The time has come for me to stop writing posts for "The Master Chief's Lair". I began writing this blog. Why? First of all because I have progressed further down the road on my journey with Lewy Body Dementia. And that disease is not seriously impacting my judgement and my short and long memory. Truthfully, I am out of "Sea Stories" and personal experiences to write about. And, the loss of my social filters leaves me vulnerable to write thongs about people and events that I should not write. Finally, I simply do not have the mental energy to write both blogs and I want to continue to record everything I can about my LBD journey, until I am unable to write anymore.
I have had fun writing this blog and I appreciate each of you reading and commenting on my posts. We did not always disagree and I respect the views and positions of those who did diskette with me. I will admit I may have been wrong a few times. But, I hope I was always accurate to my own memory of my life.
This was my way of telling my Navy story and telling you about some of the wonderful professionals I had the honor and pleasure to serve with. Everyone I served with taught me something valuable. Everyone I worked with after I retired from Active Service did the same.
Many of my shipmates have gone on to their reward. James Smith, Vern Van Matre, Harold Wheeler, Bill Mowery, Dave Kelly, Larry Boyette, Tim Melody, John McGinn, Kevin Flynn, Kenny Colden, Hank Sahut, Silas Marshall, George Russell, Jerry Hudson, and many more that now escape recollection. Others still are there for me and keep in contact and for that I am appreciative.
Again, I will continue to write the LBD Blog (Sharing my Life with Lewy Body Dementia) as long as I can. But even that has become difficult and sensitive for me.
Take care of yourselves. Please try to keep in touch. Never give up!!
Your friend and Shipmate to the end;