Good News Wednesday

A few laughs to help you get ready for Winter…

Another Navy Memory

Betty and I are watching “The Crown” on Netflix. It’s about the life of Queen Elizabeth.

On a recent episode, they referred to the Queen’s ‘yacht,’ The BRITANNIA…

Quite a yacht. The memory has to do with the officer that replaced me as Navigator on the USS WILLIAM H. STANDLEY (DLG-32) when I left the Navy. It turned out to be an exchange officer from the Her Majesty’s Royal Navy, LT. Ian Forbes.

He was a friendly, very knowledgeable Naval officer. His previous assignment was as the Queen’s Navigator on the BRITANNIA. We had him over for supper and he was very interesting and enjoyable to be with.

We spent a couple of months together acquainting him with the STANDLEY and her quartermaster crew. I must have done a good job because I did some research and found out he progressed quite well in the Royal Navy.

As part of his career climb, he commanded the HMS INVINCIBLE, a light aircraft carrier, during the Falklands War between England and Argentina.

He was knighted for his career and his contributions to NATO and retired as an Admiral. From my early experience with Ian, there’s no doubt in my mind he deserved everything he earned throughout his life.

Oh, For Short Mondays

A lot about this year… In fact I went to see the eye doctor last Friday…

In case you don’t know, Gavin Newsom is governor of California…

Also a statement about our education system…

Probably me…

Definitely me… I’m the kid on the left…

Not a problem for me… Betty is both domestic and feral…

Think about it…

Definitely time to release this…

The only Thanksgiving joke I could find…

When you’re happy and you know it…

Definitely feel your pain…

Sunday Thoughts – Updated

(Update: When I scheduled this post, I didn’t realize it would be published on the same date that Lewis – and President Kennedy – died.)

C. S. Lewis is one of the all-time Christian thinkers. I read all his books shortly after I became a Christian to start my growth.

Some of his thoughts for this Sunday…

When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.

Life with God is not immunity from difficulties, but peace in difficulties.

Once people stop believing in God, the problem is not that they will believe in nothing; rather, the problem is that they will believe anything.

A sign of a culture that has lost its faith – Moral collapse follows upon spiritual collapse.

I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.

And my favorite… I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

Jessie’s Halo

Our angel…