Today is the 91st birthday of our family patriarch … my Dad …
Lawrence John Reilly Sr.
Happy Birthday, Dad … on behalf of the entire extended family …
we all love you.
Remembering today The Lost 74 of the USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754), including my brother, BT3 Lawrence John Reilly Jr., lost at sea in the early morning hours of June 3, 1969, when the Evans was cut in half by the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne.
This great print of the USS Frank E. Evans on canvas is available from the eBay store of Great Naval Images LLC, through their websites http://www.navyboy63.com and http://www.greatnavalimages.com, or at this eBay auction (current as of today):
Three Dot … 109
Welcoming to our family, this little guy:
I just happened to be looking at the MHS website on Sunday … saw his page … and knew immediately that I wanted to meet him … and that, once I did, I would almost certainly want to bring him home.
Candy and I went to see him today … and, as expected, the little guy now has a new home … in fact, as I type this, he is snoozing on the chair next to mine in my home office.
Apparently, his previous owner … an older woman … could no longer care for him … and no one in her family was willing to take him in.
His name meeting Doug’s rule for dog names … two syllables, the second a vowel sound … and him having had it for so long … we decided not to rename him. So, welcome to our family, Shadow!