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Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
09:18 AM ET (US)
Bad Email Addresses

The followimg emails addresses have been removed from the class directory after they have been rejected by the mail delivery system.

Gerald D. McCARTHY fjmccarthy@verizon.net
Jack BARRY jobarry@suffolk.lib.ny.us
Allan R. GUNION agunion@alum.mit.edu
Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
09:54 AM ET (US)
A flash from the past. A farewell to Ollie and Mary Dee as they left Virginia for Mississippi in 2007

Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
05:24 AM ET (US)
Pete Easton just sent me an email about a new TV show - A Season With Navy - on ShowTime. You can check out a preview at:

Edited 08-19-2017 05:24 AM
Ed Tipshus (2)
08:56 PM ET (US)
One thing about the past was home games and homecoming weekend games usually began around noon - 1 pm -- which gave alumni a nice Saturday in Annapolis. Plenty of time for Tailgating before the game, and time enough after for classmates to gather for dinner - with enough daylight to drive home after the dinner. There were many classmates in the early days that handled the reservations, but I lately recall "Louie" Jordan and then Bill Peery making the dinner reservations at the Club - and the day was always good for great cheer and the recall of memorable times. The 3:30 game starts (getting TV coverage and the money involved) has pretty much eliminated the gatherings after. The local (VA MD DC & vic) crowd has thinned through moves and normal attrition, and a wonderful time is fading. Memories of great homecoming weekends are cherished and old classmates and their wives will always be remembered.
Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
05:41 PM ET (US)

Navy Football
Al Casey 16 Co
09:01 AM ET (US)

Here is a nice 22 inch Bass I caught on Sunday.
Ed Tipshus (2)
04:22 PM ET (US)
Jerry Brooks Non-grad '54 former Marine and Retired USAF Col sent me the following:
"Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take responsibility for all we have done and do not try to blame others. HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was NOT senior citizens who took:
The melody out of music,The pride out of appearance,The courtesy out of driving,The romance out of love,The commitment out of marriage,The responsibility out of parenthood
The togetherness out of the family,The learning out of education,The service out of patriotism,
The Golden Rule from rulers,The nativity scene out of cities,The civility out of behavior,
The refinement out of language,The dedication out of employment,The prudence out of spending,
The ambition out of achievement or God out of government and school.

And we certainly are NOT the ones who eliminated patience and tolerance from personal relationships and interactions with others! And, we DO understand the meaning of patriotism, and remember those who have fought and died for our country. Just look at the Seniors with tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts, as they stand at attention with their hand over their hearts, as the American Flag passes by in a parade!
I'm the life of the party.....Even if it lasts until 8 p.m. I'm very good at opening childproof caps..... With a hammer. I'm awake many hours before my body allows me to get up.
I'm smiling all the time, because I can't hear a thing you're saying.
I'm sure everything I can't find is in a safe secure place, somewhere.
I'm wrinkled, saggy, lumpy, and that's just my left leg.
I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.

Yes, I'm a SENIOR CITIZEN and I think I am having the time of my life! Now if I could only remember who sent this to me, I wouldn't send it back to them. Or, maybe I should send it to all my friends anyway. They won't remember, even if they did send it. Spread the laughter Share the cheer Let's be happy While we're here.

Go Green - Recycle Congress!!!!
Ed Tipshus (2)
10:55 AM ET (US)
RE AMY (Melinda) MCGRAPH VIDEO - As a LtCol USMC(Ret) (USNA '97 - had to just retire) I think she has broken a law in using the USMC uniform in her video campaigning - the end shows a USMC green uniform with medals and an officers sword - however, it has dress Marine Corps officer emblems -- unless something has changed - USMC officers wore black emblems on greens and dress silver and gold emblems on Blues -- and, she is wearing what look like a Naval Aviator Flight Jacket that is way too big for her -- Regardless, she has a past of significant accomplishments, and looks like a tough woman who also has smarts - also seems to have a Navy officer spouse - re 2013 Register of Alumni.
Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
06:55 AM ET (US)
American Athletic Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2017 https://athlonsports.com/college-football/...onference-foes-2017

“You can probably say the same thing every season about these guys now. They’ll run your ass off and beat you up, and you’re a bad break on scheduling from losing to these guys. Ask Houston. How does that happen to Houston? Where is Navy better one on one? They work up to the talent level they face. I know they lost to Army but conference play is a different type of game, and they were on a third string quarterback.
“You don’t know a name on their roster but they’re the last team you want a play on a short week or after a road trip.”
Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
03:31 PM ET (US)

She's a Democrat - but it is a good ad.
Les Ostrom - 19
12:05 PM ET (US)
Cough! Cough! The weather in the "beautiful" Northwest this summer has been nothing to brag about! After a very wet spring, we have been confronted with unrelenting temperatures in the 90's and smoke from fires about the northwest and Canada - new records for continuous high temps and no rain. For the past several weeks, we have been covered with a blanket of smoke (visibility yesterday - 3 miles) that has created unhealthy conditions. My son Scott (about 20 miles from us) reports that his livestock and pets have become very lethargic. It has affected him and enraged his allergies to the point that he has had to seek medical consultation - along with hundreds of other folks! I and Ebba feel have generally avoided physical activity and fortunately feel OK.
Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
07:00 AM ET (US)
Glen Cambell, RIP.

Al Casey 16 Co
03:24 PM ET (US)

My daugter-in-law, Nancy caught the first bass of the day.
Ed Tipshus (2)
10:25 PM ET (US)

Excellent lesson for millennials"
Edited 08-05-2017 10:26 PM
Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
09:07 AM ET (US)
ANNAPOLIS, Md - For the very first time the U.S. Naval Academy is ranked the top public college in the nation by Forbes magazine.

The Academy is known for it's excellent academics, free-tuition and rigorous military lifestyle, but cadets are required to serve five years or more after graduation.

The Naval Academy beat out it's close rival, the U.S. Military Academy who had been in the number one spot since 2014.

The University of Maryland also made the top 25 at the number 13 spot.
Ed Tipshus (2)
09:08 PM ET (US)
At the end of the August 2017 Shipmate Class of '54 column there are a series of bold numerals: 980 + 195 + 124 + 264 + 280 + 157 = 2000. This is not a code nor me showing off that I can still add. It is the meticulous mathematics involved in assuring that our Class column gets its full ration of words: 2,000 per issue (photos are usually either 100 or 200 words)! Somehow I did not delete the calculations when I sent the column in, and somehow the Shipmate editor left it in and did not count them in the total. The added errata (about John Pustay's apolitical potential appointment which was then replaced by a political one) was also not counted in the total!
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