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Monday 6 December 1999 - Published Weakly
Serving members of the Monday Morning Mariners Meeting
Direct Correspondence to the chair at the bkhd - outboard, or email                


Another beautiful Florida day...temperature holding in the low seventies, clear, and fair. Ed, and Carl pulled up right alongside Gene Si. in the nearly deserted parking lot of the Captain's Grill, Dick zooming in a second later in his pearl-white Caddy. Ed had chauffered Carl, and on the way Ed presented Carl with a calender, each month displaying a different picture of a WW2 Liberty ship. Henceforth, Carl, or Carlos, editor of this newsbrief, will have his dates straight. The four entered through the impressive glass doors exactly at 1130 sharp, the restaurant staff enmasse greeting them, and showing them to their exclusive section of the establishment. After much bowing, and scraping, the terrible four got seated, Terri our hostess for the day dispensing the coffee, and then rushing off for Carl's Vodka on the rocks. Dick then passed around his custom-made e-greetings in printed form. Click hereif you didn't get one, and he'll zap one off to you. A few minutes later, starting with Earl, Gary, Dennis, Bill V., and Kurt showed up. Earl dug into his manila envelope, and passed around printed copies for all to see of recent additions to the home pages, and newsbriefs. This is an exciting time for the restaurant staff who aren't online, but had their photographs taken the meeting before.
After all the show, and tell, the group got down to jabbering, and it is at that point that all intelligent recall of what was said, or discussed was lost...the cacophony being to much. The meeting adjourned at 1310, milling around outside for a few minutes more before all departing their separate ways.


Gene Si. Returns From Brooklyn

Gene returned from several weeks visiting family in Brooklyn, and while there, meandered down to Shore Parkway at the foot of 69th Street to be precise, to take some photos of the construction of the new 69th Street Pier. For those of us of the "Army" days, and early MSTS days, when "Lant" headquarters were in the Brooklyn Army Terminal, 69th Street Pier was a familiar landmark. For large photos of the work in progress, click on the contents below. Please click "Back" to return:
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The Monday Morning Mariners' Meeting

The MMMM meets at 1130 every monday in the Captains Grill at the Holiday Inn in Cocoa Beach Florida, and is open to all - mariner or not. All are welcome who have a need for telling sea-stories, good company, and good food. There are no formalities, nor membership requirements. Take nothing seriously, nor believe anything you hear. Seating is by tenure, especially the chair nearest the bulkhead facing inboard. The meeting adjourns around 1300 for no reason whatsoever.
Your newsletter, Balmy Breezers, is published by, and for members of the MMMM on a weakly basis. This publication exists to inform, and entertain those interested in keeping abreast of the latest scuttlebutt.
Articles contained herein may be reprinted by other publications provided definitive written credit is given.
The mail address is as shown in the masthead. Delivery is by Internet shortly after each meeting.
Members are urged to submit material to the editor for inclusion in this newsletter, otherwise it will fizzle out toot-sweet.

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