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Fw: Merry Christmas (holiday replacement for Did you know?????????)




Here's a salty one for all you skippers. Happy Holidays.

Chuck and Barbara Vande Wetering
PO Box 2205
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
wwp62@interisland.net
360-378-3194
http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Rapids/5493
----- Original Message -----
From: Joe & Mari Vobora <crafty@ipa.net>
To: Chuck VandeWetering <wwp62@interisland.net>
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2000 10:28 AM
Subject: Fw: Merry Christmas (holiday replacement for Did you know?????????)


>
> > St. Nick Has the Duty
> >
> > 'Twas the night before Christmas, compartments were still,
> > The sailors were sleeping, as most sailors will.
> > The ditty bags hung by the lockers with care,
> > In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
> > The men were all peacefully dreaming in bed,
> > As visions of liberty danced in each head.
> > The Chief in his skivvies, hopped into his rack,
> > Having just came from town and a quick midnight snack.
> > When out on the deck there arose such a roar,
> > I ran to the porthole to find out the score.
> > I stuck out my head and started to shout,
> > "Just what in the world is this noise all about?"
> > A moon made for boondocking showed with a glow,
> > It was downright cold out, 'bout seven below.
> > What I saw out there looked like those Mardi Gras floats,
> > 'Twas a Captain's gig drawn by four white Navy goats.
> > In the boat was a man who seemed quiet and moody,
> > I knew in an instant St. Nick had the duty.
> > As quickly as Monday his billy goats came,
> > He whistled and shouted and called them by name.
> > "Now Perry, now Farragut, Dewey and Jones,
> > What's the matter John Paul, got lead in your bones?
> > A little to Starb'rd, now hold it up short,
> > No fluffing off now, or you'll go on report!"
> > He was wearing dress "Reds" that fit like a charm,
> > His hash marks they covered the length of his arm.
> > The gifts to be issued were all in his pack,
> > The gedunk was ready to leave on each rack.
> > His eyes they were watering, his nose caked with ice,
> > He wiped it with canvass, then sneezed once or twice.
> > He opened his mouth and started to yawn,
> > It looked like the Sun coming up with the dawn.
> > The stump of a pipe, he held tight in his teeth,
> > And took a small nip from a bottle beneath.
> > He wasn't so big, but he must have been strong,
> > I figured he'd been in SEALs early and long.
> > He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old Tar,
> > Who said "Evenin' Matey, here have a cigar."
> > He filled every seabag with presents galore,
> > And left us all leave papers, right by the door.
> > With "Anchors Aweigh" he climbed back into place,
> > A broad smile was creeping all over his face.
> > One look at his watch and he started to frown,
> > "This mid watch is certainly getting me down."
> > Then out to the breakwater and into the night,
> > The gig started fading, the landscape was bright.
> > "Merry Christmas" he said, as he drove on his way,
> > Now I'll finish my rounds and sack in for the day."
> >
> > Lonny O. Coleman, HMCS(SS)
> > Leading Chief Petty Officer
> > Director for Surgical Services (Code 04) &
> > Independent Duty Corpsman(IDC)
> > Program Manager
> > Naval Hospital Bremerton
> > (360)476-4442 DSN=494-4442
> > pager=(360)478-3520
> > colemanl@pnw.med.navy.mil
> > "Acceptance does not mean agreement!"
> >
>
>


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