Merry Christmas and happy trails!
“Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not?
Some people have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.”
– George Carlin
Enjoy your day no matter where you are today.
My wife Patti – in distant thoughts reflecting on the holidays and her short time off from work. We both know that the harbor continues to evolve and is quickly changing. In the not too distant future it will be hard to find wooden boats similar to the one in the picture above. Wooden sailboats that have seen better days, on the water instead of just waiting their final fate on land. Boats like people are made to keep moving because once they stop their days quickly become numbered.
The bronze statue depicts two merchant seamen climbing up a Jacob’s ladder after making a rescue at sea. The very much sad part to the “rest of the story” is that the sculptor, an area resident (Jasper D’Ambrosi) died the very same year his entry was accepted before starting the final clay model.
His sons – Marc and Michael completed the enlargement as a tribute to their father, at their family foundry in 1987.
A bronze plaque on the memorial states,
“The United States Merchant Marine has faithfully served our country in times of war and peace hauling cargo to every corner of the world.”
This Memorial is dedicated to those brave men and women of all races, creeds and colors who answered that call to serve.”
If only this sailboat could talk. This one could probably share enough words to fill volumes. Like G. Carlin in the quote above says, “Some people see things that are and ask,
Someone is apparently working their way at still keeping her afloat. If only in the right hands and with a little “coin”. Our Western Flyer like Lucy dog found the right family.
These tall ships continue to inspire us just like they do to the hundreds of at risk kids that board her.
Even the teak railings and boardwalk on this walk is a welcome sight this Christmas day.
More shots of the casual harbor walk we took today. Lucy dog is now at my feet snoring. Patti is happily on the cell phone chatting with family. Peace and contentment in my mind, body, and soul. This is a great day!
May the coming year bring you much peace, happiness and new adventures!