Monday, November 11, 2019

Memory of Hubby Making Chief

First of all, just let me say that I am so grateful for all the men and women who have fought in numerous wars to keep us free. God Bless Them All.

and now a memory from my past.

My husband was in the Navy for 22 years, working his way up from Seaman Apprentice to Lt. 

One memory I have is the day he made Chief.  Isn't he handsome in his Chief's uniform?
I just had to say that! he he

We were living on Midway Island and the 4-plex apartments we lived in had the laundry room out back. The road ran between our apartment building and another one. I am setting the scene here.

I am doing a load of laundry when I hear this roar coming up the road. I turn around and it's a Navy Jeep (we didn't have civilian vehicles on the island) and my husband is hanging out the passenger side waving a Chief's hat. He'd gotten his promotion!!

When he came in from work that night he was dressed in his navy work khakis and sporting a box of cigars. He didn't smoke but he was passing those congratulatory cigars out to anyone and everyone. 

He, and the others who had made Chief, had to go through an initiation. Wives weren't allowed. But, a friend saw that I got the photos that were taken that day for the base newspaper. 

First of all they had to go through a mock court martial.
You can tell my hubby is nervous. He's sweating up a storm. Poor baby.

They had to put their clothes on backward and march around the base. Sorry I missed that. 😃

They were made to eat out of a pig trough with all sorts of food poured into it.

They were marched down to the ocean and went through a bunch of stuff there.
I wonder where that picture is? Couldn't find it for this post. 

But, he was so happy to go through all that because he had worked hard to get that Chief's hat. And, I was so proud! 

Friday, November 8, 2019

Winter Shopping

Winter is here at last!

Not that I want it to be winter but as the seasons go, so must we.

We are to have our first freeze tonight. I started to bring in a couple of coleus plants but said, I don't want to deal with those things all winter, dropping leaves all over my carpet and they already look like they are on their last leg!! So, tonight... goodbye coleus!

I went clothes shopping day before yesterday. And, I bought this CUTE winter white short coat/jacket. Made me feel so sassy!

I don't ever want to give up my sass! So, I also bought this outfit, too.

and this sweater coat....
for just tossing on to run downstairs to get my mail or run to the store.

Just about everything I had was black or dark blue. It was so darn dull. I am tired of melting into the background! Time for me to shine!

Have you bought anything new lately? It will pick up your spirits and change your look and your attitude. So, go shopping.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Going, Going, Gone!

                                             Good Morning, all you sweet blogger friends.

My goodness. Lots going on around here. I got my hair cut yesterday. And, I have decided to stop coloring it. I mean, at 85 don't you think I can go gray now! Big decision because I loved having people tell me they can't believe I'm that age. But, on the other hand, people think I'm younger than I am and they expect more out of me because of that. Reckon I will get treated differently if my hair is gray? We'll see.

I thought I'd give a try at learning to play mah jong yesterday.  But, the lady teaching was old and she was bragging about being in tournaments but she could not think of how to play the game. So, we got the rack which she never explained what it was for. Then  we picked out 13 tiles and lined them up. So, she's checking her instructions and adds some tiles to ours, then checks her instructions again and takes some away. Anyway, after 45 minutes and I still had no clue what she was doing... and neither did she... I got up and left. I don't have the patience I once did. It went with the hormones, I think.

I am so excited. I sent off my money to go on a bus tour to the Greenbriar Resort the middle of December. And, I am going by myself. Oh, boy... I am going to get into so much  trouble fun!! I can't wait to go and I can't wait to share it with you.

Here is a picture I 'borrowed' from their website. I may get worn out just going from one end to the other! and please, don't give me a room a hundred miles from the elevator!!