2010-11-25 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro
Kudos to islander Ross Bohensky who has been awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievment Medal for service above rank and duty. Ross, the son of Linda Maclean, is a Navy RP3 (Religious Program Specialist), essentially a bodyguard for Navy Chaplains. Since the Navy assigns its chaplains to the Marines, Ross has been assigned to Marine detachments. In April, he volunteered for Afghanistan and served there until September. He is presently in Okinawa, Japan.

Ross joined the Navy in April 2009. He is a Jamestown Troop 1 Eagle Scout.

Thanks Ross, you guys are doing a super job.

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In lieu of Thanksgiving, we asked some islanders what they are thankful for.

“The skilled physicians in the state,” Jim Myers said.

“Beautiful and healthy grandchildren,” Johnna Jamieson said.

“Good health and family,” Katie Westall said.

“My family,” Pam Shepard said.

“My family, my happiness,” Mary Beth Garrett said.

“Breathing every day,” Jane Payne said.

“For being able to still play golf, rake leaves and shovel snow,” Denny Stoops said.

“A healthy family and the lots of good things that have come into my life,” Megan Albaugh said.

“My health,” Mary Krueger said.

“Everything I’ve got, especially the grand kids,” Harry Curfman said.

“My family and my education,” Alexa Furtado said.

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Bob Kinder, Jan Tabit, Elizabeth Mancini and Tom Bembenek have last week’s poser. Tom e-mailed: “This week’s poser is a song composed by Johnny Mercer (lyrics) and Henry Mancini (music) in 1961, for whom it won that year’s Academy Award for Best Original Song. ‘Moon River’ was originally sung by Audrey Hepburn in the movie ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s.’

“‘We’re after the same rainbow’s end,

waiting ‘round the bend, my huckleberry friend,

Moon River and me.’

“It also won the 1962 Grammy Award for Record of the Year and has been covered by many other artists ranging ‘A to Y’ (Paul Anka to Tata Young). While watching the movie ‘Fletch’ last week, I saw the most unusual rendition I can recall performed by Chevy Chase. He starts singing it as he is being given a rectal examination…memorable to say the least.”

Thanks, guys. It was also sung by one of my favorite artists, Sarah Brightman.

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Poser: There were chills up my spine,

And some thrills I can’t define.

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This from Mary Lou Brawn: “Congrats to sixth grader from Lawn Avenue School Reece Bennett. He made the schools basketball team on Wednesday. Way to go Reece! Love, Nana.”

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When John A. Murphy told us about a super yacht in Mackerel Cove a couple of months ago, he wasn’t imagining it. What he had seen is the 190-foot “Mi Sueno (My Dream)” on her way south after a visit to Casey’s Marina in Newport. The yacht, with a photo of her in Mackerel Cove, is featured in the November issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

It was built by Trinity Yachts with a new hull form giving her a transatlantic range yet only an eight-foot draft for the Bahamas. And, as John observed, the yacht has tenders stored in a “garage” aft rather than on deck. The helicopter top side that John saw sits on a touch-and-go pad for picking up and dropping off guests. The yacht’s accommodations include a master suite, a VIP suite and four guest cabins. A focal point of her interior is a 500-bottle wine cellar.

Ready to step up to a larger boat? “Mi Sueno” is on the market for $54.8 million.

Thanks John. Keep your eyes peeled and report back.

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Sing-alongs are great for the soul anytime, but especially this time of year. The Jamestown Philomenian Library invites children, ages 5 to 12, to stop by from 3 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 1, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 for a Holiday Sing-Along. The first two weeks will be practice for a spectacular performance for family and friends on Dec. 15.

The program will be under the direction of musician Ellen Berry. To register for the fun, call Ellen at 207-236-8000.

Sing on!

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Enjoy your bird, your family and be thankful!

*** Be true!

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Call in your stuff to 829-2760 or 423-0383, or e-mail us at jtnwalrus@ hotmail.com. Thank you.

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