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Happy 6Th Daily P Au L Anniversary Promisekept

Just want to shout out an ALOHA and many more DP annivaries to you (((((Promisekept))))))



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Happy Sixth Anniversary, Promisekept

from another ol'timer here at DP. Have always enjoyed your posts and comments.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Thanks, Libera_me

And back at you! Just three days ahead of me, eh? I hadn't noticed how close we were before now. Grace and peace!

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Thanks, back at you!

I need a truckload of both today. (Grace and peace, that is)

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

(((((((Libra_me)))))))

Your request for truckload:
1. Grace
2. Peace

Has been received and is now being processed.

Please stand by (God) and your order will soon be delivered.

If you find any damages to your order, please go to the prayer center (Church/Temple) of your choice, and ask for, Jesus.

May Jesus bless you constantly and abundantly as your order has now been shipped, expect delivery soon.

peace

Happy Anniversary

Ya noob!

:-D

Happy Six Year Anniversary Patriot

I have enjoyed your many postings

You surely do your homework..

You are my hero pal

Boom!

Post-master emalvini!

I don't know how you've found enough time to gather and post all you do, but I appreciate you too, and have gained good stuff from reading your posts, too!

Ka BOOM, boom! (echoed, eh?)

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

May Promisekept

have many more DP anniversaries. Wish I was on a nice beach somewhere warm this winter, getting to old for snow and the cold. Oh, well it's all good, just gotta psyc myself up. Winter is good, winter is good.

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

Long-johns in the NW works for me now!

Beaches are way overrated at times, when you're trying to make a living on the local economy there. Only those who bring money on vacation get to go to the beach; except for those starving surf-rats, who work just enough for food, rent(maybe), boards, wax, and enough gas to get to the waves and back; in that order!

Thanks so much, quiltsando! Sending you warm, loving thoughts...

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

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Amazing how time

Amazing how time passes...I've been with the DP for 5 years, 11 months and 28 days! I have enjoyed the various ideas, the intriguing concepts and the multitude of debates to be found here.

http://militantjeffersonian.com

"We are not a nation, but a union, a confederacy of equal and sovereign States" John C. Calhoun

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Anniversary

SIX (6) YEARS???!
Wow!....so I guess I must commend the dozen or so well-wishers who upvoted this.
Maybe it's all this talk of Hawaii, sunny beaches, great weather, and such that's got me gritting my teeth (LOL!) while I try to get the heck outta NYS to some warmer environs.
Actually your communiques remind me of my days hanging out in the Hamptons....partying my ass off, taking motorcycle rides on the beach and all over the area with my lifeguard girlfriend.
(Lifeguards LOVE to PARTEEEEE!!!)
Jaws was the current movie playing and although she tried to entice me into a moonlight swim, I was adamant about NOT going in the surf at night, especially while that movie was still etched into my psyche. LOL!
Did the sharks ever "spook" you in Hawaii?

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

How that movie changed your life, not mine

Thanks Danton, for saying so, and chipping into the conversation.

I never thought about how Jaws might have impacted a lifeguard's perspective, especially in the great white latitudes you worked in!

Personally, I opted out of watching any of the series, and so having no special-effects etchings on my psyche, I approach the water with a more welcome, though watchful frame of mind. Body surfers, with or without handboards and fins, obviously have a deeper commitment to vigilance because most of their body is underwater at all times. I saw my handboard as giving me more options to use as a defensive weapon should a bite be eminent or happening. Full size surfboards are too cumbersome to wield as effectively. Fins helped give better get away speed options than without, and made catching waves for fun or survival, more likely.

Bottom line, had I been on that beach that night, when your girlfriend wanted to swim, I was in a better frame of mind to enjoy the moment with her, simply because I didn't let Hollywood, and peer-watchers, plant that paranoia in my head.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Paranoia?...Who's Paranoid?

Hahahah....actually I've always preferred lakes & swimming pools, where "liasons" were more effective (LOL!)
Here's a brief view of the situation; Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/-v93NKIFBBw

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

They were scoping her out, eh?

Where she ended up, it may as well have been Jaws; except we know the movie, 1941, was a comedy, so even though I don't know what happened next, I'm sure it was likely etched on your funny bone, rather than psyche, (no pun intended,... well, kinda ;)

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Oh you have to see this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWfPZuQv6m4

What he's talking about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Swj9sXCQuk

Congratulations again.. so what's for dinner? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2VGTO-LWlY

In Waikiki "Mahalo" means "trashcan".

