and toss them on the grass in front of the kid. While she looked for the last one (it was in the pocket of my 13 button blues) I did my thing and then set my sea-bag down.
The aircraft carrier U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln was finally
inching up to the pier at Pearl Harbor when the Captain
of the ship noticed a sailor on the flight deck gesturing
wildly with semaphore flags. He then noticed an attractive
young woman standing on top of a station wagon, also
waving semaphore flags.
Always concerned about security and never having seen
something like this, the Captain barked at his Bridge
Signalman, "What message are those two people sending?"
The Signalman concentrated intently and soon reported,
"Sir, he is sending FOXTROT-FOXTROT and she is sending
ECHO-FOXTROT." Not having any clue as to what these
messages could mean, the Captain dispatched an armed
Marine to escort the sailor back to the Bridge.
The sailor arrived, out of breath from running up the many
ladders to the bridge, and saluted smartly.
"Seaman Endicott reporting as ordered, sir!"
"Seaman", shouted the Captain, "Who is that woman on the
pier and why are you exchanging signals FF and EF?"
"Sir, that's my wife, Sir, and she wants to eat first!"