The Perils of Our Digital Age
Originally published October 19th, 2009.
Filed under Lex, Sea Stories
One of my VERY favorite posts, that.
Dang it! Missing that man more all the time…
That and of course we had to stop by the local orphanage for to do some charity work for the convent nuns before winding down our evening over a cup of warm tea with perhaps just a little milk at the Christian Science Reading Room, as was our inevitable custom.
Hmmm. I am wondering what is the difference between sailors at liberty after a month or more at sea?
I’m betting between officers and enlisted the shore patrol has to be called a bit less often for the former – but that is just a guess.
On the uniforms worn by the lovely young things – for some reason it reminded me of a dinner I had (along with 1,000 others) in San Diego in the early 80s – with then Adm Grace Hopper.
She was a character and for those who have not heard of her, considered the originator of COBOL – the first modern computer-transferable language.
But here is this frail little old lady in an Admirals Uniform, up on the dais – telling some stories. Among those was the time she checked into a hotel and the desk people on duty thought she was a bellhop.
No mistaking these 2 young things for that, I believe.
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