I have 2 stepchildren and 7 grandchildren. The eldest granddaughter who is 17 and will be a Senior in High School is now living with us. Rather interesting having young children in the house after all these years.
All is well. I think I am more busy since I retired than I was when I worked.
Our eldest granddaughter moved in with us for her senior year in High School so we are adjusting to having young people around again. But I rather enjoy it she keeps us from getting old and stodgy. Ha.
I remember visiting Blackpool England pigeons and old folks on the boardwalk and various cities in scotland.During my tenure on the 617g,I did 5 patrols 1977-1981,we pulled into groton,cape canavaral,charleston and I remember a really cool picnic topside during or prior to a mark 48 cert.
Maybe the Weymouth trip was my last run. I have several pics from that. We went to the Stonehenge, and Bath England the rec committee chartered a bus and it only cost us a pound a piece for the trip. Lee Massey is in one of the pics and Earl Wightman, Mark Hord, and some sonar guys. I remember we all got lost in some big park in Bath and had to ask directions out.
Ron, I was reading your statement about Blackpool. I remember me and Jeffrey Bull were supposed to go. The night before we went out and got drunk. During the night Jefffrey threw up all over our bunk room. Master Chief Despard would not let us go, we had to field day the bunk room and take our mattresses up to the tender and get new ones. (So, we did not go!)
Im in the Va Beach area. I went to a reunion a client of mine has every year for a High school he went to while in Italy. He was a x submarine sailor too. There were over 200 people there and it really was great to see people reconnect. It made me look for this site. It would be great to see some of the great people I meet back then again.
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