U.S.S. Waccamaw AO-109, U. S. Navy The U.S.S. Waccamaw was a replenishment oiler. A replenishment oiler is a naval auxiliary ship with fuel tanks and dry cargo holds, which can conduct underway replenishment on the high seas. In other words, they refueled other ships while out in the water, far away from land. On its second midshipman cruise in 1955, the U.S.S. Waccamaw ... Read More about Navy Days 1954-1956
New toys are usually fun. Christmas presents should be enjoyed. Am I right? This present looks like it may be more work than fun. Can you guess? You know how I've been preaching "save your memories"? Well, thanks to his daughters, Dad received a scanner for Christmas. But this isn't just any old scanner. This particular scanner actually scans slides and negatives as well as documents ... Read More about Let the Fun Begin
My husband and I married when I was 19 and he was 21. That was a little over 40 years ago. When we celebrated our anniversary this summer, I thought about the amount of time I have spent with this man. Believe me, 40 years is a lot! Then this week my parents celebrated their 62nd anniversary! Wow, you say... Wow is right! They married young, too. They have been through a lot together ... Read More about Extraordinary Congratulations are in Order!
Time with family, sharing a meal, spending a day together, and yes, even spending 10-14 days together is a splendid thing! I will never regret time spent with family. If I could turn back time. You don't know what you've got till it's gone. Losing someone you love changes the way you view the future. And it changes the way you view today. For the past three years, our family ... Read More about Family Vacations: Now
Pike's Peak, Silver Dollar City, the Smoky Mountains, Six Flags, camping, fishing and visiting relatives will leave you with lifelong childhood memories. Taking a vacation with your family is great when you're young! We all have different memories and different perspectives of our childhood. Being the oldest sister, my vacation experiences were not the same as those of my two sisters who ... Read More about Family Vacations: Then
Electricity, because Watt else? When the electricity went off at school during a storm, the children were de-lighted. Q: How does a spoiled rich girl change a light bulb? A: She says. "Daddy, I need a new apartment!" My friend told me how electricity is measured and I was like Watt! Q. Why do fluorescent lights hum? A. Because they can't remember the words. Haha! Sorry, but I had to lead ... Read More about A Shocking Story of Good Fortune.