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The English are sore losers and the Scots are still made at them.

Any meme with our country's father is a good one.
 
The English are sore losers and the Scots are still made at them.

Any meme with our country's father is a good one.
I meant to write: "The English are sore losers and the Scots are still mad at them."

F in editing last night.
 
With all the excitement on the boards yesterday I forgot to mention the anniversary of my son's commissioning. It was a nice affair at the museum 13 years ago. We were always and are still very close. We talk as often as possible and sometimes until we are blue in the face. One of my life's highest honors was rendering him his first salute.
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With all the excitement on the boards yesterday I forgot to mention the anniversary of my son's commissioning. It was a nice affair at the museum 13 years ago. We were always and are still very close. We talk as often as possible and sometimes until we are blue in the face. One of my life's highest honors was rendering him his first salute.
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Brings tears to my eyes every time I see this.

I can feel it.

Happy Anniversary to your son. Stay safe.
 
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With all the excitement on the boards yesterday I forgot to mention the anniversary of my son's commissioning. It was a nice affair at the museum 13 years ago. We were always and are still very close. We talk as often as possible and sometimes until we are blue in the face. One of my life's highest honors was rendering him his first salute.
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A heart-gripper for sure.
 
Yesterday was Eighteen Thousand Two Hundred and Sixty Four days and more importantly, the 50th anniversary of my I-Day. Lots of posts on social media from my classmates exchanging memories and a group from one company met on the steps of Bancroft Hall to take the oath of office once again.
Before I get questions and possibly impertinent assumptions about a "short" plebe summer, I will mention that the pre-1978 schedule had I day AFTER July 4th and the rest of the schedule 2-3 weeks later for almost everything. Plebe Parents Weekend was at the end of August and classes did not start until after Labor Day. First Semester exams started in mid-January and Graduation week was the first week in June which was why it used to be called "June Week". Mine was the last class to graduate in June.
 
Yesterday was Eighteen Thousand Two Hundred and Sixty Four days and more importantly, the 50th anniversary of my I-Day. Lots of posts on social media from my classmates exchanging memories and a group from one company met on the steps of Bancroft Hall to take the oath of office once again.
Before I get questions and possibly impertinent assumptions about a "short" plebe summer, I will mention that the pre-1978 schedule had I day AFTER July 4th and the rest of the schedule 2-3 weeks later for almost everything. Plebe Parents Weekend was at the end of August and classes did not start until after Labor Day. First Semester exams started in mid-January and Graduation week was the first week in June which was why it used to be called "June Week". Mine was the last class to graduate in June.
Seconding this. DH had a similar schedule from earlier in the 20th C, but with half-day of Saturday classes, a one-day holiday at Thanksgiving, no spring break, and semester exams after winter holiday.
 
Seconding this. DH had a similar schedule from earlier in the 20th C, but with half-day of Saturday classes, a one-day holiday at Thanksgiving, no spring break, and semester exams after winter holiday.
The USNA academic schedule included 4 periods on Saturday morning when I was a mid but thankfully, I never had any Saturday classes.

My current university also has some classes on Saturday but they are very few, heck, we don't get many kids who want to take Friday classes.
Most of ours meet on Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu. When I talk about 5 and a half days of classes even to my colleagues, they mostly look on in disbelief. The idea of classes on the day after Thanksgiving is to much to even bring up.
 
The USNA academic schedule included 4 periods on Saturday morning when I was a mid but thankfully, I never had any Saturday classes.

My current university also has some classes on Saturday but they are very few, heck, we don't get many kids who want to take Friday classes.
Most of ours meet on Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu. When I talk about 5 and a half days of classes even to my colleagues, they mostly look on in disbelief. The idea of classes on the day after Thanksgiving is to much to even bring up.
Yes, I think “Saturday classes-no spring break-school day Friday after Thanksgiving” trumps any “I walked to school both uphill ways in the snow for a mile.”
 
Had a history professor who was somewhat of a party animal for 0800 Saturday morning class. He always had some topical European History related movies with all the lights out for class. Didn't know Bismark could unite Germany, the Archduke could be assassinated, or Napoleon could retreat from Moscow or lose Waterloo so many times in so many different ways. Got an A though. We once had an assignment to write a question about European history and the British Empire. A classmate wrote "where is Pretoria and why is everyone marching there?" He got an A. See Breaker Morant. "Shoot straight you bas$$rds don't make a mess of it"
 
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Had a history professor who was somewhat of a party animal for 0800 Saturday morning class. He always had some topical European History related movies with all the lights out for class. Didn't know Bismark could unite Germany, the Archduke could be assassinated, or Napoleon could retreat from Moscow or lose Waterloo so many times in so many different ways. Got an A though. We once had an assignment to write a question about European history and the British Empire. A classmate wrote "where is Pretoria and why is everyone marching there?" He got an A. See Breaker Morant. "Shoot straight you bas$$rds don't make a mess of it"
One of my all-time favorite movies!
 
I’ve got these out on the counter, nice and cold, Pecan Pie Brownies. Leftover from a Sunday night special dinner celebrating a USNA sponsor’s son’s taking over command of a jet squadron. Tillamook ice cream optional.

Before and current state pics. Tap/select them for best view. Come on over.
 

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