New Year’s Log 2016
By: Garland Davis
It is customary in the Navy for the Midwatch log on December 31/January 1 be written in rhyme. My, attempt at a retiree’s New Year’s log.
1 January 2016, 0000 to 0400 Watch
Both cars are on cold iron and parked in the drive
In the house, we are waiting for the New Year to arrive
Receiving nighttime electrical power from Hawaiian Electric
During the day from PV panels placed by Sunetric
Water from the aquifer well up the street I think
CHT hooked to Waste Water piping and carried away with the stink
Cable, Broadband, and Telephone from Time Warner’s Oceanic
Everything is in order, nothing to do but drink
My wife is Senior Officer Present Abode and my friends are here
There are Anheuser and Busch, and the Captain to bring cheer
Along with Victoria’s Crown and Jack with his number Seven
Pusser is here somewhere and Gilbey and Schweppe make it even
My neighbors have fireworks legal and not
That approaching midnight will, with a clamor, be shot
While Izumi the dog hides under the bed
With all that said the only thing left is commune with my friends
If I wake without a hangover, it will be a new trend
The bottles I probably found hard to close
Because of this freakin’ pain my nose
The 2016 New Year will be here and in May I will wait
To board that flight to Branson at the United Gate
Looking forward to seeing you there at the Westpac’rs reunion Shipmate
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A native of North Carolina, Garland Davis has lived in Hawaii since 1987. He always had a penchant for writing but did not seriously pursue it until recently. He is a graduate of Hawaii Pacific University, where he majored in Business Management. Garland is a thirty-year Navy retiree and service-connected Disabled Veteran.
3 thoughts on “New Year’s Log 2016”
Great News Years Log, Garland
Happy New Year Shipmate! See you in Branson. Mac-OUT
Happy New Year to all shipmates, and former shipmates!