Monday, June 6, 2016

White Monday 20160606

Sizable ship anchored other side of the Bay, coming or going? Waiting for a Port berth, or waiting for TS Colin to clear off? Though I can’t see organization to it, TWC has Colin moving NNE at 14 mph with 50 mph winds going, I reckon, into Apalachee Bay and across into the Atlantic. 

Still living in Apalachicola, we’d be expecting fresh water to close the bay to oystering for several days. 

PB shot this morning from the corner of E.BeachDrive and CherryStreet:

D-Day the Sixth of June, 1944: Normandy Invasion, a turning point of WW2 and for the Third Reich, costly in terms of life, material, and human sacrifice of 18 & 19 year olds and many more on both sides. From the German side, reports of day dawning upon the largest, widest gathering of warships ever seen in history, stretching as far as the eye could see.  Quoting one young American private, “As our boat touched sand and the ramp went down, I became a visitor to Hell.” Die Deutsche Wochenschau report days later 

What do I remember of it - nothing, I was eight years old, recovering from Miss Ruth Martin's third grade, three months from nine and going into Mrs. Watson’s fourth grade class at Cove School. War in Europe ended eleven months later, with Japan three months after that, bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and we had peace for a Time.

Colin will wash through in time for perfect weather Shell Island Sunday, June 12th.

Anu Garg’s thought for today — perfect for a blogpost and why there’s no use discussing theology or the Bible with XnRt fundamentalists, or Dresden and Hiroshima with those who weren’t here. 

Fearing no insult, asking for no crown, receive with indifference both flattery and slander, and do not argue with a fool. -Aleksandr Pushkin, poet, novelist, and playwright (6 Jun 1799-1837)

Late addition breakfast: surf & turf

DThos+ still slogging through +Time+

Thank you, PB

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