My little brother severed our country for 6 years in the Navy, thanks Scooter! My Grandpa served in the Navy as well in WWII. I wanted to share a story with you from Grandpa's tour.
Grandpa served on one of those supply ships carrying supplies back and fourth across the pond. They have been saddled with a bunch of unwanted metal dust pans, destination no where, and his boss was tired of looking at them.
Boss: "Lovette, get rid of them pans, I don't care how, just get rid of them!"
Grandpa: "Yes Sir!"
Some time later...
Announcement: "General Quarters! General Quarters!"
The alarm was sounded and off every one ran to their stations. Supply ships were under frequent attach from enemy subs and the radar said they were under attack! In no time at all Depth Charges were flying overboard!
Grandpa's boss ran by: "Not a word Lovette!"
Grandpa: "About what Sir"
I am happy to report that those enemy metal dust pans became a casualty of war and are safely resting at the bottom of the ocean.
Well sometimes they were just country boys, but you get my drift.
I was wandering around on my lunch walk today, wondering about stuff again. As we have discussed before I tend to do this a lot. Wondering about stuff while I wander around, walking off the pounds of one too many of M's excellent meatloaf suppers. I have to say M is the best cook ever. Sorry mama but it's true! Just don't tell grandma, 'cause, well, just 'cause.
So anyhow, I was reminded by the reminder thing that exists in all of us. You know the one. If you tried to remember such an event it would not come but some trigger goes rushing back and pulls out files long ago stored and keep for just such wondering occasions.
One of my favorite shows from the old days was Hee Haw and a favorite skit from the show was when off camera cast members would ask Grandpa Jones, "Hey Grandpa, what's for supper?"
"Buttermilk Biscuits smothered in chicken gravy, home-fried potatoes, collard greens and Grandmother's fresh-baked blueberry pie a la mode!" Then the entire cast would answer "YUM, YUM!"
A running gag was that the window he pretend to polish in this skit had no glass, and that Jones would slip his fingers through the empty panes.
That's good eatin' right there! But, alas, I have chosen to live on a higher plane now. No more 'tatars and gravy for me. M does do a great job now with the best tastiest healthy food on the planet!
Brenda Lee Duclos got behind the wheel and passed out drunk with the minivan running in Broward County Florida. Here is the sad part. She was on the way to pick up her oldest child at school. That's right, this woman is blotto and on her way to a busy school full of kids. Oh, speaking of kids, her three and four year old were in the van with her. They must have gotten bored, because they wandered off after a couple of hours and left 'Mom of the Year' in the van, still running.
The good news is that the kids are all fine and mom is in jail. Bail is set at $5,000 if anyone wants to get her out. Yea, me either...