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

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Falcon Maintenance Goodbye to a Friend

My buddy, Rod. He starts a new job at Northrop Grumman in Palmdale on Monday. We gave him a send off at a little establishment in Rosamond.
The cake was made by The Missus Old Retired Petty Officer just for the event. It blew him away!
A really nice going away memento for Rod. 

Rod and Tony, The Boss at Falcon Maintenance.
The Falcon Maintainers. We are a really fun bunch.
See what I mean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rod cutting the cake!
It was a good time had by all. The Missus got lots of compliments on the cake. And as I said Rod was blown away by it!

2 comments:

Buck said...

You don't have any Blue Suit maintainers at EAFB? Who'd a thunk it!

And I want that guy's mo'sickle shirt... fifth pic down.

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

It is almost totally a civilian workforce. The Navy is the same at China Lake and Pax River. Civil Service and Contractors.
I will check with Damon to see where he got it.

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)