Posts from the ‘USMC’ Category

*Happy Veteran’s Day and Happy 238th Birthday U.S.M.C.

Semper Fi, Cpl. Bill



*An Obituary

An Obituary printed in the London Times – Interesting and sadly, rather true.

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
– Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
– Why the early bird gets the worm;
– Life isn’t always fair;
– and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I’m A Victim

Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing.

Semper Fi,  Bill

* Carve-Ins Move From Thursdays to Wednesdays

Hello Carvers ( & U.S.Marines): I’ve tentatively accepted additional responsibility at my Marine Corps League Detachment.  It actually starts now and will be on-going. Problem is that our Thursday Carve-Ins are in conflict with my Marine meetings. This E-Mail is addressed to my current and former Carvers. This week, our Carve-In is still on Thursday, September 16, 3-6p.m. Our new Wednesday schedule begins next week on Wednesday, September 22,  3-6p.m.,   I dislike changes as much as anyone else. This one works best for me. Our final carve-in this year will be on Wednesday, November 3, 2010.  That’s kind of cool because the Marine Corps’s 235th Birthday is the following Thursday on 10 November 2010 and we at
das Hamonhaus always celebrate this occasion.

Semper Fi

Happy birding and woodcarving, Bill

Bald Eagle #3

Bald Eagle #3

*A Military Tribute by the 10 Tenors: “Heres to the Heroes”


The Ten Tenors …. Beautiful  and will only
take a minute of your  time to watch.

It will remind you of why America is a Great  Nation.
God bless those that serve…Amen!


Happy birding and carving, Bill

Semper Fi

*The Graditude Salute

Happy birding and carving,(and, Semper Fi) Bill eagle-avatar
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