then is retiring from active service then. Mustang LCDR! She was in my Airframes shop at VA-128 in 89-91. Went to NDI School and on to a splendid career.

3 comments:

Buck said...

...my sort of illustrious Naval Career.

Heh. I shall steal this for future use, with suitable mods, of course.

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

It just sort of rolled off the finger tips, ya know!

MUD said...

My dad would get a tear in his eye every time he talked about his WWII duty station. When I met my wife on R&R in Hawaii, we went over to Barber's Point Naval Air Station and hell, I got a tear in my eye when I had to leave. One of the toughest duties they had was the weekly beer bash on the beach so they would have enough beer cans to patch the bullet holes on the planes they took off the carriers.
I think dada said he made Petty Officer 2, Twice.
MUD

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)