Fair winds and following seas. info
Fair winds and following seas - toast and benediction.
I'm a retiree that has split service - 5 years Army and a little over 15 years in the Navy. I retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer on June 30, 1992 with 20 yr 17 day (day for day active).
Since then I've worked at various part time jobs - most notably security.
I just turned 61 on the 22nd of November - don't feel it though - am fortunate. On some days knees and back bother - life of sin and debauchery walking the swaying deck of a rolling and pitching Navy ship.
Oh well, we all have our crosses to bear.
When I retired, I tried to put the military behind me to no avail. Every time that Bush appears in public and mouths his platitudes and excuses it makes my blood boil.
Too many good and honorable friends and shipmates have died recently because of his lies. As you can tell Bush IS NOT one of my favorite people.
I found this forum quite by accident - I was looking for the full toast and benediction of:
'Fair winds and following seas and long may your big jib draw!"
The search led to this forum - so here I am.