Seldom do I get
such a wonderful
and welcome opening line….
women really do seem to love a sailor.
Being a Navy man,
I’m always happy to hear that!
at least when I was in,
it always seemed to me
that they liked long-haired civilian hipsters better…
and a ‘take no prisoners’ attitude
toward ladies in general….
seemed to hold us back in a lot of the ports
we visited in the 70’s and 80’s,
it might have also been that
‘been at sea too long’ look we often had —
It mighta been a little too intense for some girls.
that whole ‘Ladies Love A Sailor’
thing must be true,
… cause I got plenty
of vintage postcards that say so.
I’ll take it
why/how/where/when I can get it,
… ya know?
It was very popular around the turn of the century–
When the expression originally went:
“Ship Ahoy !”
(“All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor”),
It originated as a song title,
from an early 1900’s London hit stage show–
featuring a very popular
‘male impersonator’ —
named Miss Hetty King .
She does seem like a nice girl.
But she don’t look very convincing as a man.
Those breast tie-down things must hurt like hell, too.
No real self respectin’ Sailor
would mess with one of them Officer types.
Those ceremonial swords
get pretty pointy, too.
Being a Navy man,
The truth couldn’t be further from the truth.
……… well, you know what I mean.
speaking for Sailors in general,
I can safely say that:
means that we’re willing to continue to research the subject until we do.
until we run outta gas.
And, at least for me,
it’ll be a long, long cruise before THAT happens.
I might mention, by the by,
that the United States Naval
Nurse Corps program
celebrating it’s 110th Birthday.
And everybody knows the Navy
ain’t nothing without
our Navy Nurses.
Thank you for your service —
———– and here’s to another 110!!!
Check out this Enoch Bolles designed magazine cover from 1928: