Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Anchors Away or is it Aweigh?

Here are the pictures from the museum for the USS Salamonie, the ship that my dad served on from 1958 until 1961. 

The ship was an oil tanker, and provided fuel to destroyers and aircraft carriers.  It served the USS Forrestal, USS Shangrila, and the USS Little Rock, to name a few.

The ship was named after a river in Indiana, only about 45 minutes from where we were staying.

The town is small and sweet, with only one traffic light!  The town clerk, who serves on the museum board, arranged for the museum to be opened up, just for us. 

It was a wonderful experience!

be well,
Dawn

16 comments:

chat2missie said...

I bet that was really cool for your kids to go on the same ship you dad served on!!
Missie

nightmaremom said...

very interesting.. my Dad was in the Navy too :)
hugs
d

ktkamanski said...

How awsome was that for your Dad and for you as well to be a special part of "This" memory!  My Dad was in the Navy and I can only hope someday I can share the same! Hope you've had a smilin kinda day!
Katie

deshelestraci said...

Very cool that you got to see the memorabilia from your dad's ship.
Traci

tendernoggle said...

Nice that your dad got to see that again...I knwo he enjoyed it and that his kids got to see it made it even more special.
love ya,
carlene

helmswondermom said...

I would love to visit that museum!
My Dad served on an oil tanker, too, but it was during WWII.  He served on the USS Tappahannock.
Lori

tenyearnap said...

Hey, you had a private museum opening? That is so cool! --Cin

toonguykc said...

Good to have you back!

Russ

eml625 said...

Welcome back!!! I Missed you!
Great wedding pictures, but um , where are YOU !??? You look just like your mom, and your dad is so handsome. The kids looked great, the bride and groom are gorgeous!!!!
That Museum looked really cool, I bet your dad, loved it.
Big hugs,
Ellen

beckiepainton said...

When i go to museums and see things that were actually used and worn years ago, i get the creeps, I dont know why! But i find it all so interesting.Nice photos, Beckie x
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klconard1 said...

Thanks for sharing the wedding and ship pix!  I hope you are recovering from the trip and resting up.
loving you
karyl

randlprysock said...

Wonderful pictures!  I love the sailor white uniforms... to this day I remember when nautical was really big in fashion ... I think it is one of those classic fashions that keeps going in and out.  I think it should always be in.  Hugs,
Lisa

swmpgrly said...

great pics

gazker said...

Wow great pics!
You were honoured they opened for you. Gaz xxx

ksgal3133 said...

awww great pics :)

Hugs,
Gretchen

preciousone25 said...

What a neat experience, your dad must've really loved showing you all that memorabilia.... and I bet he had alot of stories to go along with it all!!!

Joann