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Candorville by Darrin Bell for May 16, 2013

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    Elvanion  over 8 years ago

    A good ship and true….a cargo ship but one that was frequently in harm’s way and carried out her duties to the tune of five battle stars.

    Well worth a read:

    http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/a6/alhena.htm

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    MantaRay  over 8 years ago

    And a picture of:http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/n20000/n24236.jpg

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    rugeirn  over 8 years ago

    You know, if I’m headed to the afterlife, and it’s going to be the pleasant version of the afterlife awarded to the deserving folks like Mr. Bell, I would certainly expect somethingg a little less skanky than Amtrak. How about something more like the comfort and style of a first-class corporate jet?

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    jklwaddle  over 8 years ago

    That’s not a train. It’s a bus.

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    TheBluckwells  over 8 years ago

    Should be a good trip

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    prrdh  over 8 years ago

    Some more USS Alhena links:http://books.google.com/books/about/USS_ALHENA_AKA_9.html?id=teL4ugAACAAJhttp://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/n20000/n24236c.htmA shipmate: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=86138237http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/02/02009.htmhttp://www.shipscribe.com/usnaux/AKA/AKA09.html

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    BrianLupiani  over 8 years ago

    @Gokie5, thanks very much for your note in yesterday’s Arlo and Janis directing people to Candorville. What a great storyline to be an introduction to this wonderful stip.

    Thanks also to Darrin Bell for sharing hi grandfather with us.

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    1995Sidecar  over 8 years ago

    My guess is that we travel into the afterlife on a vehicle we know. Lamont and Mr. Bell are probably more familiar with trains than corporate jets.

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    Mary McNeil Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Beautiful!

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    CoBass  over 8 years ago

    Oh, a bus! Well, that certainly explains why in Tuesday’s strip we see it pulling up on rails.It’s not a bus, nor is it Amtrak. Notice the big “M” on the front? It’s commuter rail, like Chicago’s Metra’s, or maybe something like Washington D.C.’s Metro system, which runs underground in the city center but above ground in the suburbs.

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    CamiSu Premium Member over 8 years ago

    And in the first frame it does say “on the train…”

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