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FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: HMS Glowworm ~ January 6, 2014
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC

Posted on 01/05/2014 5:01:48 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!
 
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~ Hall of Heroes ~

HMS Glowworm
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HMS Glowworm HMS Glowworm, (H92)  a 'G' class destroyer was launched on 22nd  July 1935. She weighed 1,345 tons. She was armed with four 4.7 inch guns; seven anti-aircraft/machine guns; ten 21 inch torpedo tubes and depth charges. She cost £300,000 to build and had a complement of 145.

(Picture: Glowworm in 1936)

 

Her first peacetime duties were in the Mediterranean which included escort work at the time of the Spanish Civil War and the Munich Crisis. It seemed that  Glowworm was developing a habit of colliding with things in an uncanny similarity to her destiny, after she hit HMS Grenade, her sister ship, in May 1939, whilst on night exercises and the Swedish Ship Rex in February 1940. Both collisions resulting in her undertaking extensive damage repair.     

(Picture: Glowworm at Alexandria after colliding with Grenade  in May 1939. Note the extensive damage.)

 

On 22nd July 1938 Lieutenant Commander Gerard Broadmead Roope was appointed in command of Glowworm. A competent career naval officer, well liked  and respected by his men. His ship's company called him 'Old Ardover', for his habit of altering course at a moment's notice and 'Rammer Roope' as a result of the events described above. At the Outbreak of World War Two, Glowworm was based at Harwich. On 5th April 1940 She left for the stormy waters of Norway as one of the escorts for the Battle Cruiser Renown, dispatched to intercept the expected German invasion force.

(Picture: Glowworm in heavy seas)
On 6th April whilst screening a minelaying operation (Operation Wilfrid) off the coast of Norway, Glowworm, in heavy weather conditions, lost a man overboard. After seeking permission from the Renown, Lt Cdr Roope turned her around to look for him. After spending the day fruitlessly searching they gave up and attempted to rejoin the group. On the morning of  8th April Glowworm, still on her own, sighted a destroyer who when challenged, initially identified itself as Swedish. The destroyer was in fact German: Bernd Von Arnim, which began firing. The Glowworm promptly returned fire. Another German destroyer soon appeared: Paul Jakobi. Glowworm's fight against the odds had begun.

Picture:  destroyer in the distance: Glowworm as photographed from the Hipper.

 

In the ensuing exchange Bernd Von Arnim, packed with invasion troops and Paul Jakobi, both turned and fled into a rain squall. Lt Cdr Roope guessed that they were trying to lead him on to their main force, but gave chase in an attempt to find the main German Invasion fleet, so he could report their position to the Admiralty. After emerging on the other side of the squall, Glowworm came face to face with the 10,000 ton German Heavy Cruiser Admiral Von Hipper, armed with eight 8 inch and twelve 4 inch guns. 

Picture (above) The Heavy Cruiser Admiral Von Hipper

 

Roope immediately ordered that the Glowworm make smoke and  for an enemy sighting signal to be sent. Using the cover of her smoke screen the Glowworm made two torpedo attacks. Firing a total of ten torpedoes. One missed the Hipper by yards but none found their mark. All this time Glowworm was taking crippling hits from the Hipper's big guns. Lt Cdr Roope then ordered a sharp turn to starboard and headed straight for the Hipper giving the famous order "Stand by to ram".
 
The Hipper, realising too late what was happening tried to turn and ram the Glowworm but was much too slow. Glowworm, all guns firing and siren wailing like a banshee, tore into the Hipper's starboard side. Striking her amidships, She tore away 100 feet of Hipper's armoured plating, damaging the starboard side torpedo tubes, killing one man at his gun and puncturing two fresh water tanks.

Picture: (left) Glowworm on fire but still fighting

 

After ramming the Hipper, Glowworm drew clear. Although her decks were swept by a storm of fire from Hipper's 4.1 inch and close range weapons, she still managed to get off another salvo hitting Hipper at a range of 400 yards. The salvo came from the only gun on Glowworm still firing, commanded by Petty Officer Walter Scott. She was by then starting to sink. Her bows wrecked, a major fire raging amidships and all steam pressure lost, Roope gave the order to abandon ship. 

