All of this , of course, was before you made Colonel. Now you can understand how proud I was to be selected with you....I thought if you could make it, I was a shoo-in... I was also told by a friend who shall remain nameless, that you said the same thing about me.
Nemo, old shoe, you are one of kind. Who else would retire and start up a business of being a Private Detective ( Private Eye) in Honolulu? I know you loved to watch "Hawaii 5-0" ....but really!
The last time I saw you, we were drinking beer in the Kaneohe Yacht Club....where you, of all things...were the elected Commodore. As I remember you assembled some equally wizened retired Marines..none of which could relate to the smallest portion of anything representing the truth. I never met any men who cheated at dice so consistently ...for drinks... I don't think anyone bought a drink but me and I didn't want to embarrass you by saying you were chummimg around with a bunch of lying, stealing, reprobates who were Marines....and you were apparently the leader!! I just know that old "Black Mike Sisul" was looking down on you and smiling. (The only Marine Colonel I ever buried at Arlington who had three wives and two girls he was engaged to sitting in the front pew. I was the epitome of a Marine Corps Tactician that day to get them all seated in the order of seniority in the same pew. I moved in with "Black Mike" when Joy had to go home to have Chris. I was always wel! comed to stay there as long as I kept the bar supplied with Scotch...and stayed somewhere else on the weekend.
Well there you have my old friend. I can't thank you enough about the nice things you said, mostly about Joy. No person has a more appropriate name...and no one is more responsible for the things you said about my children.
Because I have enjoyed answering your gracious e-mail, I will share my reply with other Marines and others who are not familiar with your famous personality and deeds. I want to change this image that we are all killers. I know for a fact that neither you or I would ever step on an ant! (May pick it up and eat it...but that's besides the point.) We have always folded up our napkins and placed them onto the table. Just a couple of old pussy cats, who the only time we swore...was to protect the Constitution....except for the time when that god damn, shitty ass, numb nut, Houlihee sank that frigging PX-12 in the god damn boat basin..boy was I ever pissed.
I am 73 years old now, and don't you think it's about time I knew your first name? I insist that you should remain immortal as "PJ Saxton"..but just for the hell of it, let me guess...
Ptolemais..nice ring to that
Paderewski.... were you ever Communist?
Parmigianino..."Oh Sole Lay Me-ooo"
Poindexter...err.. sorry Marty
Piston..aha... you did know the radial engine in the LVTA-5
And last but not least
Pythagorus.. "a" squared plus "b" squared equals .."c" squared.....I'm telling you Nemo...you were never "Square"
Best Wishes Happy Thanksgiving to my Friend and Family....I would give a box of cigars to celebrate with you...
Semper Fi and God Bless