They're about happy memories of growing up in a small southern town during much simpler times and they're about the schools, teachers, and landmarks we all know and remember so well. Take a walk back down Main Street and enjoy your own memories as you read through these articles but, be warned:
I'm getting out before it becomes mandatory. All me blooming life, Sir! Me mother was a mermaid, me father was king neptune. I was born on the crest of a wave and rocked in the cradle of the deep. Seaweed and barnacle be me cloths, every tooth in me mouth is a marlin spike, the hair on me head is hemp, every bone in me body is a spar, and when I spitz, I spitz tar!
I am, I is, I are! What time is it? Due to the fallacious nature of my chronometer, and the inability of my cerebrum to function in the manner of an august Chief Petty Officer, I am unable to ascertain the correct Military time to a punctilious degree; however, it is my firm belief that the approximate military time is "insert current local time".
Some thoughts over the years that some of you may relate to. I might be aging myself on some of these. A bit of introspection from an "older" Sailor.
This is proof that the more things change, some things remain the same. A Sailor will walk 10 miles in a freezing rain to get a beer but complain about standing a 4 hour quarterdeck watch on a beautiful, balmy spring day.
A Sailor will lie, cheat and scam to get off the ship early and then will have no idea where he wants to go.
They have their assigned spaces to clean and maintain. Woe betide the shipmate who tracks through a freshly swabbed deck. Sailors constantly complain about the food on the mess decks while concurrently going back for second or even third helpings.
Sail to distant ports. Catch embarrassing, exotic diseases. And after retiring from the Navy consider going on a cruise and visiting some of our past favorite ports. Just to think, Uncle Sam actually use to pay us to visit those same ports years ago.
You can spend three years on a ship and never visit every nook and cranny or even every major space aboard. Yet, you can name all your shipmates and every liberty port. Campari and soda taken in the warm Spanish sun is an excellent hangover remedy.
E-5 is the almost perfect military pay grade. Too senior to catch the crap details, too junior to be blamed if things go awry. Never be first, never be last and never volunteer for anything.
Contrary to popular belief, Chief Petty Officers do not walk on water. They walk just above it. Also under the category of sad but true, that lithe, sultry Mediterranean or Asian beauty you spent those wonderful three days with and have dreamed about ever since, is almost certainly a grandmother now.
A Sailor can, and will, sleep anywhere, anytime. Damn all who want to eliminate or change that uniform. The Marine dress blue uniform is, by far, the sharpest of all the armed forces. Sailors and Marines will generally fight one another, and fight together against all comers.
If you can at all help it, never tell anyone that you are seasick. Check the rear dungaree pockets of a Sailor. Right pocket a wallet.Friends: I need some help here. I have been off of opiates (perks, oxy's, dilaudid) for 23 days. I have been taking them daily for 4 years and have been dopesick hundreds of .
Sammy tries to play the hero at the end of the story; however he may have been his own worst enemy. Sammy describes the three girls in great detail throughout the story. "The one that caught my eye first was the one in the plaid green two-piece.
10 Signs You Know What Matters. Values are what bring distinction to your life. You don't find them, you choose them.
And when you do, you're on the path to fulfillment. His Own Worst Enemy In William Shakespeare's Othello, Othello is the tragic hero. Shakespeare’s play, Othello, the Moor of Venice tells a tragic story of a noble hero who is undone by his own fatal flaws. In the short story “A Late Encounter with the Enemy” by Flannery O’Connor, General Sash is finally coming face to face with the only enemy left to him, the hard reality of time and his own mortality.
Romeo must have been distraught his best friend killed by his worst enemy, this is why Romeo killed Tybalt in a furious attack, Romeo is only banished for his actions by the prince because it was revenge for killing Mercutio.