Do only that which is right

Do only that which is right… the credo of the Universal Life Church  (ULC).

The Universal Life Church has no traditional doctrine. We as an organization believe in that which is right. Each individual has the privilege and responsibility to determine what is right for themselves, as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others. We do not stand between you and your God. We are active advocates of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America.

WE ARE ADVOCATES OF THE GOOD LIFE! We want to be competent, to be proficient, to be cooperative, to love our fellow man, to appreciate, to be humble, to be honest, to be moral, to live positively, to be what we profess.”

Universal Life Church, Headquarters

601 Third St. Modesto, CA 95351

Office: 209-527-8111

Fax: 209-527-8116

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4:00 pm

generalcontact@ulchq.com

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Gayle Caldwell

CYCLES

Writer: Gayle Caldwell

In Loving Memory:  Gayle Caldwell    February 20th, 1941 – April 14th, 2009

So I’m down and so I’m out

But so are many others

So I feel like tryin’ to hide

My head ‘neath these covers

Life is like the seasons

After winter comes the spring

So I’ll keep this smile awhile

And see what tomorrow brings

I’ve been told and I believe

That life is meant for livin’

And even when my chips are low

There’s still some left for givin’

I’ve been many places

Maybe not as far as you

So I think I’ll stay awhile

And see if some dreams come true

There isn’t much that I have learned

Through all my foolish years

Except that life keeps runnin’ in cycles

First there’s laughter, then those tears

But I’ll keep my head up high

Although I’m kinda tired

My gal just up and left last week

Friday I got fired

You know it’s almost funny

But things can’t get worse than now

So I’ll keep on tryin’ to sing

But please, just don’t ask me how

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Those lyrics have had more of a mental impact upon me than any sermon I have sat through.

For a brief biography/eulogy go HERE

Gayle Geddes Caldwell at Find-a-Grave

The first version of Cycles I heard was a hit performed by Frank Sinatra:

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Gayle Caldwell YouTube Collection

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Navy Chow and Cavorting Cereal Critters

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.

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Coot Quotes and Observations

“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

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Yes, folks, it is quote time. The Disgruntled Old Coot left the shanty, mentally strolling through the Web and grabbing quotes attracting my attention.

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USS Schofield DEG-3 FFG-3 Cruisebook

The entire 1975 cruise book should be in the next few posts.

They have been spread out to assist in ALL the pictures appearing.

The link to the other pages covering the cruise book is near the bottom of the page on the left.

I should have done this long ago… here are the links to the blog entries covering the entire cruise book. This page covers the first part of the cruise book and the links below lead to next section so you should be able to easily read the book starting at the front cover and ending up at the final page.

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USS Schofield DEG-3 FFG-3 Cruisebook  section two

USS Schofield DEG-3 FFG-3 Cruisebook  section three

USS Schofield DEG-3 FFG-3 Cruisebook  section four

USS Schofield DEG-3 FFG-3 Cruisebook  section five

 

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.

Enjoy!!!

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