Another video which never got posted
About three months ago I got a phone call from my dad’s first cousin Joe from Detroit (yet another Joe Ciaramitaro). Joe follows the blog daily and tells me he knows more about what is going on in Gloucester due to GMG than he does in his own town in Michigan. This is something that I hear from Friends of the Blog all over the country. Joe tells me he feels as if he could walk down the street and know everyone in town.
Anyway, cousin Joe’s mom, my dad’s aunt had his Navy uniform hanging in her closet for almost 50 years. I’m not sure how the uniform found it’s way to Michigan, perhap[s cousin Joe will write in the comment section and explain the story better than I can.
My dad was stationed in Key West- tough gig, huh? He was aboard the USS Saufley and from what he tells me part of his tour included circling Cuba during The bay of Pigs aboard the Saufley.
Well Joe shipped a box with his Navy uniform and sailors cap directly to my house where we stashed it away so we could wrap it and have my dad open it for Christmas.
The uniform wouldn’t have even fit me but nephew BJ tried it on while everyone sat around stunned.
It was a great surprise and made this Christmas super special.
Thanks Cousin Joe.
Here is the web page where there are many more photos of the Saufley and stories about it’s tenure in The US Navy.
Here is the page on the USS Saufley Website Where My Dad’s Listed on the Roster in 1960. It says his rank was SA but I have no idea what that means.
MIDDLE STREET WALK BUTTONS AVAILABLE FOR $2 DONATION- PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT THE WALK
Thanks to Bill from North Shore Kid For Making this Legible Enough For Me To Use-
|9 am – 3 pm||Unitarian Universalist Church,10 Church Street Fair & Luncheon, Pictures with Santa ( 9am1pm), tours highlighting Glosta Dalton (17231813) a black religious freedom pioneer (11am1pm).|
|10am-3pm||City Hall, 9 Dale AvenueSchooner Adventure“Schooner Brunch” $10.00 per person. “Ships Store” will offer items for sale to support Schooner Adventure and an ongoing children’s activity making “Sailor’s Valentine Ornaments”. Committee for the Arts will sell postcards of City Hall’s WPA Murals and have a table with information on City Hall Restoration efforts. The Gingerbread House Contest Displaywinner will be announced in Kyrouz Auditorium. The Phyllis A. Marine Associationwill have an information table. Girl Scouts Troop #235 Bake/Cocoa SaleGirl Scout Cookies for sale.|
|9 am – 6 pm||Saunders House, Middle Street entrance at Sawyer Free Library, SeArts Wearable Arts Show and Fundraiser Raffle Sale to benefit Sawyer Free Library – tickets sold at Saunders House and at Library.|
|10am-2pm||Saunders House, Middle Street entrance at Sawyer Free Library, presentation of history of murals and Samuel Sawyer.|
|10 am2pm||Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Arts and Crafts for Families, decorate gifts for the holidays.|
|10 am – 3 pm||Trinity Congregational Church, 70 Middle Street Cape Ann Thrift Shop Seasonal Goods Sale.|
|10 am – 4 pm||Cape Ann Art Haven, 180B Mains Street, Free Events10 am–12 pm (or until complete) help create a Giant Ice Sculpture (ice courtesy of Cape Pond Ice), Buoy Painting for Lobster Trap Tree.|
|10 am – 4pm||Sargent House Museum, 49 Middle Street, Open House decorated for the season, Holiday Goodies, Seasonal Gifts.|
|11 am & 2pm||Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, will host tours of the Elias Davis House with period “Winter Display” decorations for the Holidays by Gloucester Civic & Garden Council.|
|11 am||Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church Street – tour highlighting Gloster Dalton (17231813) a black religious freedom pioneer.|
|11 am||Children’s Room Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Avenue, Robb Preskins Magic Show “Arctic Fantasy”. Refreshments will be served.|
|11 am||City Hall, 9 Dale Avenue, Cape Ann Big Band Performance.|
|11am – 2 pm||City Hall, 9 Dale AvenueTours of City Hall Tower on the half hour by Maggie Rosa, Chair of City Hall Restoration Committee. Ring the bell for $100 donation.|
|12pm||Trinity Congregational Church, 70 Middle StreetThe Heavenly Bell Choir performs Seasonal Music.|
|12pm – 2pm||Middle Street Trolley Rides, narrated historical tour along with the Songbirds singing seasonal music, courtesy of CATA.|
|1pm||Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Connie Richards Plum Cove Singersstudents singing Holiday Songs.|
|1pm||Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church Street, tour highlighting Glosta Dalton (17231813) a black religious freedom pioneer.|
|1 pm||St. John’s Episcopal Church, 48 Middle Street Children’s chorus concert with children’s chorus groups from St. John’s, Annisquam Village Church and St. Mary’s.|
|1pm – 4:30 pm||Brown’s MallKids Unlimited & Dawn’s School of Dance, 271 Main Streetsinging and dance performance starting at 1:30pm.Visit with Santa and photos for sale. Goodie bags and penguin tattoos|
|1:30 pm||Trinity Congregational Church, 70 Middle Street, piano and cello concert with Louis Stella and flutist.|
|1:30pm – 3:30pm||Sawyer Free Library, 2 Dale Avenue, The Dan Murphy Trio playing a variety of musical selections including holiday SingALongs.|
|2pm||City Hall, 9 Dale Avenue, St. Ann’s School Student Concert.|
|2 pm||Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, will host tour of c.1804 Captain Elias Davis House decorated for the holidays by Gloucester Civic & Garden Council. Museum with period “Winter Display”.|
|3 pm||Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church Street, O’Maley Middle School Band and Gloucester High School Chorus perform.|
|4pm||Trinity Congregational Church, 70 Middle Street, Old Fashioned Holiday SingaLong and refreshments.|
|5 pm||Cape Ann Art HavenAnnual Lobster Trap Tree Lighting at Police Station Plaza with a visit from Santa|
|All Day till 8pm||Rocky Neck Art Colony, 117 Main Street 6th Annual Winter Exhibit. Shop open from 10 am – 8pm.|
Saturday Night at 8PM-
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