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:
And a picture of:http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/n20000/n24236.jpg
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?
That’s not a train. It’s a bus.
Should be a good trip
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
@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.
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.
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.
And in the first frame it does say “on the train…”
Darrin Bell and Theron Heir