Happy Hour


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


"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
As the sun sinks west of the Mendocino county line

Psalm 107:

23They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

24These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Saint Jude Thaddeus Church - Havre, Montana

Came across this rather unique blog, Photos from The Big Sky. The kid is from Havre. So am I.
As piece of history, I was baptized in this very church in the Autumn of 1954. It was a Jesuit run church for many years and went generic sometime after I went back to Havre when I retired from the Navy.
There are more pics at the link along with other shots of Havre and other places in Montana..


1 comment:

Buck Pennington said...

There are MANY beautiful old churches in that part of the world. I came across an old Greek Orthodox church once when TSMP and I were road-tripping somewhere in North Dakota... way out in the middle of absolutely NOWHERE but lovingly maintained and as pristine as the day it was finished. I was MOST impressed. That was but one of many.

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

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