Where my wife was treated for lymphoma and after six months the cancer is gone. Thank God for His working in and through so many people that we met in my wife's treatment. Professional but friendly and courteous personal service from everyone; almost like a family atmosphere. Sure made the treatment that much easier for my wife...
This being post #1047 on Riff's Photography Journal I decided to do so by honoring the ship upon which I served back in the 60's... The USS Voge DE-1047
Being part of the commissioning crew, The Voge was finally commissioned in November of 1966 in the Navy Shipyards in Boston and I spent my time in the Radio Room (Shack) for the next two years.
This first photo is what she was like when underway and gives a nice long view of her.
This photo is one that I took of her dockside in the Navy Yards in Boston not long after her commissioning.
The guys below were the nucleus of the crew of the Radio Shack and they are from L to R myself, Jerry, Joe, Larry, Ray and Robert. Robert has since past away and only the five of us are left.
This photo is of the Championship Softball team of the Voge. This was taken in 1967. I am in the back row, second from the left; the tall, skinny guy with the dark hair.
Of course I could not just let it go. This is yours truly at his station in the Shack taking a little break...
I served on board the USS Voge from 1966 to 1968 and they were two of the best years of my life. The crew, from the Captain on down were wonderful with which to serve; made lifetime friends and many times I reminisce about those times and all that we did and encountered. Those days will never be forgotten.
In a few weeks there is celebration being held in honor of the 50'th Anniversary of the commissioning of the Voge. I will not be there. My wife is recovering from being treated for lymphoma and after all of the chemo and radiation treatments she is having a hard time re-gaining her strength, not to mention about re-growing new hair, of which she lost all of it from the chemo treatment, but it is starting to grow back. BTW, she is now cancer free...
So, I will be there in spirit and wishing all my old shipmates a wonderful celebration. Yeah, spending two years aboard the USS Voge DE-1047 really was a once in a lifetime experience and I am very glad to have been there and served aboard her with such a hardworking and fun crew on a magnificent ship...
The purpose of this journal is to show that you can find something of interest to photograph even if you don't leave your own yard.
There are photographic opportunities everywhere you look and they are there just waiting for you to find them. The only requirement is that you have to be looking for those opportunities or you will never see them.
Photography is for anyone who wants to capture images for any reason, and if you cannot have fun with photography then why do it.
So, come along. Enjoy the journey and have fun with your camera. Photograph your world the way that you see it and create those images that you will keep for ever. I know that I do.
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