Tweet Jury rigging: “Jury rigging refers to makeshift repairs or temporary contrivances, made with only the tools and materials that happen to be on hand. Originally a nautical term, on sailing ships a jury rig is a replacement mast and yards improvised in case of damage or loss of the original mast.” Humans have always [...]
Tag Archive 'United States Navy'
Tweet The United States Navy turned 236 years old today. Those of us who love the Navy (and you can help show that love with a Navy League membership), will certainly join me in wishing the United States Navy a very Happy Birthday!
Tweet Sentiment: “refined or tender emotion; manifestation of the higher or more refined feelings.” Ours is a cynical age. The traditional values that defined us as Americans (weirdly old-fashioned ideas such as the belief that we are a wholesome, good and honorable culture) seem to have been jettisoned. Even though I believe the majority of [...]
Tweet You know it’s been a good evening when Mom, Dad, and the kids all leave a party ebullient. The party in question was a fund-raising reception aboard the USS Hornet, which is a floating museum. The guests of honor were members of the Blue Angels team. My husband was a bit dubious about the [...]