AN OLD SALT'S DITTY
The Life and times of
At age 87 I decided share me life, the good, the bad and the ugly.
The following is dumped out of a 87 year old ditty bag of
experiences, opinions, and general mental garbage.
The pile of junk that fell out of
this old sailor's ditty bag was so screwed up that I put it into
piles. Please feel free to dig through these to unearth whatever
treasures (if any) that are buried within .. I hereby disclaim any
responsibility for what follows ...
- The Early Years YOUTH ..
Life and times in the 1930's and 1940's in San Francisco
- Coming of Age MANHOOD
.. The Korean War and growing up too fast.
- The 'Golden' Years MIDLIFE
.. Working in the rocket and space programs.
- The 'Change of Life' CRISIS
.. Leaving the 'good life' for the challenge of the sea.
- Sea Stories ODJ..Yarns about blue water sailing across Pacific in a 30
- Hanging it up RETIRED
.. Back to work, retirement and life in Baja Mexico.
- Bird Carving CARVING
.. A bare-assed commercial pitch for carving commissions.
- Moral Lecture PASSION
.. Essay on man's inhumanity to man. The 'true believer'.
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