Smorgasbord Laughter is the Best Medicine – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Monkeys and Old Ironsides

Firstly, some funnies from Debby Gies followed by some funnies from Sally. Thanks to those who share the funnies on the internet.

D.G. Writes is where you will find an archive full of wonderful posts across several subjects including writing tips, social issues and book reviews.My thanks to Debby for excellent foraging

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Debby’s new series Spiritual Awareness..Fey – Angel Messages Part One – Signs that our Angels are Around

Now for some fun from Sally….

I have a few military funnies to pass along in the next few posts….

Old Ironsides

The USS Constitution, Old Ironsides, as a combat vessel carried 48,600 gallons of fresh water for her crew of 475 officers and men. This was sufficient to last six months of sustained operations at sea. However, let it be noted that according to her log:

“On July 22, 1798, the USS Constitution sailed from Boston with a full complement of 475 officers and men, 48,600 gallons of fresh water, 7,400 cannon shot, 11,600 pounds of black powder and 79,400 gallons of rum.”

Her mission: “To destroy and harass English shipping.”

Making Jamaica on 6 October, 1798 she took on 826 pounds of flour and 68,300 gallons of rum.

Then she headed for the Azores, arriving there 12 November, 1798. She provisioned with 550 pounds of beef, and 64,300 gallons of Portuguese wine.

On 18 November, 1798 she set sail for England. In the ensuing days, she defeated five British men-of-war, and captured and scuttled 12 English merchantmen, salvaging only the rum aboard each.

By 26 January, 1799 her powder and shot were exhausted. Nevertheless, although unarmed, she made a night raid up the Firth of Clyde in Scotland. Her landing party captured a whisky distillery and transferred 40,000 gallons of a single malt Scotch aboard by dawn. Then, she headed home.

The USS Constitution arrived in Boston on 20 February, 1799 with no cannon shot, no food, no powder, no rum, no wine, no whisky and 38,600 gallons of stagnant water.

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Thank you for joining us today and we hope you are leaving with a smile on your face.. Debby and Sally.

54 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Laughter is the Best Medicine – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Monkeys and Old Ironsides

  1. I did find Debby’s first one moving, but when I’d read the one about the three brothers I’m afraid laughter took hold and I’ve enjoyed all of these. Loved the tongue-in-cheek Iron Ironsides, too! Many thanks to both of you. xx

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  2. Oh my. Loved the memes, Debby. The Lovely Message was truly lovely and a little sad too. But I’m happy that I eat more bananas than monkeys! 🙂 And is that story of Old Ironsides true, Sally? I can believe it, but what a riot.

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