Picture: (above) Admiralty Artists Impression of Glowworm ramming the Hipper.

 

Lt Cdr Roope was seen on her keel talking to a Petty Officer, Townsend, about the fact that they wouldn't play cricket for a while again. He then went to open the sea cocks to sink her. As the Glowworm went down, men climbed onto her bow or dived into the stormy, freezing, oil covered water. As she slipped under, her siren which had been going all through the action, abruptly stopped causing a momentary eerie silence. Until her depth charges blew up, killing yet more men.    The Captain of the Hipper, Helmuth Heye, chivalrously stayed for over an hour picking up survivors.

Picture: (left) Glowworm sinking  as  seen  through Hipper's gun sights
 
Heye positioned Hipper so that the current in the sea would bring the drifting survivors to him. All the personnel on deck, including the soldiers, helped to pull in the exhausted, oil covered survivors. Many grabbed ropes but were too exhausted to hold on to them and slipped to their deaths. Lt Cdr Roope was in the water helping his men to the ropes and to get life jackets on. Finally he took hold of a rope himself and was pulled some distance up the side. But with a combination of the huge waves and his exhaustion, he let go and slipped beneath the waves.

Out of a total crew of 149, only 31 survived. The only officer was Torpedo Control officer Lt. Robert Ramsey. The Germans congratulated the survivors on a good fight and treated them as equals. Captain Heye told the survivors that their Captain was a very brave man. Later Heye sent a message through the International Red cross, recommending Lt Cdr Roope for the Victoria Cross. The only time in British History that the VC was recommended by the enemy.

 

Picture: (above)  Survivors are pulled aboard the Hipper. The man in the water is believed to be Bert Harris.

Below: Oil covered survivors board the Hipper from a Carley float.
Picture (above) German Sailors and soldiers haul survivors aboard.
Note the oil blackened face of the survivor on the far left.

Below: Captain Heye oversees the rescue on board the Hipper.

 

 


The Survivors spent the rest of the war as POWs. It was only after the war when they returned and Lt Ramsey told the story, that the events of that fateful day in April 1940 came to light. As a result of the gallant action Lt Cdr Roope was awarded the Victoria Cross; Lt Ramsey the Distinguished Service Order; and three other ratings got the Conspicuous Gallantry Medal; Engine Room Artificer Henry Gregg; Petty Officer Walter Scott and Able Seaman Reginald Merritt.
 
Please remember the Canteen is here to honor, support and entertain our troops and their families.  This is a politics-free zone!  Thanks for helping us in our mission!

And thanks, Biglook, for the heads up on this hero!

 



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1 posted on 01/05/2014 5:01:48 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska


REQUEST PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD



CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Jan. 14, 2008) The first major snowfall of the New Year blankets the USS Constitution. Despite the weather "Old Ironsides," remained open for free public tours. At 210 years-old, USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, manned by 67 active-duty United States Sailors and visited by nearly half a million visitors annually. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Eric Brown (Released)

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!!!





Boston, Oct. 21, 2009 - Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Philip Gagnon pipes as USS Constitution performs an underway demonstration in honor of the three-masted wooden frigate's 212th birthday. (U.S. Navy photo by Airman Mark Alexander/Released).
(Click for Bosun’s Whistle)




USS Constitution's 1812 Marine Guard fire vintage Springfield flintlock muskets during the ship's underway. "Old Ironsides" was underway for the "Constitution Day Cruise," which is conducted to thank the family and supporters of Constitution. U.S. Navy photo by Airman Nick Lyman (Released)

OUR TROOPS ROCK!!!!!!!






"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

2 posted on 01/05/2014 5:02:07 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Permission Granted!


