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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Hey, I Know These People!

Over at The Sub Report, I clicked on a link to a story called "Mom writes book about submarines for kids" and started reading:
When Alex Zerphy was a toddler, his father, Matthew, would give him a big hug and kiss before he left for work and tell him to mind his mother. But unlike most dads, Alex's dad didn't come home every night. Matthew, a lieutenant in the Navy, had his office aboard the USS Connecticut, a nuclear submarine that would deploy for six months or longer.
"It was difficult to explain to a toddler where his father was and why he wasn't home every night," said Jeni Kocher Zerphy...

At about this point I realized that I'd just read "USS Connecticut" and remembered, "Hey, I was on that boat...", so I went back and actually read the people's names, and sure enough, Matt Zerphy was one of my JOs when I was Eng on Connecticut. They lived just up the street from us when we first lived in base housing and everything.

I guess the children's book "Submarine" just got added to my "gotta buy" list.

3 Comments:

Blogger The Clinging Vine said...

Ha! It just got 'one-click' ordered so it'll arrive tomorrow while Uncle Charles is still in town.

His nieces and nephews'll love it, I'm sure. Thanks for the heads-up!

2/08/2007 6:11 AM

 
Blogger Sagey said...

Thanks for the heads up! I just ordered it for a Valentine's gift for my sons. My youngest has been obsessed with submarines since Daddy left on deployment! If anyone is looking for a good video, The Big Submarine is fantastic. It is about a Boomer out of KBay and it is all done from a kid's perspective. The boys love it!

2/08/2007 6:18 AM

 
Blogger Miss Ladybug said...

I think I might see about adding that to my "wish list" of books for my future classroom library. Thanks for the "heads-up". I doubt I would have stumbled across this one at my local Barnes & Noble.

2/08/2007 7:15 AM

 

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