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Sunday, July 27, 2014

From her western shores





* Most of us never heard of the USS Indianapolis and the fate of her crew before Jaws. In one of the greatest monologues in the history of movies, Quint tells the story.

* USS Indianapolis survivor: 'That first morning, we had sharks':

Corporal Edgar Harrell was a Marine, a 20-year-old kid, who finished his watch on the USS Indianapolis at midnight July 29, 1945. It was unbearably hot, stifling down below where his berth was, so he got permission to make a pallet on deck, right under the barrels of the No. 1 forward turret.
Harrell had just dozed off.

* Speaking of Jaws, one of my favorite things to do is re-enact Chrissy's last swim. In a swimming pool. In broad daylight. Really freaks the kids out. #badmommy

* Those beautiful sailors journeyed to the South and the North Americas with ease in their ships with painted sails....

Posted by Marie at July 27, 2014 9:30 PM