Conversation with my daddy on Saturday:
Me: "Hey, Daddy. What was the name of the boat you were on in the Navy?"
Daddy: "It's not a BOAT. Submarines are boats."
Me: "Okay. What was the name of the Battleship you were on?"
Daddy: "It wasn't a Battleship. It was a Destroyer."
Me: "What's the difference between a Battleship and a Destroyer?"
Daddy: "About 4 or 5 football fields."
So after some laughing and "oh my gosh"-ing, I finally got the name of the DESTROYER he was on.
I am so very proud of my Daddy for being in the Navy. He served on this ship 1951 to 1961. He was interested in going on to Sonar school, but by the time the opportunity was available, he was married by then and didn't re-enlist.
Here's a POSTCARD I made for him in honor of his Navy Service:
- A2 size POSTCARD:
- Card base using kraft cardstock cut @ 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
- Blue textured cardstock from Hobby Lobby darks textured pad cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
- Blue dotted mat from My Mind's Eye "Complete Boy" cut @ 3 3/4" x 5"
- ELEGANT EDGES:
- "Butterfly 2" cut @ 3 1/2" with shadow using same blue cardstock and paper from same "Complete Boy" stack
- STAND AND SALUTE:
- Anchor p. 35 cut @ 2 1/2" with shadow using same blue cardstock and white cardstock
- Anchor attached to Elegant Edges matting with silver tiny brad by Recollections from Michael's
- CARDZ TV STAMPS:
- "A Day at the Beach" set used for sentiment stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink
- USS Bordelon 1959-1961 printed from computer using Georgia font
- Blue button from Michael's
- Fuzzy blue string is American Crafts Premium Ribbon
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