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Ralph's Pic Of The Week
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week from past weeks click here.
know I did. Took in the Fireworks on the beach and basically reminisced
about the days when I was a kid, and our family went and saw the Fireworks
on the beach. We were lucky. We always saw the Fireworks on, or near the
beach. There's something about Fireworks illuminating out over the water,
that reminds me of my childhood.
I will say that I was slightly amused this Fourth of July when I witnessed a woman come running up to our local law enforcement and ask them, to tell the family next to her family, to stop lighting off sparklers, and other harmless firecrackers. Why was it amusing? The woman was from England.
Talk about sour grapes.
4th is for all ages. I could see the adults marveling at the pyrotechnics
as well as the children. Celebrating our Nation's Birthday is really something
spectacular. And it's celebrated by Americans all over the world.
Ever wonder how our troops celebrate the 4th that are deployed
in a combat zone? Well, I don't know about the troops today, but I can
remember our CO letting us shoot off some Illumination rounds. We were
on a hill and we let our LP's know what we were doing. We didn't exactly
have any Fireworks per 'se, but we had some stuff that we could
use to celebrate and not hurt anyone. If I remember correctly, it was
I did see that some 1200 troops in Iraq re-enlisted on the 4th. That was impressive. I say, God Bless them all.
I was dead wrong last week. I mistakenly said we were experiencing a "Flat Spell". While there has not been a significant swell as of late, there has been surf. Or rather, small summer surf. I am a victim of my own writings. Somehow, because I needed to get work done, I convinced myself (and others) that the surf machine was broke, and there had not been a decent swell in weeks. When in fact, there were waves all over New England the last couple of weeks.
consecutive surf mind you, but sporadic surf here and there.
Of course there's always TS Bertha...
I am sorry to report to you older surfers the passing of one of the great TV celebrities of all time. Larry Harmon passed away on July 3rd at the age of 83. Who the hell is Larry Harmon you ask? Well my friends, Larry was BOZO The Clown. Now, all you clown aficionados out there who think that KRUSTY the Clown on the Simpsons with that Red (Larry Fine) hair was the original Clown. Well, sorry kids. BOZO was. In fact, KRUSTY owes everything to BOZO.
world, is a less Clownish world today, without BOZO.
You know I did mention that there is a TS Bertha out in the Atlantic. I saw it on Friday, but have not seen any updates since. I guess I should check my sources before writing this stuff down. But even if it's a Tropical Depression by the time it gets up here, it bears watching.
I hope I didn't Jinx it again. Dam...sorry.
it must be SURF RELATED. That's why it's called Surf ART...got
it? I think you do. Start drawing, or finish up those paintings. Then
snap a photo of your work, or get it scanned, then email it to me and
on July 27 we'll show the rest of the world what you created.
my friends...Surfing heals all wounds....
1983 Capn' Vince Shazam at Shazamland
Same guy, different angle.
Back in May...we had offshore winds, and clean conditions.
2008 "Hey Boys and Girls, Be Sure and Tell Your Pal KRUSTY that I
was here long before his KRUSTY ass!"
The late Larry Harmon...BOZO THE CLOWN. Rest in Peace Bozo.