Generally, on average, Navy breakfasts were okay to great with variations among food offerings and food source.
The breakfasts where real eggs were available were superior to the breakfasts where only powdered eggs were present.
Generally, at-sea lunch and supper tended to be sub-par compared to mess halls at shore bases.
At-sea breakfasts varied greatly; often depending upon the last time we hauled “new” food aboard either from a supply ship at sea or if we entered an overseas USA base with warehouses, etc.
“According to City Attorney Dan Wichmer, that isn’t going to happen, however, because the city ordinance doesn’t allow voters to force the City to provide land for a homeless camp.”
As quoted from a wonderful weekly newspaper; Community Free Press.
In my Disgruntled Old Coot opinion a superior print and online news source and local media that may surpass the, to me, despicable and nearly-unreadable mainstream daily local newspaper, again, merely a shanty-bound Disgruntled Old Coot’s opinion.
I can envision the Community Free Press surviving and thriving while the local “mainstream” spewer of the local elite’s anti-We, the People rhetoric fades away and eventually disappears; missed by few if any folks who are not so thoroughly indoctrinated by their elite-class and corporate USA masters who bleat their pleasure at being well-behaved bearers of the implanted doctrine that ALL their mental masters proclaim is proper IS proper and as “things” should be.
“There were few who preferred honor to money.” Gaius Crispus
“A wise man hears one word and understands two” Yiddish proverb.
“It is not more people that are needed in the world but better people, physically, morally and mentally. This question of raising the quality of our American population must also be taken into account in the question of immigration.” Agnes E. Meyer
“I think unity is a mistake…. If I were the Establishment and had the big loaded guns of the various oppressive institutions…. I would much prefer to see one lion come through the door than 500 mice.” Florynce R. Kenned
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy
Yes, folks, it is quote time. The Disgruntled Old Coot left the shanty, mentally strolling through the Web and grabbing quotes attracting my attention.
Pics from the assembly area downtown Springfield. Copy and use for any non-commercial use. I consider the pics the property of the people shown and/or the Occupy Springfield folks. Basically, belonging to nobody BUT not for use by those merely wanting to put money in their own pocket such as spammers, those not involved with Occupy Springfield who use any of the pics just for wealth creation, etc.
You may need to hit the “refresh” button on your browser to make all the pics appear. WordPress gets weird now-and-then and your Web connection may not be the best.
Thanks to all participating.
Look for the “Continue reading” link to see the entire post or click on the post’s title.
I believe you can click on a pic to make it bigger and maybe once again to make it even BIGGER.
Local mass media was present
Watching one of the night-time local TV news broadcasts…. wasn’t the Occupy march the lead story? I believe on at least one channel it was.
The entire 1975 cruise book should be in the next few posts.
They have been spread out to assist in ALL the pictures appearing.
I encourage ALL who want to copy and paste any or all of the cruise book to do so since Web sites can lose data, disappear, etc.
Preserve the 1975 WesPac cruise book for posterity. The more places it is posted the more likely it is to survive.
To enlarge the pictures click on them. Depending upon your browser and/or computer, etc. select “open in a new window” or use your browser “back” button or whatever works for you.
I use FireFox browser and after opening each picture/page I can make it even bigger for easier viewing and reading of text when a “+” sign is my pointer/cursor and I click again to maximize my view. Whatever works for you and your set-up.
I will double check later to ensure all the cruise book pages made it to this blog. My main goal was just to get the pages/pics on the Web… just in case.
Oh, the pic of the “cherry picker” near the helo detachment area… “extra points” for whoever can, in the comments section of that entry, can explain why that pic is there. I remember why, I was present for the event, up on the quarterdeck,
Feel free to leave comments, explanations, anything that adds to the pics.
Click on the picture/page to make it bigger
In my younger days when I could consume massive quantities I shunned a couple meals and entered the all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet in Concord, California.
Mighty fine food, much better than typical Chinese buffet grub.
The Baby Boom horde is generally considered to have come squawking into this plane of existence between 1946 and 1964.
Some researchers insert a Generation Jones into that period.
The Disgruntled Old One, the Coot; that’s me!!! has noticed an increasing number of anti-Baby Boomer comments upon the Web at many different and types of Web sites.
Long ago. Decades. 1975.
Rush off to assist with evacuating Vietnam and other assorted tasks.
Many “Thanks!!!” to the horde of visitors visiting this tiny spot nestled within the Web.
Some visitors left nice comments while some comments were not as nice but I am used to that.
I have perfected the ability to create hate and discontent among others. Heck, my own kinfolk despise me to the point they ignore me, hoping I just go away. Sniff.
Donald F. Maxwell
Private First Class, U.S. Army
358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: Nebraska
Buried at: Plot F Row 16 Grave 38
Normandy American Cemetery
Awards: Purple Heart
A brief reminder… there are many benefits to our country, society, your friends, neighbors and yourself when you and you and you folks over there buy products and services that are Made in the USA.
Destroyer escorts are small ships. When liberty call sounded I was thrilled to escape the claustrophobic surroundings.
Cook Third Class Doris Miller, USN
Commissioned on 30 June 1973, USS Miller (FF-1091), a Knox-class frigate, was named in honor of Doris Miller.
Follow the above link for an excellent biography of a real USA heroic figure.
Truckin’ across the USA. Dropped off a load in Denver and told the dispatcher in far-off Ft. Wayne, Indiana I had a cousin in Boulder.
Hadn’t seen her in years so it was time to do so.
An earlier phone call to her set the plans and away I went.
First visit to Boulder so I was eager to view new territory.
Found a place to “hide” that BIG trailer so I could wander Boulder unimpeded.
Cuzz was still at work so I sought a laundromat to catch up on the laundry chore.