I heard about it

Those kids were safely having great fun on a mellow wave day. To read some of the comments, you'd think they had terrible parents, who risked their very lives by even getting near it, much less in it! I've seen it there when it was way stormy. Of course, back then, generally everyone was trusted to have enough common sense to not go in.

Dinner? Beef stew an rice, of course: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTevp6nWiGI

Hopefully, it's not too late for us to get help from, "Haoles Anonymous".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEazFUrOr7s

"Mahalo", painted on the side of Waikiki trashcans, translation: "Thanks folks, for not littering".

Favorite swimming hole - Boiling Pots, Hilo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ8spB4uPr8

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Ahhhh

Boiling Pots... it was my first trip to Hilo. I had placed in the Jr Olympics swimming.. my rival for years was Lori Ho (Don Ho's daughter). I was doing great.. probably why I was over confident and decided that I had time to go dive the falls at Boiling Pots. I had a great time there.. so great I completely lost track of time, blew my heat, and was sent home on the next plane my coach was so pissed at me. Come to think of it, I seemed to have gotten in trouble quite a bit when we lived there... cut out of school nearly everyday to go hitchhike either to North Shore or Ala Moana (or Sandy's) to go surf.. one time we got a ride with Gerry Lopez.. I wish I had films of those days to share with you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNpncQwX7g8

Great Story Granger!

One of your very best posts I think.
I really enjoyed you letting your hair down and sharing!

I had something similar happen in the Marine Corps back in "67".
I was 36 minutes from breaking a Physical Fitness Test base record and all I had left to do was run 3 miles in under 36 minutes full gear and I would have broken a 20 year base record.

I did not know that at the time.

I got chatting with a fellow who also was from my state and he was quite exhausted from all the climbing ropes and firemans carry etc and I felt a bit bad for him so instead of running I walked quite a way with him to cheer him up and so needless to say when I came to the finish at about 40 minutes, my sargeant ( Hoffman was his name ) had steam coming out of his ears and nose and words coming out of his mouth I'd like to forget and dare not repeat!

He was right to feel that way about my apparent apathy in finishing with a bang. Had I known, I would have definitely ran full steam!

I kind of regret what I had done but not knowing it at the time..well, it's in the past and I understand both his anger and your coaches also!

Ah the times of the past how they come back again and again.

By the way, I could even run that 3 mile full gear now at 65 in less than 25 minutes.

Thanks again for your story and I would have loved to see video of you diving...and swimming!

You're still making big splashes here on the DP!

Peace

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Great story holbrook!

It's too bad Hoffman didn't tell you he was hoping you would break the base record, and it's loonacy he would blow up on you when you didn't know.. I bet you have thought about that day plenty of times.. there are a lot of lessons in there. Did the guy you console ever find out? Did he at least walk you to the EM club and buy yu a couple beers? Still in touch with him?

What a hell of a thing to happen. And I love your ending.. gave me a BIG smile and I'm still smiling..

He knew

When after it was over and done, I recall my sargeant pushing me as I went from one event to another.
I really didn't know why, I thought, gee maybe this guy likes me LOL!

After it was over and he laid it all out on me and told me very clearly and very loud, I felt a bit ashamed.

Hard to explain, but it's in the past and another actually did break the record that day. He must have been just behind me in the points for each event and the good news is I LOVED THIS GUY.

He and I used to run around the base together and were very close friends.

I soon went home and he went off to that hell hole called Nam.

I cannot bring myself to look at the "wall" knowing that his name may be on there with others I'd known and loved including my older brother, because I never heard from him again after he went to over there.

I know he loved the Lord and so whatever happened to him I know he will be well.

His name is Leon Craig from Alabama.

A friend I will always have dear to my heart, and he deserved that honor that day so much more than I.

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Lifer

[PDF]
Fortitudine Vol 28 No 1 - Marines.mil - Marine Corps
community.marines.mil/news/.../Fortitudine%20Vol%2028%20No%201.pd...
Feb 2, 1998 - Branch Head/Division Executive Officer: LtCol Leon Craig

I am not authorized to go past stop.. appears he became a commissioned officer an XO lifer

I don't think this is him

ONLY because he was probably about 18-20 back in 1966.
I was 18 at the time and so if he were still in the corps he would be about 65-67 years old. Am I missing something here?

His name is a fairly common one also.

I would like to see a picture of this person.

If it were to be him, even though many decades have passed, I'd know if it was him.

Thanks Granger

I just realized that this is an article from 14 years ago and so I guess it is possible.

