One of my happiest memories from my early childhood was listening to my father play his guitar and sing "The Sinking of the Reuben James." The USS Reuben James was sunk in October 1941, the first US Navy ship sunk in that war. One of the reasons I ended up joining the Navy was because of the stories my old man used to tell me of sailors who had gone before me.
This classic is a reminder of good memories as a child and of good men who went before me.
I remember your dad playing that song! I never heard the words to it though. Thanks for adding the "rest of the story" to my memory.
Glad I could help, Jennifer!
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