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    Greg was looking for pictures on Veterans Day, I had not viewed his request until today. This was taken on either Northern or Southern SAR off the Vietnam coat in 1968.

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      GregP_WN

      Thanks for posting Dick. What are you looking through there?

      7 days ago
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      Dick_K

      Greg, I was a Petty Officer 3rd class on a US Navy destroyer. My rate was Quartermaster and my primary duty at sea was ship's navigation. In this photo, I am looking through a pelorus (basically a telescope mounted on top of a gyrocompass) used for obtaining a bearing to a fixed point on land to transfer to a nautical chart to compute ship's position. No GPS back then.

      7 days ago
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      Dick, that is impressive, I know there are ways of finding out where you are when on water, but I'm afraid I would be lost all the time.

      7 days ago
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    Last year I made my daughter a double decker cat bed; this year it's a scratching post. The base is a combination of maple and wenge and wenge is also used for the top. The tower is 6 inches wide and 24 high. Two sides of the tower are cedar and two sides are carpet tiles. I hope the cats go for it and give the woodwork a break.

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      GregP_WN

      Good work Dick, Wenge is some high class wood for those cats to shred. But it's better than using the furniture!

      5 months ago
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      Lorie

      Purrfection. Best looking post I've ever seen.
      Lorie

      5 months ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      Beautiful!

      5 months ago
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    Dick_K asked a questionSkin Cancer - Melanoma

    Anniversary

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      barryboomer

      That is Great.....live to be 100....

      9 months ago
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      SandiA

      That is great news. I had to stop treatment in July for melanoma due to side effects. So far my scans have been good, but of course I wonder when or if it will return. So this me so much hope. Thank you!

      9 months ago
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      Congratulations! : )

      9 months ago
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