Taney Bound

300px-uscgc_taneyFurther entries on Sunday will be delayed due to my deployment on the Cutter U.S.S. Taney (USCGC Taney (WPG/WHEC-37)).
My two eldest sons and I are scheduled to sleep over on the Taney on Saturday night. Men going off to sea on a warship is nothing new, but not since the Fighting Sullivan brothers has one family decided to serve in the same ship.

The Taney is a United states Coast Guard Cutter and is the last still active warship present at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. On that day, it was berthed at Pier #6 in Honolulu Harbor and was one of the ships firing on the attacking aircraft. It was used on patrols in World War II in both the Pacific and Atlantic Theaters of Operation as well as in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

The crew this weekend will be composed of the brave boys of Cub Scout Troop 1127 and their Dads. After I return from the service, I will be posting again — absent post traumatic stress issues of sleeping in cramped crew quarters with sleepless 10 year old boys and snoring fathers.

On Saturday, the three Turley boys raced their vehicle in the Pine Wood Derby. Jack came in third with fine performances by his brothers. Jack’s good showing was impressive given the fact that his car snapped at midnight last night and we had to purchase a new kit and prepare a new car in one hour Saturday morning.

32 thoughts on “Taney Bound”

  1. I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

  2. Oh dear, we have a Glenn Beck viewer masquerading as Al Gore that obviously has too much free time on his hands.

    Everybody put on your tin foil hats on, we’re going to be overrun by Nazis because of generational change…

    Maybe its James Inhofe…

  3. Mespo

    I had to step over some slime between your last post and this one to get here (hope I don’t ruin the carpet), but thanks for the link. A very substative read. I enjoyed it.

  4. It is amazing that we can get the Von Toll family out and about over a family overnight trip! Save your nonsense for substantive threads.

  5. Ya know, Jonanthan, I hope they didn’t start the engines and I hope you road your bicycles to the pier. The Lord and I know how bad global warming is and we sure don’t need any more carbon dioxide out there do we? Now lets make sure we keep a small footprint going forward like I and my family do.

    Thank you.

    Al Gore

  6. Glad to see the kids are getting out on a real live conflict ship. Make sure you tell the kids they don’t have to listen to you. I explained how today’s kids are much smarter than their parents at a kids outing recently.

    Al Gore.

  7. Jack is the ‘swabbie’ on deck this year. How cool is that!

    I trust the Turley Armada and My Three Sons Engineering won’t require a bail out.

  8. mespo727272
    1, February 8, 2009 at 11:40 am

    You’re johnny-on-the-spot today! Did you take a look at that web site for the Edge I posted and read Sam Harris’ comments?


    Sorry, but I didn’t see either one. More info, please.

  9. Why is the press so silent about (Dem) Senator Stabenow’s husband’s arrest on a prostitution charge?

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