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

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tanking, Naval Aviation Style

Buck got me thinking with a neat shot at his place. So here is a really old one, circa 1980-1981 embarked in the Good Ship USS Ranger CV61 as a member of Attack Squadron One Four Five, The Swordsmen.
Note, this is a scan of a print that is around thirty years old. It has discolored over the years. Taken with a Yashica TL Electro 35mm. I forget what the lens was. I got rid of it a few years later.
Buck at Exile in Portales has a really neat shot of a KC-135 refueling an AC-130 over his location. Go on over and check it out. The link is over on the right.

3 comments:

MUD said...

Didn't the Yashica Electro 35 come with the lens fixed on the camera? I shot a lot of good pictures with a Yashica and right up until I dropped it it worked great. I got mine in the nam. Some PX worker probably put it our too early and the Colonels were still in their rack. It was right next to the Seiko watch I bought. Dang near wiped me out but I had been out in the firld and had no where to spend that filthy (and wet and mouldy) money. MUD

Buck said...

NICE pic, Glenn! And thanks for the link.

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

MUD, the TL Electro was and interchangeable lens camera. I had three plus a doubler and several filters. Wound up in the divorce thing after the said deployment referred to in the picture.
Buck. Any Time!

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)