Alter Your Course

This is an actual radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval
Operations, 10-10-95, MSG#H0000115020ecb52EMHS

#1: “Please divert your course 15 degrees to the north to avoid a collision.”
#2: “Recommend that you change YOUR course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.”

#1: “This is the captain of a U.S. navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.”
#2: “No, I say again divert YOUR course.”

#1: “This is the aircraft carrier Enterprise, we are a large warship of the U.S. navy. Divert your course NOW!”
#2: “This is a lighthouse. Your call?”

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John’s Tragedy (Part 2 from Kathleen’s Memoirs) update to follow

Daddy caught the train for New Orleans to see John as soon as we got the letter with his tragic news, not knowing what in what state he’d find John. John was living back in the barracks, explaining he couldn’t afford to keep a place with Wanda gone. He was strangely calm, resigned to the Continue reading

John’s Tragedy (Part 2 from Kathleen’s Memoirs)

Daddy caught the train for New Orleans to see John as soon as we got the letter with his tragic news, not knowing what in what state he’d find John. John was living back in the barracks, explaining he couldn’t afford to keep a place with Wanda gone. He was strangely calm, resigned to the Continue reading