3 posted on 01/05/2014 5:04:21 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa; The Mayor; SandRat; BIGLOOK; mountainlion; HiJinx; Publius; laplata; Jet Jaguar; ...

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


4 posted on 01/05/2014 5:08:25 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi, Kathy! Hope the week for you is a great one. Hugs, Mom


5 posted on 01/05/2014 5:09:54 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC




Good evening, Kathy and Star!

***HUGS***



Thanks very much – coming aboard! Rendering Hand Salutes to our National Colors and to the Officer of the Deck!

And thanks very much to you and Star for tonight’s Hall of Heroes thread! HMS Glowworm was a true Hero Ship manned by Heroic Officers and Crew! They honor our Hall of Heroes with their presence!



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"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

6 posted on 01/05/2014 5:14:07 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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Happy Birthday, Mike!!


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7 posted on 01/05/2014 5:15:36 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: StarCMC; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2LT Radix jr; ...
Please note: The author of the Hall of Heroes is StarCMC.

Please thank StarCMC for today’s thread.

~ Hall of Heroes: HMS Glowworm ~

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8 posted on 01/05/2014 5:21:23 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

Brad Fletcher - To All Our Mothers Children

Due South - The Good Guys

Perry Nunley - When Freedom Rings

FReeper musical artists. Let me know if you have a submission.



9 posted on 01/05/2014 5:27:52 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Tough little ship.

Really tough captain and crew.


10 posted on 01/05/2014 5:29:55 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Hi Kathy! Hugs2 You 1 zps9409c58b

Made it! A bit knocked up (Aussie expression for being tired) but fit to work tomorrow. Had a great time home - nasty cold you're having in the States. Here it's a balmy 95F ....

R/Janey

11 posted on 01/05/2014 5:30:30 PM PST by SkyDancer ("How Can People Ask Forgiveness If They Won't Forgive Others?")
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To: momtothree

Hi, Mom...hope you had a Merry Christmas and are off to a Happy New Year. ((HUGS))

At least my work week will have 5 days...the last 2 shortened weeks have been awful workwise. d:o)


12 posted on 01/05/2014 5:31:04 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



Sgt. Jacob M. Hess, USMC
Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26
2nd MAW
KIA, Afghanistan
1 January 2014



I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

"Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour,
and be in readiness for the conflict;
For it is better for us to perish in battle
than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar.
As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be."
(1 Maccabees 3:58–60)


"Eternal Father, Strong to Save"
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Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, amid these who heeded the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps
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"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

13 posted on 01/05/2014 5:31:52 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SkyDancer

G’Day, Janey...((HUGS))...glad you’ve made it safely “home”. and are ready for work.

The lower 48 is sure having some rough cold weather...right now I’m sitting around 32 and worrying that we might have rain.

Happy summer to you.


14 posted on 01/05/2014 5:35:31 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi Everybody!

(((((HUGS)))))


15 posted on 01/05/2014 5:37:51 PM PST by left that other site
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To: ConorMacNessa

:O( RIP


16 posted on 01/05/2014 5:40:40 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


IN MEMORIAM
Capt. William B. Overstreet, Jr., USAAF

REST IN PEACE, FALLEN BROTHER!



Capt. William B. Overstreet, Jr., USAAF
357th Fighter Group
Died 29 December 2013




Capt. William B. Overstreet, Jr., USAAF, 92, died 29 December 2013 in Roanoke, Virginia. Capt. Overstreet's most famous exploit was an engagement over Paris, France in which he pursued a German Fighter under the Eiffel Tower and destroyed it.

WWII Veteran Aviator Bill Overstreet and His P-51 Mustang, “Berlin Express”
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I have fought a good fight,
I have finished my course,
I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 (KJV)

"Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour,
and be in readiness for the conflict;
For it is better for us to perish in battle
than to look upon the outrage of our nation and our altar.
As the Will of God is in Heaven, even so let it be."
(1 Maccabees 3:58–60)


God Of Our Fathers
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Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in peace!
We who remain hold you in high honor.
Rest, fallen brother, in this sacred precinct;
We who remain keep this place sacred.
Rest, fallen brother, among these, your comrades;
We who remain keep the watch.
Rest, fallen brother, among these who heeded the Nation’s call;
We who remain press the fight forward in your name.
Rest, fallen brother, lay down thy burden;
We who remain have taken up the torch.
Rest in Peace, fallen brother, rest in eternal peace!



