Wednesday, April 07, 2010


So I am three days late with this recap. I've been busy pestering everyone I know to vote for "A Little Pink in a World of Camo" for a Milbloggie.

Saturday afternoon my Dad called. He wanted me to pick up new tapers for the dining room buffet. Spring colors, pink and light blue.

Sounds easy enough, right?

I was leaving work soon enough and Jen & I were headed to Boston to meet with Grace & Frankie. We were going to discuss our parent's upcoming 50th wedding anniversary. There must be a dozen Hallmark and Yankee Candle shops between work and my parent's house.

But then Grace called and wanted us there post haste. No time for stops along the way. Still, I wasn't worried. After all, I would have time the next morning. Dinner wasn't until 1 pm.

Sounds easy enough, right?

The next morning I get up crazy early to shower and dress and drive to the Charlestown Navy Yard. I was there 10 minutes early! Yea for me!

I was in my seat in plenty of time for Colors aboard USS Constitution. It was a perfectly beautiful Sunday morning. The officers and crew did a fabulous job on everything. With a particular shout out to LCDR Savage who was Master of Ceremonies. Everyone was in their best dress blues or their Easter finery....but no one was prettier than Senior Chief Twiford's daughter, Kate. Kate celebrated her first Easter aboard USS Constitution...a Navy girl for sure!

I got to say hi to CDR Gillen, USN (ret), 59th in Command, a fellow Townie. I also got to meet LCDR Savage's wife and Kate's mother, Sarah.

I cornered the CO to review some secret machinations I am attempting for a future event.....never pass up the opportunity to engage in a power play!

I was off the ship before 9 am. Back to my candle errand right? Four hours until dinner.

Well, it's Sunday morning. It's Easter Sunday morning. Where to go?

How about 11 stores. Yes. Eleven.

Foolishly I chose the good looking inappropriate shoes, but no is surprised, right?

After hitting eleven stores....multiple Stop & Shop locations, CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Hannaford, Johnny's Foodmaster, Bed, Bath & Beyond....I was nearly crippled.

I found blue, but no pink. I got mauve. Dad was happy.

So, somebody make a note and remind me next March to have Yankee candle ship spring tapers to my parent's house.

1 comment:

Yer Marine said...

Wait, wait, wait.

You were EARLY? YOU? Send the Devil some fleece socks, folks. Hell just froze over.