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Thread #30552   Message #392644
Posted By: Naemanson
07-Feb-01 - 07:13 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Dale Evans has passed away Feb-2001
Subject: RE: Dale Evans has passed away
Only slightly connected to ths thread, it has to do with "her song", Happy Trails.

When I was in the Navy I was stationed on an old destroyer, USS Compton, operating out of Boston. We spent a lot of time tied up to a destroyer tender, the USS Grand Canyon, in Newport, Rhode Island. Legend had it that the Grand Canyon was mired in a shoal of her own cast off refuse and could never again be moved.

But then, as happens with legends, she left port. We all stood on the fantail of the Compton to watch the immovable monolith get under way and as she slid past us we sang Happy Trails to her. They say she was headed for Viet Nam.