Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sun Addiction

I have it.  Now that the sun is out more, I am waking up from my dreary winter blahs.  Brrr.

The boys and a friend of ours went to the Nauticus Maritime Museum in Norfolk today.  They have a pirate exhibit there until April that we just had to see. "Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship".  The boys got to see real live pirate booty and cannons and guns.   A really good exhibit.

A bonus exhibit was also there.  "Marking Time - Voyage to Vietnam" showcased graffiti art from the bottom of the soldier's bunks.  I was in total awe of it all.  Drawings and writings from men on their way.
Here's a shot of what the bunk looked like assembled.

I loved that they included this on the bottom bunk and was equally in love with Playboy for being a bit more modest back then - especially with three little boys in tow.

I only wish I had been by myself so that I could really take it all in.  I was really touched by something as simple as this one:

Giggled at this: (I know it isn't politically correct, but it was what it was)

Understood this:

Loved this:

Left me wondering if the ones who left these marks made it back.



  1. Wow.

    I wonder if there's any way to find out.
    I wonder if they did come back if they know about the fact that their artwork is on display?

    Really interesting for me.

    Awakens the same feelings I had looking at artifacts held by early man at an OMSI exhibit a few years back.

  2. What a cool idea for an exhibit!

  3. The drawings kind of remind me of Ed Hardy tattoos. What a cool thing to have seen!

  4. Love it! The drawings remind me of my Grandpa's drawings. Makes me wonder if he doodled on any ships he was on.

  5. yeah.. too bad someone hadn't done some research and found more out about those guys. My generation.

  6. Looks like a fun field trip. It would be interesting for those who drew them to see them again, but maybe they wouldn't want to relive that time in life.

  7. Vietnam stories always break my heart. Ever since I read, "john got his gun."


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