Thursday, December 8, 2011

Friday Flash 55.....





Reminiscent of a scene from "Cheers",
The doomed 50 raised a glass and in unison
shouted 'LEE'.....

HONOLULU(AP) Lee Soucy after surviving the
attack on Pearl Harbor,finally reunited with
his shipmates...70 years later!!
Tuesday, divers placed his ashes through a
port-hole of the sunken USS Utah, where 50 sailors
are forever entombed.


A date that will live in Infamy....
There were only two Battleships that couldn't be raised
and recommishioned...The USS Arizona, and The USS Utah
If you or anyone you know has written a Friday Flash 55
Please come tell The G-Man
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment...Then BOOK!!!
So from the oldest host from coast to coast
Have a Kick Ass Week-End

46 comments:

Titanium said...

*raises a toast to Lee*

That is awesome, G-Man. May he rest in peace with his comrades.

On another note, I did manage to join in today...

Mine is here.

Brian Miller said...

clink...a toast to Lee...

nice man, i bet they welcomed him home...

yo i am up and in let the 55s begin...

Titanium said...

Wait. Oldest host? Seriously? You can't be a day over *ahem* fifty-five.

*grins*

Not. Old.

Heaven said...

A nice tribute...thanks for sharing this ~

I am playing along...Happy Friday ~

http://a-sweetlust.blogspot.com/2011/12/shoeless.html

Matthew said...

An anniversary which was acknowledged even over here, you'll be interested to know.

Mine's up.

moondustwriter said...

That's amazing that is was 70 years later. Cheers to Lee and all who died on that day

Thanks G for the weekly FFF

that scent

Alice Audrey said...

Here's to Lee, a true survivor.

Mine is up

moondustwriter said...

sorry guys my hyper link is here

secret agent woman said...

Oh, that's sad.

hedgewitch said...

Fewer and fewer around who physically were there that day, yet I have a feeling it's not going to be forgotten, nor the men who are now reunited in the Utah. Great 55, Galen.

I have a much more silly and frivolous topic tonight--and don't blame me, blame the dreams:

Night at the Opera

KB said...

Here's to Lee.

My 55 is up!

Mama Zen said...

Definitely, a toast to Lee!

Teresa said...

What a great tribute! I'm sure it was an amazing homecoming. Mine is here. http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/missing-inaction/

TALON said...

I hate to think of them in their watery graves, but I totally understand Mr. Soucy's desire to be reunited with his shipmates. Awesome 55, G.

My 55: Kindred Spirits

Janna said...

Interesting!
70 years is a long time to wait for just about anything.

Thanks for yet another Friday 55.
Mine's here. :)

Margaret said...

Awe. This is very sentimental. I knew you had it in you (I mean, you've had a few scary ones lately ;)

I have one that I did early on in the week (Monday the 5th, in fact) But I need HELP from the 55ers. I lost my direct link code! I never memorized it and accidentally erased it. So if you would be someone would be so kind to email me or "comment" the code to me I'd be grateful.

Cusor down to Dec. 5th as I was ALREADY thinking of my Friday 55 (Do I get brownie points for that?)

or copy and paste the following to your url (is that what it is called? It IS amazing that I bumble my way about this computer stuff...

http://margaretbednar365.blogspot.com/2011/12/dverse-fable-twist.html

izzy said...

Someone clink and taste a frosty one for me- Nice job G.
http://izzy-conversing.blogspot.com/2011/12/flash-fiction-55-12911-new-directives.html

Yvonne Osborne said...

They did that? Nice Tribute, G-Man. Those cold ones sure look good. I'll raise a glass to Lee. I'll raise one to all 50. I'll raise one to my Dad while I'm at it, hobbled and arthritic but still with us. I'll raise a glass...

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

I read that story in the news. Very cool. I'd have done the same, given the opportunity.

Here's mine, based a pic from a couple months ago I never got around to posting: Refuge

MorningAJ said...

What a moving story. Thanks for telling it.

I'm up here

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Bottoms UP!

anthonynorth said...

A most worthy 55. You'll find mine here.

Lydia said...

Such a special 55 about the most captivating and heartwarming story of the week. I love this, G-Man!

Mine is here.


JANU said...

Cheers! to Lee.

Mine is here - http://janukulkarni.blogspot.com/2011/12/falling.html

manicddaily said...

Very nice post. I've just spent time with two kind of ill veterans, father and faher-in-law, two great guys, both,thankfully, recovering right now.

Here's mine on a sillier note:

minor accident

Have a great weekend.

izzy said...

If you google 'perspective' You may see my quip better. How things shrink on the way to a vanishing point, in painting, etc....

Daydreamertoo said...

Mine's up. Bit of a long winded rant about Europe but... Oh well: LOL

Up your Brussels Sprouts

Caty said...

this is an awesome post, G-man!

Jannie Funster said...

When I saw "Pearl Harbor" Ben Affleck version, I started writing a song with the lyric "inside the Arizona." What a time, and devastation.

Nice 55 G-Man.

xo

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

I remember Pearl Harbor AND The Alamo!

And, as promised, here is MY 55

i_love_weed said...

mmmmhm beeeer :D *drools all over*

5thsister said...

Loved this...Pear Harbor was a must stop on my visit to Hawaii way back in another lifetime. You did a great job and I, too, shall raise my glass in honor of Lee!

I'm not sure if I arose to your challenge or not, but you can find my 55 HERE

Nimue said...

Peace finally !

:)

Here's one of my love affair for you

Jannie Funster said...

Well, looks like Jannie is "fixin" to post a 55 today...

In a little while it shall be live and uncensored HERE!!

:)

xoxo

mylittlewordz said...

A wonderful tale there. There aren't many of that generation around now. We need to treasure them while we can.

Here's mine: 4D

Jamie

Helen said...

I also raise my glass in a toast! Cheers ...........

I'm up and running ...

link_words

PattiKen said...

Nice tribute, G.

I'm in this week with a bit of horror.

lime said...

excellent remembrance of an important event. thanks for sharing this. may lee rest in peace.

myheartslovesongs said...

nice of you to call attention to these brave men, Galen.

here i am ~
http://haikulovesongs.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/fare-thee-well/

hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Other Mary said...

What a very touching tribute. RIP and welcome home. Here's a little something from me: http://writinginthebachs.blogspot.com/2011/12/autumn-migration.html

Christine said...

lovely

http://aninklingofsorts.blogspot.com/2011/12/is-it-me.html

Other Mary said...

Here's another :o)
http://writinginthebachs.blogspot.com/2011/12/every-day.html

hope said...

Nicely done!

I'll never forget...because it's also the day Hubby proposed. :)

Skipped this week, however there is a fun link there.

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