Re: [gardeners] Friends

George Shirley (
Tue, 31 Oct 2000 14:19:52 -0600

I've had the best of them all, 2.5 years in naval aviation, flying as crew on
propellor driven transports, 1.2 years at sea aboard destroyers and destroyer
escorts, and 14 years as an airborne soldier. I much preferred the flying
myself. I wanted to be a fighter pilot as so many young lads did but couldn't
hack the physical. Bad teeth was the main complaint the Navy had.


penny x stamm wrote:
> George, I'd be happy to come on down this weekend to assist in
> the rust chipping.  In fact, I'll get my hubby and five kids together
> for the project.
> Now let me see....  7 round-trip tickets on Delta or United or AA --
> better repair my abacus. Oh yes, and we are all hearty eaters.
> Very impressive list of museum ships!  We have a carrier parked
> right in the Hudson River, and a sub up in Mystic, Ct., and
> something else huge down near Washington, DC., all of which I've
> climbed aboard with pleasure. But I don't think I'd be happy at sea --
> once upon a time we shared a 32ft ketch, and the minute it tilted
> with the wind, I wanted to abandon ship.
> I do think I'd prefer the Air Force.  Maybe it's because I like the
> view...
> Penny, NY
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