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06:20 PM ET (US)
Ed's memory of Neil Ferraro reminded me of a time our paths crossed in Guam about 15 years after we were in the Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, GA, as classmates. Neil was visiting Guam, I think to inspect the Supply Center, so a group of supply officers held a luncheon for him at Top Of The Mar officers club. Only a few minutes before we sat down I was asked to make a presentation to him of a memento of his visit. I felt lucky to have been dragged into a newly formed Toastmasters Club by our Exchange officer, Doug Salmon, in Sasebo, Japan, several years earlier. That training went a long way to preparing me for such assignments during the rest of my career. On Monday, June 24, 2019, 9:54:47 PM MDT, QuickTopic daily digest <qtopic-50-fWCx9RSYdfqUS@quicktopic.com> wrote:
Ed Tipshus 2nd Co.
04:08 PM ET (US)
The notice of Neil Ferraro wife passing reminded of a time after one of our homecoming weekends, as there was no prearranged place to gather after the game and 54 garthered at some restaurant and classmates gathered around some drawn up tables and individual related tales about problem of our first day s at USNAA as a Plebe. then RAdm Neil stood up and told of a problem with a first classman regardin his new issued. shoes The 1/C curtly directed Neil to shine them. Neil answere "Sir, my shoes are new." Neil admited that he never though anyone sane would ever shine a new pair of shoes as the come shined . He had never in his life shined a new shoe (and had no idea of what was a spit shined shoe). The 1/C repeated later the command to Neil, again and Neil answered that his shoes were new. That broke every one up. IT was related by Neil it was so funny to hear that stuck my memory forever.
Edited 06-24-2019 04:12 PM
Will Croom
07:01 AM ET (US)
I'm aware of the problem, Ed.
Ed Tipshus
04:52 PM ET (US)
Will cookies on the forum is running rampant covering responses and prompts making it difficult to use forum.
Ak Casey 16 Co
10:54 AM ET (US)
On a trip to Europe I was flying from Atlanta to Munich and in boarding a young woman noticed the class crest on my jacket, then she told me she was going to be a plebe at the Naval Academy in two weeks. As we chatted she told me her Dad was the 1st Officer for the flight, apparently giving her a trip before plebe summer. He came back to talk with me during the flight and I told him I felt a bit guilty lounging in the comfortable chair for hours as we crossed the Atlantic - in the early 60's I was very busy shooting celestial fixes in the B-47 when we flew to Spain for alert tours. After the flight he sent back to me the map they used to make their way to Munich with a personal note.
Oliver Shearer 5th Co.
06:52 PM ET (US)
You done well as the old darkie said , complicit in setting up "Olde Poolie"-- and a shellback too. Carry on for another ten my very good friend.
Will Croom
06:19 PM ET (US)
I'm having my JD and Fairfax County Water contemplating what a fantastic time we were lucky enough to have been born into. Where I grew up in Louisiana I can remember our home with gas lights and an outside toilet. I saw my first TV set after we moved to south Texas. I was introduced to the slide rule in High School. I sailed on the Atlantic and Pacific. I crossed the Equator and the Internation Date Line. I remember buying my first personal computer and first Flip phone. I remember talking to Fitz Woodrow and Olly Shearer about building a "web site" for classmates to communicate on.

My dad drank "Old Sunnybrook- As Cheerful as Its Name".

I have "Jack Daniels"

We are a lucky generation.
Bill Crawford, (14)
12:44 PM ET (US)
Thanks, Will, for the neat video on U.S. Navy Ships.
10:57 AM ET (US)
How do hospitals get paid for all the medical care they are required to furnish to the illegal immigrants and welfare types who don't have to pay? Recently I had to wait 5 hours to be seen in the ER due to the packed waiting room. I was awake all night in a lighted room with no restroom. Finally got a regular bed the next morning. The next two days I was given sufficient LASIX that took 21 lbs of fluid out of my body and got my weight down to 166 from 187 in two days. I now maintain my weight between 165 and 170. Two months before a heart doctor stuck a needle in my chest and withdrew 1.5 liters of fluid from around my heart. Marilyn helps me avoid sodium so as not to start retaining the fluids again. On 4 June we celebrated our 65th anniversary with all our children present. On Friday, June 14, 2019, 9:54:41 PM MDT, QuickTopic daily digest <qtopic-50-fWCx9RSYdfqUS@quicktopic.com> wrote:
Lach Macleay 5
10:33 AM ET (US)
Bill, they are just trying to make up for the under insured and not insured . They will not turn away anyone.
Bill Crawford, (14)
02:44 PM ET (US)
This morning, my wife Mary received in the mail a Tricare print-out covering recent medical charges and payments.
It included a charge from our local hospital for $16,750(!) for one Emergency Room visit to check out a particularly bad headache that Mary was experiencing. The only thing they did was one brain x-ray to rule out the possibility of a brain aneurysm (which Mary had experienced once before about twenty years ago). We were in and out of the ER in about twenty minutes.
Fortunately Medicare authorized payment of only $800 (which I still thought was pretty exorbitant).
will Croom
06:17 PM ET (US)

Summer of 58. Donna and her family in from of our apartment at 510 Orange Ave, Coronado. The yellow 58 Healy was the car of my dreams.
Lach Macleay 5
10:20 AM ET (US)
Thanks Bill. OK on this end ,but "If I knew I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself"!
Bill Crawford, (14)
09:56 AM ET (US)
Happy Birthday, Lach!
Les Ostrom
12:28 PM ET (US)
Bill, And you still have another birthday in the 80s left. At this point, can you really advertise yourself as “near ninety”? Anyway, Happy belated birthday!
Ed Tipshus
11:25 AM ET (US)
Regarding June Week marriages in the Chapel: Sally and Peter Alecxih attended our 65th Reunion at Hotel Annapolis last April 2019.
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