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Subdeacon Joe

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  1. One of my brothers just sent me a text message with this link: https://destroyerhistory.org/fletcherclass/ussradford/index.asp?r=44600&pid=44603 And a follow up of "You may already have this, but Radford was Mikes ship, pretty much on it's last or next to last cruise when Mike was on it, but brand new when it towed Wakefield. Dad's Brooklyn saved 800 or 1000 off Wakefield, so in a small way, Mike and Dad's paths crossed way before Mike was a gleam or glimmer in Dad's eye. How about that?" Dad was a Fleet Marine on the Brooklyn (CL-40)
  2. Improvise, adapt, and overcome. More on it: All hands were soon employed in making a foresail out of the crew’s hammocks. Eight hammocks were stitched together, forming a sail, held by a frame made from dismantled bunks. The entire structure was then tied to the vertical kingpost of the torpedo loading crane, located forward of the submarine’s superstructure. However, a submarine was much heavier and had a much lower silhouette than let’s say a 16th-century Spanish galleon. With the foresail, it achieved a speed of no more than one knot (1.2 mph; 1.9 km/h). So Lieutenant
  3. Seen here are the jury-rigged sails used to bring R-14 back to port in 1921; the mainsail rigged from the radio mast is the top sail in the photograph, and the mizzen made of eight blankets also is visible. R-14’s acting commanding officer, Lieutenant Alexander Dean Douglas, USN, is at top left, without a hat. (Source: US Naval Historical Center). https://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/numerical-list-of-images/nhhc-series/nh-series/NH-52000/NH-52858.html Title: USS R-14 Description: (SS-91) Under full sail in May 1921. While se
  4. No need to get all pissy-politcal. As I understand it Miss Allie lives in the Sierra Foothills, I don't know who her provider is. A lot of the Foothill and mountain areas in N. California are under a Red Flag fire warning. I live in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County. We have power go out 2 or 3 times a year just due to trees falling, people hitting poles, or transformers blowing. Her description sounds more like a physical problem with equipment rather than a Planned Power Outage.
  5. At the Chargepoint and EVgo places I have used it is 26 cents a minute. Takes about 45 minutes to go from 15% to fully charged. Call it 12 bucks. That gives me about 140 miles. That's, what? 8 cents a mile? Using the slow charger it came with for home use is harder to work out. I've done a few 12 and 14 hour charges, and a bunch of call it 4 hour charges to "top off" and it added maybe 30 bucks to the PG&E bill. Maybe 3 cents a mile. Compare to 90 bucks for 280 miles we got with the Tundra.
  6. Likely a driver took out a pole or a tree that took out a line.
  7. Victory Day Parade. I do sometimes wonder about the guys who show up at about 4:50, and others in that role, How bad did they screw up and in front of whom to draw that duty?
  8. Navy Times 4h · Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) spell out "Hi Mom!!" on the flight deck of the ship April 29, 2021, in celebration of Mother's Day 2021. (MC3 Christina Ross/Navy). See more the best photos from around the military here: http://navtim.es/Kk9WemP
  9. I'm going to guess that it was because he got teased about it as a kid. I'll also take a guess that his family was Greek. And likely wrong on both.
  10. That isn't too bad. Not common, but not bad.
  11. Mom and Dad with my oldest brother, Nesquehoning PA (3 E. Railroad St. to be precise, where she was raised), 1945.
  12. I've been saying it for two decades, all the alphabet soup regulatory agencies must be reined in and all "regulations" that have the force of law suspended until they are run through Congress, debated, voted on, and signed into law. Any future "regulations" that have force of law likewise must be run through Congress as the Constitution requires. Sort of like the word games the CA Legislature plays calling a tax a "fee" to avoid supermajority requirements.
  13. The initial wind, then the static hum. Fortunately it is at a slightly different pitch than my tinnitus so I can hear it with reasonable clarity. Every once in a while I wonder what silence would seem like now.
  14. Try it with earphones of some sort. Don't expect a standard helicopter thutter, but a hum like static.
  15. Even if we stipulate that a "generation" is 20 years, 33 years takes it into the next "generation" and is long enough for one generation to bring its offspring, that would be the 2nd generation, to see it. Two isn't singular, so even by your pedantery that would be "generations," plural. Unless you are using common core math in which 2 is less than or equal to 1.
  16. If I listen to it on my Samsung Galaxy S10, outputting through the speakers, I can barely hear it. If I use the earbuds it is very clear, and if I use my desktop there is no mistaking it.
  17. Looked at strictly by an arbitrarily set number of years I have usually heard 20 years, and in general is what I use. In the context of this article I looked at it from a familial relationship point of view. We hear of heirlooms or family farms being "passed to the next generation," meaning that it gets handed down to the children of the current owner, and they are expected to pass it on to one of their children. I pity the kids in a family that has a tradition that "One child in each generation needs to have the name of Great, great^26 grandfathers 2nd wife's mother, Mezmedep." or some suc
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