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U.S.S. Constitution-Don’t Give Up the Ship! Happy 35th!

Happy Birthday Mark.  I found this ship you made when you were a member of Den 1.  I have saved it quite a few years and so today I dusted it off with Q-tips and took it out to the wonderful light in the garage and used my real camera instead of the phone! I think your kids would get a kick out of seeing this ship you made.  Then I put it into the China closet in the dining room for when they come to visit.  I remember the day you were born in Fort Knox, Kentucky! You have grown up into a fine man, husband and father. I am a proud mother! xxooxx

Wooden-ship-created-in-Cub-Scouts-decades-ago

Do you remember how old you were when you made this?

12 responses

  1. Kristin

    Wow! What a stroll down memory lane. Happy Birthday Mark! Another one of those Ft Knox babies

    May 26, 2011 at 6:34 am

  2. Happy Birthday Mark

    May 26, 2011 at 6:41 am

  3. Hootie

    THis is great-I love the faded colors.What a fine work of art-worthy of being shown and keeping on a shelf for all to see.Happy Birthday,Mark.Have a great day!

    May 26, 2011 at 7:17 am

  4. laura

    great find! happy birthday!

    May 26, 2011 at 7:40 am

  5. Sue Reinfeld

    I love the sails saying “Don’t give up the ship”

    May 26, 2011 at 7:50 am

  6. Mark

    I think 9 or 10!
    I love you Mom!
    Mark

    May 26, 2011 at 7:55 am

  7. This is what it’s all about—and reminding the child in himself, the well-spring of all ceativity and wit, the playful discoverer, to come out!come out! wherever you are!. A mother’s gift.Yes. Thanks for this one. Love, Lois

    May 26, 2011 at 8:28 am

  8. Joanne

    Happy Birthday Mark. Those are good words for all of us to live by: Don’t Give Up The Ship!

    May 26, 2011 at 9:18 am

  9. Vincie

    Happy Birthday, Mark!

    May 26, 2011 at 10:08 am

  10. Sally

    Mark,

    Chris and I were living 2 doors down in on-post housing at Ft. Knox when you were born. I remember, but can’t believe it’s been 35 years. Jonathan was 34 in March. Happy 35th Mark and may you have many more! Ruth, your pictures always inspire me!

    May 26, 2011 at 11:05 am

  11. erica

    Finally, Erica, May 27th! A day late, but with BESTWISHES for the first FULL day of your 35th year!!! :-) :-)

    May 27, 2011 at 8:55 am

  12. Cj

    Happy Birthday Mark. You are blessed to have such a memory keeper of a mother.

    May 29, 2011 at 10:22 am

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