Pineapple Pi Day

I have four pineapples growing in my yard. Below, you can see 3 of them.

Can you see all 3? They’re there!

Happy Pi day! 3.14. i got out of the Navy March 14 1985. Went in March 15 1979. Long time ago!

it rained last night! I was awake for my 2:30 insomnia session and it rained good for about 15 minutes. Puddles on the road this morning. The plants needed it a lot. Tap water just doesn’t do the trick like rain.

Have an excellent day!

My Cousins Ring

My cousin John and wife are down visiting and they brought a memoir of his younger brother, Ken, who passed away several months ago. His Desert Storm ring. I was already out of the Navy by that time.

The above photo was taken June 1988, in Maryland. It’s good to have a reminder of my cousin.

Ken was poisoned by bad water at Camp Legeune marine base. He was a Navy Corpsman there .

Today Daisy is going to the veterinarian about her hips. She seems to be having a hard time getting up from a laying down position.

Happy Friday!

Goodbye Cayjet

The other day, an old Cayman Airways 737 took off and left the Cayman Islands for the last time. It took off, did a loop around and flew really super low over the runway, wagging its wings, then headed for the Victorville aircraft graveyard, where it will rot, or maybe get stripped for parts or scrap metal.

it makes me sad. Ships, (airships, waterships and I guess spaceships) are not like other machines. They’re like people with personalities and specific characteristics that make them alive and loved. Maybe cars too.

I still lament the sinking of my first Navy ship, the USS Somers DDG 34. I wish she was still here, and I wish I could go visit.

But alas, water under the bridge. Good by airplane. You’re missed by at least one person, and you were loved by many.

I bought a new shirt yesterday, did laundry last night and am wearing it today. I dunno, it’s microfiber and feels shapeless. It feels like it will stretch out but not stretch back in. It might go straight into the ‘give away’ box.

It’s hard to find a plain old cotton polo shirt these days.

Have a fantastic day!


Ashy’s bed-on-bed

When I wake up in the morning I make my bed very smooth so that if the cat walks on it I can see her footprints.

And yes, I always make my bed. To quote one of my best, long-lost Navy friends, Delawares own, Albert “Young Al” Davidson; “What kinda squid doesn’t make his rack.” It’s not a question.

Once a squid always a squid.


Happy Saturday!