Taps
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Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

17 posted on 01/05/2014 5:41:01 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


Welcome To All Who Enter This Canteen, To Our Serving Military, To Our Veterans, To All Military Families, To Our FRiends and To Our Allies!



Missing Man Setting

"The Empty Chair"

By Captain Carroll "Lex" Lefon, USN (RET), on December 21st, 2004

"In the wardroom onboard the aircraft carrier from which I recently debarked was a small, round table, with single chair. No one ever sat there, and the reasons, both for the table being there, and for the fact that the chair was always empty, will tell the reader a little bit about who we are as a culture. The wardroom, of course, is where the officers will dine; morning, noon and evening. It is not only a place to eat – it is also a kind of oasis from the sometimes dreary, often difficult exigencies of the service. A place of social discourse, of momentary relief from the burdens of the day. The only things explicitly forbidden by inviolable tradition in the wardroom are the wearing of a cover or sword by an officer not actually on watch, or conversation which touches upon politics or religion. But aboard ships which observe the custom, another implicit taboo concerns the empty chair: No matter how crowded the room, no matter who is waiting to be seated, that chair is never moved, never taken.

The table is by the main entrance to the wardroom. You will see it when you enter, and you will see it when you leave. It draws your eyes because it is meant to. And because it draws your eyes it draws your thoughts. And though it will be there every day for as long as you are at sea, you will look at it every time and your eyes will momentarily grow distant as you think for a moment. As you quietly give thanks.

AS YOU REMEMBER.

The small, round table is covered with a gold linen tablecloth. A single place setting rests there, of fine bone china. A wineglass stands upon the table, inverted, empty. On the dinner plate is a pinch of salt. On the bread plate is a slice of lemon. Besides the plate lies a bible. There is a small vase with a single red rose upon the table. Around the vase is wound a yellow ribbon. There is the empty chair.

We will remember because over the course of our careers, we will have had the opportunity to enjoy many a formal evening of dinner and dancing in the fine company of those with whom we have the honor to serve, and their lovely ladies. And as the night wears on, our faces will in time become flushed with pleasure of each other’s company, with the exertions on the dance floor, with the effects of our libations. But while the feast is still at its best, order will be called to the room – we will be asked to raise our glasses to the empty table, and we will be asked to remember:

The table is round to show our everlasting concern for those who are missing. The single setting reminds us that every one of them went to their fates alone, that every life was unique.

The tablecloth is gold symbolizing the purity of their motives when they answered the call to duty.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and their loved ones who kept the faith.

The yellow ribbon around the vase symbolizes our continued determination to remember them.

The slice of lemon reminds us of the bitterness of their fate.
The salt symbolizes the tears shed by those who loved them.
The bible represents the faith that sustained them.
The glass is inverted — they cannot share in the toast.
The chair is empty — they are not here. They are missing.

And we will remember, and we will raise our glasses to those who went before us, and who gave all that they had for us. And a part of the flush in our faces will pale as we remember that nothing worth having ever came without a cost. We will remember that many of our brothers and sisters have paid that cost in blood. We will remember that the reckoning is not over.

We many of us will settle with our families into our holiday season, our Christmas season for those who celebrate it, content in our fortune and prosperity. We will meet old friends with smiles and laughter. We will meet our members of our family with hugs. We will eat well, and exchange gifts and raise our glasses to the year passed in gratitude, and to the year to come with hope. We will sleep the sleep of the protected, secure in our homes, secure in our homeland.

But for many families, there will be an empty chair at the table this year. A place that is not filled.

WE SHOULD REMEMBER."

