Category Archives: ships


May the God that they worshiped grant unto them the peace for which they so bravely sacrificed themselves for us who are the living!    Arlington Crosses and stars perfectly rowed on manicured fields so patiently mowed. Red, white and … Continue reading

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The Old Apple Tree

A salute to the wonders of youth and imaginations that have no limit. The Old Apple Tree What wonder lies behind the eyes of the child not yet deceived? Where impossible dreams, though beyond their means, are not imagined but … Continue reading

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Flotsam And Jetsam

     Allow me to introduce you to a couple of sailors who have sailed the sea, to ports exotic, and others, well not so much. Their recent “Med Cruise” had stops, (Ports of Call) in some of the most … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Sky

     Red sky at night, a sailor‘s delight. Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning. Here’s my take on that.      Have a wonderful weekend my friends, Jake. THE SCARLET SKY  When crimson splashes on the sky … Continue reading

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The Saga Of DD Fifty-Three*

     With the 69th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, this past week, I thought I would post a tribute to those who served so well and so long, to keep this nation free and strong. Their numbers are dwindling rapidly … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts

     This was one of the first of my attempts at writing, again it was my idea of song lyrics. Hey, I still hear the tune in my head when I read it, but you don’t have to, but please, just take notice … Continue reading

Posted in Elders, humor, life, lifetime, ships, song writer, Songs and Dances, Success, wealth and worth, Words on Wanderings | 13 Comments

A Crooked Trail

     If I cannot create something new, then the least I can do is offer you something that I have posted before and that I am proud to have written, (believe me there is a lot on the other side of the ledger … Continue reading

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The Salty Dog

     For those who miss the ocean, and their home.. A little something light. Happy Wednesday, Jake. THE SALTY DOG  Now, whenever I get the notion, that I miss being near, the ocean, I just head downtown, to a bar … Continue reading

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We Sail On The Wind

     Having more difficulties with the files, now I can’t access the old files at all, off of the disk. So I’m afraid you’ll have to settle for something a little bit recent. Please enjoy, Jake. We Sail On The … Continue reading

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Oh, Columbia

Oh, Columbia Her captain sailed the “Ship of State” on to that fatal shoal. And a derelict, it now be, by his set course, and goal. *  Ne’er again to rise upon the highest tide. A rusted hulk of history … Continue reading

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