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Apparently the oldest known Mariner’s Astrolabe has been found! Known as da Gama’s or Sodré’s astrolabe, it was found in the wreck of the Esmerelda, HERE. The 3D photography indicated it had scribe marks for measuring the height of the … Continue reading

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One wonders what stories they told… They had to have been in their 90s at the time this was taken. I also wonder what they thought about the advances in weapons! From cap and ball to semi-auto pistols and rifles, … Continue reading

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Ι don’t know why this didn’t go, but trying again… An interesting video compilation of musical and other oldies… The car cruise videos are from the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit. The Woodward Dream Cruise actually started as a small … Continue reading

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Sorry, the scheduler didn’t go this morning. Why old sailors have no personal modesty… When I first came in, everything was open bay barracks, in one case 160 man open bay. I never saw a ‘semi-private’ room until I made … Continue reading

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How many of us busted our asses with these??? And how many lost the key in the first week? (Raising hand over here to both) This old cooler is another one- It probably dates to the late 50s-early 60s, and … Continue reading

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Back in the day, we ‘occasionally’ got to do some fun flying against our ‘adversaries’… Many times those flights originated from Kef. This is obviously nice weather, and you can see a couple of P-3s parked on the ramp. The … Continue reading

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For us old farts… The christmas trees ‘we’ grew up with… And who remembers trying to ‘assemble’ these things! Sigh…  These got assembled and then we ‘disassembled’ multiple times. My mother was always griping about us eating the decorations… LOL … Continue reading

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Sigh… I really DO miss doing this. Many thousands of hours on that bird, and this is actually one of my old squadrons, long after I left. ‘We’ never had media onboard, nor did we want them there… LOL Of … Continue reading

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Ye olde nightmare for you… And since ‘some’ places are getting snow… It Snowed Last Night 8:00 am: I made a snowman. 8:10 – A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn’t make a snow woman. 8:15 – … Continue reading

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This was from the first night in the new house back in 2016… Hard to believe it’s been two years… And I’m enjoying it! 🙂   … Continue reading

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