56th Anniversary -
The bay and hills earthquaking famed,
Some lines of face and steps with care.
One wonders what these pairs have known.
He guides her as she nears the stair,
Tall tales retold, embellished some.
And here and there a missing face
Some few I’ve known on my sea tours
1Robert (Bob) Hughes, recalled with VF-781 Pacemakers from NAS Los Alamitos on 17 July 1950. Shot down over North Korea in 1951. Picked up and returned to his carrier Bon Homme Richard by a destroyer. Given a Purple Heart and recuperated in Japan then to the United States. © 2006 The Brown Shoes.