..... OR Mermaids & Sailors .... They go well together, no matter in which order I place them. These are two of my favorite subjects that I pursue in Art, Literature, Film, Music, Antiques & Collectibles and the Decorative Arts. I will be sharing things here from my collections and other items from the internet that I find appealing to me.
..... I also enjoy all things related to the "Seven Seas", which, of course is the domain of both, Mermaids and Sailors. This may include oceans, islands, ports & harbors, beaches, sea creatures, and classic sailing ships, to name a few.
..... So, relax and enjoy the sometimes wild, but always wet, world of Mermaids & Sailors !!
* "Real Sailors Have a Moustache and Smoke A Pipe" *
** "Once A Sailor, Always A Sailor" **
*** "Real Mermaids Do Not Wear Bras !!" ..... [Therefore, occasional female nudity will appear here !] ...Sailor Gil, June 2011 ***
✓ Unbind your hair. ✓ Surrender to sensuality. ✓ Adorn yourself with gifts from the sea. ✓ Dance with dolphins. ✓ Woo a wave. ✓ Serenade a sailor. ✓ Love yourself. ✓ Exhale into the sea. ✓ Delight in found treasures. ✓ Seek the healing warmth of the sun and let it kiss your hair. ✓ Dip your tail into the moonlight. ✓ Slumber in a bed of warm sand. ✓ When life makes waves, enjoy the ride. ✓ Tune your heart’s harp to the song of the sea. ✓ Welcome the sting of salty skin. ✓ Discover uncharted waters and forgotten shores.
” Sailor Fountain Pens “ …. Vintage Advertisement by Artist: Jan Lavies, Netherlands [No Date]
Info: In 1911, founder Kyugoro Sakata was introduced to an English fountain pen by his sailor friend. His enthusiasm for the writing instrument led him to establish the “Sakata-Manufactory” factory to produce fountain pens. In 1948, he introduced the first ballpoint pen to Japan. Sailor obtained the very first patent for cartridge-type fountain pens in 1954. A few years later, the current name of Sailor Pen Co, Ltd was adopted. The now-famous 1911 collection started with the 1911 Profit in 1981 and it has been the best-selling range of Sailor pens ever since.
Memorial Day — May 27, 2013 — This is what it is all about !!
Navy honor guard members escort the caisson for the four Vietnam War sailors to their final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery.
[ Charles Dharapak / The Associated Press ]
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Four sailors, who died when anti-aircraft fire brought down their helicopter in July 1967 in Ha Nam province of North Vietnam, were buried Thursday, May 2 at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
After years of examination of human remains recovered by the U.S. and Vietnamese governments, more commingled remains of the four crew members have been identified.
The remains’ condition makes them impossible to separate, Navy officials told the families. So, the four men who fought and died side by side for their country were put to rest together in the historic military cemetery.