When I got home there was the COOLEST present waiting for me. My Auntie the Historian (aka Histoiauntie) sent me three books that belonged to my Grandpa.
My Grandpa was in the Navy during WWII and these were his 'instruction' books. They are essentially Naval reference guides.
What flag do you hoist? What uniform to wear? When is it okay to use the Captains gig? What to do on each watch? When can you scrub your clothes on deck? Read all about it here!!!
While these books are clearly from a distant past they are amazingly relevant! I kept reading excerpts and thinking 'Hey! I do that!'.
Historiauntie, tres cool.
Mahalo Nui Loa!!!!!