A photo I would definitely know, or at least his state that he is originally from would help.

Interesting to say the least

The only thing that would surprise me ( if this is him ) is that he was not a General!

A great person wherever he is!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

come on

He became an XO.. nothing to sneeze at. My da, and two of his brothers were in Nam the same time at one point. All three served three tours. Kudis to all great people whereever they are!

I've heard it takes a great person to know a great person.. there you are.

I found him!

Thanks to you Granger, I found him http://marinephotos.togetherweserved.com/401350.jpg

2nd from left standing in a utility hat.

It's him I am sure. This was a 1975 photo, I last saw him in 68

Yes, he made home from Nam and made it to Lt. Colonel

He's done well and he was the most squared away Marine I ever came across.

He looks the same and maybe put on 10-15 lbs.

He never cussed either....That was a first for me in the corps!

I am so happy for him!

My how the time goes by!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

How about them apples!?

AWESOME! Boy time sure does fly, and to think, all the many times you thought of Leon and what may have been, and now you know.. and who knows.. maybe one day you'll see each other face to face again?

Whatever may come or not. I'm happy after all this time you actually found him. It must have been in the stars as to me, seems you can search and not find people.. and you did!

Congratulations!!
Great picture!

In closing

I have a few memories of him, but one in particular stands out in my mind that is rather humorous and very different.

He used to called me "Skippy" because he couldn't pronounce my last name.
One day he said "Hey Skippy, take a look at this"
It was an 8 1/2 X 11" black and white photo of himself and then Vice President Hubert Humphrey!

He did go on a flight with the VP but to get a photo with him, I don't remember how that came about but it sure was a rarity!

We were with the Marine One guard unit.

It was the coolest ( best description I can give) picture I'd ever seen.

They both had one arm around the others shoulders if I remember, and smiles that would light up the entire area.

They looked like very best friends.

He had a real nice smile that went well with his personality.

All I could say was something like, " You hot ticket, you!"

I am sure he has that picture hanging on his wall.

What a memory!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Maybe

In some spiritual way, they were friends?

I don't know if you read this little story of my dad. I posted it before, but if you haven't read it, when I was a teen and my dad got duty as a base commander, we assumed the quarters that came with his position.

He ran three miles a day until he couldn't and then he died. Well, after his calistetics (military issue) he would time them so that when he finished, he could see the red and gold boots jogging past the quarters, and he would stand there and give them his best salute.

At the time, being a female teen, these guys were all flirts, had to deal with their BS to get past the gate and places on base.. and there he was saluting these jarheads.

So I asked him, "What are you doing?" And he snapped off his salute with all the respect his fingers could muster, and with a discusting look on his face, as if, "WTF? (though he never talked like that), he slowly looks at me and says, "Those men are Marines, a division of the Navy that I am proud of, and damn glad they are here, and I want them to know that."

His obit was several long paragraphs of military service and one short paragraph of family, and that summed him up.

Something that was interesting about him, and he deserves credit he never got, but it was his thing, when ever he met a Navy vet who so happened to tell him that they didn't get their medals.. he would get them their medals. Maybe it was from his Eagle Scout days, but his collection of medals seemed to beg for their own suspenders on his dress jackets.

"Skippy". cool!

So glad your searches lead to this find

And very interesting to learn of your Dad, the base commander, at the sub base, I'm guessing. My dad was a quartermaster chief, so our Halsey housing was a quite bit humbler, but nice enough.

Did you ever hear of the Teen Challenge Choir? I was part of it for more than a year.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

No

If I had, I don't remember. I was THE teen challenge, as I recall.

He was not the sub base commander.. in Hawai he worked CEN PAC FLEET (though he was catching star lifter flights all over the world, so he was never home, and when he was, he did dumb stuff like, "Do you want to shake my hand", and rattle off the names of the people he had shaken hands with, like Nixon, as he was Zumwalts aide during Nam. When Nam ended he was given a support base to command, and he ran that base like a tight ship, but he also had base parties, crab boils, steak BBQ, hamburger/hot dog picnics.. parties with bands and kegs for his men and their families and friends.. he knew how to throw great parties, and he was well loved by his guys.. three o'clock in the morning knocks on the door.. they trusted him (rightly so) and he took care of them, got them out of all kinds of trouble.. but you mess with him.. you lie or don't do what you said.. that's when he hit you with brass balls so hard.. his pictures had to be changed every week from the security posts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elmo_Zumwalt

If you read Zumwalt's career, my Dad's is all tangled up in with "Bud's".