Many Thanks To Alfa6 For Finding Capt. Lefon's Chronicle Of "The Empty Chair."

"Träumerei"
Robert Schumann
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Never Forget The Brave Men And Women Who Gave Their Lives To Secure Our Freedom!!






"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

18 posted on 01/05/2014 5:43:34 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: AZamericonnie

Good evening, Connie, and thank you for the tributes to our troops. ((HUGS))

“Holidays” are over...back to the real world of work. Hope you had time for at least a little rest.


19 posted on 01/05/2014 5:54:53 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


The Night No One Came

January 6, 2014

Read: Matthew 6:1-7

Do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. —Matthew 6:1
Bible in a Year:
Genesis 16-17; Matthew 5:27-48

One winter night composer Johann Sebastian Bach was scheduled to debut a new composition. He arrived at the church expecting it to be full. Instead, he learned that no one had come. Without missing a beat, Bach told his musicians that they would still perform as planned. They took their places, Bach raised his baton, and soon the empty church was filled with magnificent music.

This story made me do some soul-searching. Would I write if God were my only audience? How would my writing be different?

New writers are often advised to visualize one person they are writing to as a way of staying focused. I do this when I write devotionals; I try to keep readers in mind because I want to say something they will want to read and that will help them on their spiritual journey.

I doubt that the “devotional writer” David, whose psalms we turn to for comfort and encouragement, had “readers” in mind. The only audience he had in mind was God.

Whether our “deeds,” mentioned in Matthew 6, are works of art or acts of service, we should keep in mind that they’re really between us and God. Whether or not anyone else sees does not matter. He is our audience.

That my ways might show forth Your glory,
That You, dear Lord, greatly deserve!
With Your precious blood You’ve redeemed me—
In all my days, You I would serve! —Somerville
Serve for an audience of one.



20 posted on 01/05/2014 5:55:33 PM PST by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: yarddog

Good evening, yarddog...she sure was a tough little ship and fought, hard, to the very end.

And her captain and crew fought tough as well.


21 posted on 01/05/2014 6:01:59 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa


Honoring Our Fallen

22 posted on 01/05/2014 6:03:50 PM PST by BIGLOOK
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To: ConorMacNessa
And in first....Mac grabs the gold!!


23 posted on 01/05/2014 6:06:18 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: momtothree
And in second....momtothree snags the silver!!


24 posted on 01/05/2014 6:07:26 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Evening, Kathy! How was your weekend?


25 posted on 01/05/2014 6:09:13 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: BIGLOOK
Good evening, Brother! I see thanks are due to you for tonight's thread as well - an excellent find!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

26 posted on 01/05/2014 6:09:24 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: AZamericonnie
And rounding out the top three....Connie bags the bronze!!


27 posted on 01/05/2014 6:20:58 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: left that other site

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...did you have a great time at the “Blessing of the Bikes”?

Did the weather cooperate?


28 posted on 01/05/2014 6:23:08 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I woke up this morning with a raging sinus headache and ended up sleeping most of the day.

Disappointing.


29 posted on 01/05/2014 6:30:42 PM PST by left that other site
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To: left that other site


Good evening, ML!!

***HUGS***



It's great to see you this evening! Another piece of Brit metal for your consideration.






"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

30 posted on 01/05/2014 6:56:22 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

That one is lovely!

It looks very similar to the 1971 Honda CB350 on which I learned to ride.

On Cobblestone streets in Boston year round.


31 posted on 01/05/2014 7:02:53 PM PST by left that other site
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To: ConorMacNessa

32 posted on 01/05/2014 7:05:11 PM PST by left that other site
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To: ConorMacNessa

...till they all come home.....


33 posted on 01/05/2014 7:06:19 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; StarCMC

What a great legacy this ship had! Lots of heroes to salute who were part of her history!

Thanks, Galz, for letting us hear about a great warship!


