Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Old Ironsides


















Marilyn has always been a big fan of the tall ships. When a TV show of them sailing into Boston Harbor appears on TV, she sits down to watch. She loves them. Her birthday was a couple of days ago and I got her this replica of the USS Constitution. Old Ironsides.
This replica is just over 3 feet long and about 2 1/2 feet high. There is a great deal written about this ship on the internet including an official US Navy Website for her. This wikipedia site tells a good deal of her history.
I ordered it about a month ago, and last week, Marilyn's ship finally came in. It didn't come by UPS. It was 'shipped'.

15 comments:

Jamie Dawn said...

Several years ago, we toured a big ship like that in Monterey, CA. The men arrived into port all standing on deck and up at stations high in the sails. It looked so neat. They were foreign, and I can't remember the name of the ship or where they were from. I'll have to ask my hubby if he remembers.

I'm sure Marilyn likes her gift very much!!

Just Help Me said...

how beautiful!!

Rhodent said...

Cool replica! How wonderful of you to do this for her! You are a very thoughtful husband, Cliff.

Galt-In-Da-Box said...

Cliff
Thanks for tuning in to CFN, and if you haven't been offended yet, just keep checking back
*removes tongue from cheek*
I didn't think they still made those excellent models! It really is quite the gift.
Be seeing you :)

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

wow....that is really cool..

your such a good hubby..hope your bride had a wonderful birthday;)

Miki said...

Thanks for stoping by my blog tosay. Glad that you got Marilyn something that she loves for her birthday. You are a thoughtful spouse! Tell your lovely bride Happy Birthday! from the Tierney clan!

beefqueen said...

Tell Marilyn Happy Birthday, we had a wonderful time at the reunion. Wow, what a present, I love the sailing ship.

Jerry said...

Cliff,
I'm sure you're still the Captain of her heart after getting that present.

Tell Marilyn Happy Birthday from Indiana!

Paul said...

Very cool, Cliff, very cool.

Happy Birthday, Marilyn! Thirty-nine yet?

Peter said...

Well I guess your boat has come in now Cliff, Happy Birthday Marilyn.

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...
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Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Cliff
Tell Marilyn Happy Birthday from us.
Ralph

Rachel said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARILYN!!

My husband loves the aircraft carriers. We'd live on one if they'd let us.

Great gift Cliff. I figured you would probably say that her ship came in when she married you!

Felecia said...

What a great gift, and good for you for paying attention to her like you do! My husband has also expressed interest in this sort of thing; perhaps I'll file this under the "birthday gift possibility" section of my memory.

poopie said...

Happy birthday Marilyn. Did he bake a cake?