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To: patton

Yes, a FRstalker -
My Dad loved boats - during WW2, he shipped out to the Philippines (he was in the Army), and he was one of the few not heaving in the huge swells - his family all sailed on the Great Lakes back in the day. I am such a weanie.

So, fix that boat or else....

43 posted on 06/13/2012 8:37:41 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

It will get fixed. Old Chris-Craft - older than my wife, in fact. Heh.

Just needs paint and a tune-up.

45 posted on 06/13/2012 8:45:45 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: Sioux-san
My dad was a plankwalkerowner on the DD-546 Brown. Didn't know destroyers could do 75 from vertical. Rumor had it the Captain steered into a typhoon, as it was the only way he could get shore leave for his men.

The lookout saw the vessel pass,
She had the lines of a twenty one hundred class,
He'd seen one once in a history book,
He shivered twice and then he shook,

And phoned the bridge. "A vessel, Sir",
A ghost ship by the looks of her,
The skipper paled and then he said,
"It's the damned Brown...full speed ahead

If she catches you, she'll pass the curse
And then forever, for ill or worse,
We'll sail the oceans far and wide,
Through storm and gale and raging tide."

Dropping astern the ghost ship sent
A message and this is how it went,
"Do you have for us any mail
Or orders saying how long we'll sail?"
The only answer the ship could give
To the poor old brown was "Negative."

The Captain said. "She sailed the seas
In arctic cold and tropic breeze,
From Tokyo harbor to Hong Kong isle.
She's sailed a hundred million miles
from Subic Bay to Korean shores,
She's sailed a hundred years or more."

It happened back in Forty-Six,
Old Five Forty Six, got in such a fix.
No one can say just what occurred
Scuttle butt is all i've heard.

Nobody knows if witches brew
Put this curse on the old Brown's crew,
Or if someone in DesPac
Forgot to send her back

53 posted on 06/14/2012 4:11:34 AM PDT by bIlluminati (Don't just hope for change, work for change in 2012.)
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