In the Navy.....

saucydog(z5MA)May 3, 2008

Think Village People while you view :)

I came across these photos today and thought that (at least Chelone) some of you would enjoy.

Here's Seaman Recruit Saucy - Fresh out of bootcamp:

The published report of my ship leaving the harbor for 6 months (can you believe they call it "High Tide"?

A collage of what it's like to pull into port: It was winter when we pulled in so we had to don our Dress Blues (which are black). See all the people on the pier? Chelone knows how long it takes to tie up a ship....that's a long wait to see your loved ones.....

Fun to look back :)

Saucy

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Jerri_OKC(z7 Ok)

You look beautiful. I have to ask, did you think you really screwed up about half way throught boot camp?
I don't think I'd make it. ;)

Jerri

    Bookmark   May 3, 2008 at 8:06PM
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triple_creek(z5)

Thanks for sharing Saucy. The wait to see your loved ones sounds excruciating. I love your stories about the navy, especially sitting on deck at night.
We have a simalar picture of our DD in army uniform.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2008 at 9:10PM
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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

Aren't you cute?! Great picture(s)....

    Bookmark   May 3, 2008 at 9:29PM
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Full_Bloom(z5 IL)

What a beautiful fresh faced young girl! :-) I agree with Woody you really are a cutey. I also agree with Jerri...I know I'd never make it. You must be made of some tough stuff behind that sweet face. :-)

And BTW, thanks too for being there for all of us!

I salute you....

Where can you find pleasure, search the world for treasure,
learn science, technology?
Where can you begin to make your dreams all come true
on the land or on the sea?
Where can you learn to fly, play in sports or skindive,
study oceanography?
Sign up for the big band or sit in the grand stand
when your team and others meet.
In the Navy, yes, you can sail the seven seas.
In the Navy, yes, you can put your mind at ease.
In the Navy, come on now people, make a stand.
In the Navy, can't you see we need a hand.
In the Navy, come on, protect the motherland.
In the Navy, come on and join your fellow, man.
In the Navy, come on, people, and make a stand.
In the Navy, in the Navy.
They want you! They want you! They want you as a new recruit!
If you like adventure don't you wait to enter
the recruiting office fast.
Don't you hesitate, there is no need to wait;
they're signing up new seamen fast.
Maybe you are too young to join up today
but don't you worry 'bout the thing
for I'm sure there will be always the good Navy
protecting the land and sea.
In the Navy...
They want you! They want you! They want you as a new recruit!
They want you! They want you! They want you as a new recruit!
..But..but..but I'm afraid of water!
..hey..hey..look, men...
I get seasick even watching it on the TV!
They want You! - Oh my goodness!
They want you! - What am I gonna do in a submarine?
They want you! They want you!
In the Navy.
In the Navy... (fade out)

    Bookmark   May 3, 2008 at 9:39PM
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gardenbug(Canada zone 5)

A very serious Saucy. Handsome as all getout! I hope you'll add more some day....I bet your kids will love these pictures over the years.

I remember photos of my Dad in the French army with cavalry! I was amazed.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2008 at 11:20PM
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anitamo(5)

You look great in that picture. How long did you serve? How brave of you. And by the way, thank you!!!

    Bookmark   May 3, 2008 at 11:29PM
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deanneart(z5Southern NH)

Yea Saucy!!!! You rock and roll girl! What a gorgeous pic of you in uniform. Love these photos. thanks for sharing.
Deanne

    Bookmark   May 4, 2008 at 8:37AM
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chelone

Wow, kid, the Navy should you as a recruiting poster... a most flattering portrait. Count me as another who loves your tales of the Navy. LOL about "High Tide", someone has a sense of humor. And as one who knows how to "put up and shut up", and get the job done I'm not in the least surprised you survived bootcamp. You know how to reach way down and pull out the effort, too. A sense of humor helps as does the knowledge that it won't last forever.

Since you're good at this sort of thing, do you think you could put your Navy photograph next to the wedding shot of your grandmother?

    Bookmark   May 4, 2008 at 9:03AM
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gardeningmary

Saucy - how cool to see you in uniform - you must have been the prettiest recruit they had! I'd love to hear what one day at sea was like.

Mary

    Bookmark   May 4, 2008 at 9:14AM
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ctlavluvr

Rich wants to know where you were during Viet Nam ;-)

Wow, Saucy. I knew you had something special ...

Martie

    Bookmark   May 4, 2008 at 1:42PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Hi Saucy....We have been watching the series on the Carrier here at our house. My DH has always found air craft carriers fascinating. When the kids were small we brought them into Boston to see one of the big ones that they allowed them to board..not sure if it was the JFK? I will have to ask my DH, his memory is better than mine. [g]

Mr Roberts is one of my all time favorite movies and being a gardener, I have to laugh at the persistence of the Captain's efforts to keep something green growing on board..lol. I can't imagine being at sea for 6 months, with no green plants and no sound of birds.

How long has it been since you served? Would love to know, would you do it over again?

pm2

    Bookmark   May 5, 2008 at 6:22AM
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