USS Hopewell DD-681 Reunion 2010 BIGGER and BETTER in Nashville, TN

Received this from Dale Taylor this evening, Thanksgiving 2010.  Testing his new beard at dinner...looks good!



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A Memorial Toast to Our Friends Passed On

June 16th, 2006
They crossed our paths so many times as we went through the years,
they brought us so much love and fun and even a few good beers.
Their passings tugged our heartstrings hard and brought us many tears,
they crossed our paths so many times as we went through the years.

The sands of time flowed steadily on as we all stayed old friends,
their footsteps on the beach of our lives, gave us love that never ends.
We miss them all and always will as time our grieving ends,
the sands of time flowed steadily on as we all stayed old friends.

Special people, each and every one, our friends no longer here,
our memories of their love and smiles still bring us much good cheer.
Their images in our minds remain, as young boys they appear,
special people, each and every one, our friends no longer here.

So fill your glasses and lift your hearts to toast our parted mates,
we loved them well and not to long, we'll meet where they all wait.
St. Peter admitted every one, through Heaven's Pearly Gates,
so fill your glasses and lift your hearts to toast our parted mates.

Ed Chew, June 2006