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Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
08:30 AM ET (US)
I received the following from Jay Smith.

I am the only member of the class of 1954 that had a daughter in the first class. I have a photo of my daughter and I together in uniform taken in December 1976 that I have shown to hundreds of people I have met. But I never show it to my classmates who never accepted women at the Naval Academy. My daughter married Jon Holzapfel on 4 June 1983. Jon was in the class of '67 and one of his sons, Chad, was a defensive tackle on Navy's Bowl team of 1996. Marilyn and I, Jon and Jennie, Jon's parents and two of Jon's son were married on 4 June.

See "The Bow Wave Of Change" video at the link below.
Dick Raymond
09:06 PM ET (US)
My lovely wife makes me walk with her, about 1/2 mile, or 20 min. 4x a week. Don't lose much weight, but my lungs are A-OK.
Ed Tipshus Co 2
07:13 PM ET (US)
going up and down two flights of stairs daily and walking around does it for me. Previousy I walked "around the block" but now stay put.
Charlie Shelton
03:17 PM ET (US)
Speaking of workouts. I recall Joe Roach telling me how he liked to finish a regular workout with an exercise he called "Pressing Ales". He never expressed a preference but I'm sure that Pilzner Urquell or Corona(not corona viris) would have been A-OK.
Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
05:28 PM ET (US)
I've rigged a small TV and Amazon Prime Music for my Bike in the basement. They make 30 minutes go a little faster.

Latch, you mentioned Errol Garner live at Sunset School, Carmel-by-the Sea, CA, in September 1955. I got to Coronado, CA, in November 1955 and California was full of great music. Even Coronado had the Manhattan Room, the Hayloft, and the Mexican Village. Vegas was just a short hop away and any time I could get an aircraft I was on my way. California in the 50es was a wonderful place for a skinny Navy Ensign from Pharr, Texas.
Jay R Smith Jr
10:14 AM ET (US)
I have been employing a personal trainer for my exercise program for the past 3 months. Nice thing about it is I can exercise at home avoiding gym shutdowns and close quarters with strangers. Can listen to radio and use own facility when necessary. Ashlee comes each Friday to check on progress and modify program from time to time. Our sun room my son built which enclosed our back patio is ideal for this and gives me a view of geese, duck, and dogs belonging to back neighbors. I exercise 5 days a week from 1000 to 1100. For an 89 year old who doesn't go anywhere without a walker, it's a great way to stay at home and avoid crowds. The sun room also doubles as a small café from time to time. Tomorrow is Marilyn's birthday so we'll likely have our son and his family over for dinner. They live next door. On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 09:54:40 PM MDT, QuickTopic daily digest <qtopic-50-fwcx9rsydfqus@quicktopic.com> wrote:
Lach 5
03:41 PM ET (US)
Al, put on Concert by the Sea with Errol Garner. you will wear that bike out in no time!
Al Casey 16 Co
03:34 PM ET (US)
I found spinning on my stationary bike a bit dull until I rigged my bluetooth speaker to play music from the 40's, 50's, & 6o's.
Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
10:29 AM ET (US)
Just finished my 30 minutes on the bike. Are you guys doing you exercise?
Ed Tipshus Co 2
05:04 PM ET (US)
Painful memories: (A Slashes roomate)

"Goody Goody Monday morning and a day and the start of another week to excell!."

Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
06:33 AM ET (US)

Another week in which to excel.
Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
10:47 AM ET (US)
Just had a call from Bill Land. He and Kitty are in a retirement home in Annapolis. Kitty is in pretty poor health. If you want to give him a call his number is 301-580-1002
Al Casey 16 Co
02:43 PM ET (US)

Despite the severe restrictions on gatherings here in CA I was still able to enjoy St Pat's Day with my 97 year old neighbor. We had pizza delivered and wine as we watched "Casablanca" on an old TCM recording.
Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
05:43 AM ET (US)

All is well. I am practicing social distancing and have plenty of toilet paper and coffee. I am a lucky old sailor!
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Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
04:39 PM ET (US)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – As a precautionary measure, and in response to the global spread of COVID-19, the U.S. Naval Academy will temporarily close to the general population beginning Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020 at 5 p.m. While we understand this action will be disappointing to some, the health and safety of the Naval Academy community, including our visitors, is our top priority.

This restriction does not impact access for all authorized visitors, which includes USNA residents; faculty, staff, and coaches; Department of Defense-issued Common Access Card (CAC) ID card holders; dependent/retiree ID card holders; Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) card holders; or anyone conducting official business.

Gate 3 will be accessible via turnstile only; all other gate hours remain unchanged.

No cases of COVID-19 have been reported at the Naval Academy and this decision is solely precautionary. USNA leadership will continue to evaluate the situation and take risk-based measures to safeguard our community as well as our visitors.

Our multidisciplinary COVID-19 Working Group continues to meet regularly to monitor and mitigate impacts to our mission. Please see the updated coronavirus guidance on our official website for more information, as well as listings of closures around the yard: https://www.usna.edu/COVID-19/.

For more information about the Naval Academy, please visit: www.usna.edu or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/USNavalAcademy.
Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
04:36 PM ET (US)
Spring has sprung, the grass has riz.
Ed Tipshus
12:34 PM ET (US)
Columbus Dispatch: crypto quote solution -
May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past; IRISH TOAST .
Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
06:50 AM ET (US)
Happy St Patrick's Day
May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.
Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
04:35 PM ET (US)
Received the following from Bill Daniels:

Will, Jerry, Bob and Jim,

Due to the ongoing COVID 19 situation the USNA Superintendent has canceled upcoming activities/ events including funerals and committals until further notice.

Accordingly, my father’s 6 Apr Service of Committal at the Columbarium has been canceled.

At this point, my mother, sisters and I do not intend to schedule a new date for the service until the COVID 19 outbreak is under control and additional guidance from USNA is provided. I’ll keep you all posted.

In the meantime, my mother is doing fine and is at home in Orange Beach, AL.

Thoughts and prayers: All the best to you and your families.

Be safe!

V/R Bill
Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
04:30 PM ET (US)
The Naval Academy announced Friday that it would immediately cancel all public worship services, and will review weddings and funerals through April 7 to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

In a statement posted on the academy website, officials detailed a number of new restrictions that also include closing the crypt of Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones beneath the Naval Academy Chapel. Other changes included an end to most public tours and closing the visitor center.
Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
04:04 PM ET (US)
How to beat the TP shortage.

Edited 03-16-2020 04:07 PM
Will Croom
06:36 PM ET (US)
Sorry, Dave, you are not the youngest living grad of the class of 54.
Two Classmates have you beat.
BANFIELD, Thomas V (Tom) 3/13/1933
WALKER, Edward K., Jr. (Ted) 1/23/1933
Dave Kruger 19th Co.
12:56 PM ET (US)
Will- My birthdate is 9/28/1932.
You're right, Pete, I had no plebe summer. Fortunately for me six years in a military style prep school did give me a little edge in knowing how to "beat the system" as far as demerits went but I know I did miss a lot by not being there that summer. I think I was still stenciling cloths when Academic year started. And speaking of clothes, the Midshipman store was out of white works jumpers in size 36 so I wore size 42's for 4 years. Nice and roomy to say the least but I never grew into them.
Will CroomPerson was signed in when posted
09:23 AM ET (US)
Dave, you are the youngest living graduate from the class of 54.

I checked the database and for some reason you are the only entry with a blank date of birth entry. I will enter "9/28/1933". If I miscalculated post another note with the correct birth date.

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