34 posted on 01/05/2014 7:07:54 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!)
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To: left that other site
1957 Velocette 350cc. In my youth, I saw a lot of Triumphs and Beezers, an occasional Norton or Royal Enfield, but cannot recall ever having seen a Velo.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

35 posted on 01/05/2014 7:08:06 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; All
The story of HMS Glowworm is is remarkable..and barely recalled this day. In many ways this saga of a destroyer charging a heavy cruiser/battleship presages the Battle off Samar (in Leyte Gulf); superbly told in "The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors. It's must reading.

IMHO, likely the best retelling of the Battle of the Atlantic is a novel, Nicholas Monserrat's "The Cruel Sea." It's magnificent, and well worth trying to find. The movie ( of the same title) was a fairly faithful rendition.

36 posted on 01/05/2014 7:09:59 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Indeed so Kathy. Tonk would have loved this Thread.


37 posted on 01/05/2014 7:10:13 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ConorMacNessa

The displacement reminded me of the CB350. It was a nice sized engine, big enough to take the two of us plus all our camping gear out to the Berkshires, but manageable enough to too around the streets of Boston.

I commuted to work for ten years on it, rain, shine or even snow.

I am not as “tough” as i used to be.


38 posted on 01/05/2014 7:12:36 PM PST by left that other site
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To: LUV W
Good evening, Luv!

*HUGS*

It's wonderful to see you this evening! Our temps have moderated a bit but we're about to plunge into single digits again tomorrow night!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

39 posted on 01/05/2014 7:13:31 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: left that other site

That was my problem last night. Must be going around. I didn’t even get to play any tunes. :(


40 posted on 01/05/2014 7:13:37 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!)
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To: ken5050
Thanks for the info, Ken! I'll take a look at it!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

41 posted on 01/05/2014 7:16:36 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: LUV W

It must be the “Globull Warming!”LOLZ


42 posted on 01/05/2014 7:22:03 PM PST by left that other site
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...




GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!


TATTOO
(Click)


Must retire for the evening -

For Every Morn' Brings Forth A Noble Chance,
And Every Chance Demands A Noble Knight!

The Bugler, his grim visage replete with an evil sneer,
already mounts the parapet.

Soldiers of the Greatest Generation
Stand The Watch Tonight!



Standing With Them:
Officers and Crew of HMS Glowworm





Rule Britannia
HM Royal Marines
(Click)


TAPS
U.S. Marine Band
(Click)


"Do poor Tom some charity, whom the foul fiend vexes!"

(King Lear, Act III, Scene iv)




All Gave Some – Some Gave All!!!
(Click)


Good night, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America!

Godspeed our Troops around the Globe – especially those in harm’s way – by virtue of their service and sacrifice we continue to live in Freedom!






Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

43 posted on 01/05/2014 7:33:26 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
My niece came to visit!!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

God Bless you good, Mac. Good night and rest well.
Thanks for helping honor our troops, past and present.
Thank you for your service to our country.


44 posted on 01/05/2014 8:33:28 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


45 posted on 01/05/2014 8:38:12 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

Sgt Jacob M Hess, USMC
Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, 2nd MAW


Eternal Father Strong To Save - click

46 posted on 01/05/2014 8:47:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: ConorMacNessa

Stay as warm as possible! Nighty-night! (((hugs)))


47 posted on 01/05/2014 9:15:24 PM PST by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

TAPS

RIP

Capt William B Overstreet, Jr, USAAF


Air Force Song

48 posted on 01/05/2014 11:18:48 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

Good evening, Hawaii...((HUGS))...Happy New Year!


49 posted on 01/05/2014 11:22:07 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: MoochPooch

Good morning, Mooch...my niece from Texas came to visit this evening (Sunday). She came up to visit her mom on Christmas Day and ended up having gallbladder surgery on Dec 31st. Tonight, Jan 5th, we got to visit and she heads home on Friday.

My weekend went by much too fast and the temps snuck above freezing....lots of dripping. The first step out onto the deck is solid ice.

How much snow do you have?


50 posted on 01/06/2014 12:35:09 AM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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