Whirlibird and Selco:
The only time my crew or I did fully unwind was when we were off the clock, so to speak, and we would challenge others like ourselves to games like softball. Of course we were usually out in the boonies away from everyone and everything. Lots of booze to limber the joints!
Whirlibird: In the late 1980’s I made friends with folks from a local law enforcement department. They had boats and I could fix them. Lots of weekend runs later a close friend was asked who I was. His reply: “Nobody but a Navy Hump!” Very good friend still.
Selco: It has taken me a long time to cut the strings on a bunch of memories. I now understand that dragging that weight around was killing me. Now when those thoughts start chewing on me I focus on one of my grandchildren’s picture.