We have been hanging out in French Martinique the last six weeks or so since we returned from the Argentum Conference in early May. There is a language barrier, of course, especially if you travel inland away from the marinas. So Linda introduced me to an amazing app called Google Translate. Yes, you can type in a word or phrase and get the translation but better still...You can point your SmartPhone camera at a sign, a menu, or any text and it will translate the words while you're looking at it! An example is the sign below. Yes. It is a McDonalds (which I have never set foot in while here) but what does the sign actually say?
Here in Martinque this guy is a famous artist. He was commissioned by the LE MARIN Marina to paint something on a ramshackle shed at the end of one of the docks. I saw him halfway through. He created this beautiful mural using only spray paint. The finished product is below. Pretty amazing to see him at work. (Note the scuba diver on the right...That's me!)
....I'm thinking of the Texas A&M Class of 1942
While going through my father's papers and books (after he passed away in April at 96), I found his Texas A&M yearbooks. In the yearbook of his senior year (1942), he made a note of his classmates who were killed in action in WWII. There were 2-5 on almost every page. (These were the young men who died at Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Anzio, Operation Overlord (D-Day), Battle of the Bulge, etc., etc...Here are three sample pages...
Rick and Linda Grimes bought a sailboat and left the U S of A for the Caribbean in 2015.