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Thursday, June 13, 2013

* * * SHRIMP BOATS ! ! ! * * *


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Greetings and Salutations to All my Kith and Kin and All the Ships in Outer Space:

This afternoon, I stepped out on the balcony of my Seventh Floor apartment here at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, Mississippi, and was rather surprised to observe a couple of shrimp boats in VERY close to shore, where the water of the Mississippi Sound is known to be much too shallow for most boats or any ships.

Because the water is so shallow, from our beach, you can wade out for at least a mile or more, almost to the islands, which are just beyond the horizon.

Usually, I see the shrimp boats far off in the distance, on the horizon, sailing in the Gulf of Mexico.

But, right now, in the wee hours, as I look from my balcony, I see a HUGE array of lights from a veritable armada of innumerable shrimp boats.

When I researched the Internet, I learned that shrimp fishing is done at night, and crews rest during the day.

Of course, seeing all this brings back a happy memory from early childhood, at Grammaw's and Grampaw's house in Owensboro, Commonwealth of Kentucky, listening to a song on Mama's radio, "SHRIMP BOATS ARE COMING", recorded in 1951 by Jo Stafford.

It also reminds me of one of my favorite movies in my DVD library, "FORREST GUMP", made in 1994, and starring Tom Hanks and Gary Sinese.

I just wish all y'all could be here to see what I'm seeing, as it's really quite a sight.

By the way, I reckon because of where we're living, our mess hall feeds us a LOT of shrimp and rice.

Nifty stuff, huh?

Thank you.

John Robert Mallernee 
Armed Forces Retirement Home 
1800 Beach Drive, Unit 311 
Gulfport, Mississippi  39507


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