SHIPMATES: No new shipmates came aboard in July leaving the total at 406.
FINANCIAL: WOW once again. A total of 71 shipmates have paid dues this year. The beginning balance was $1226.64 with receipts of $90.00 and no expenses leaving a balance of $1316.64. The "special fund" remains the same.
SHIPMATE VISIT: Ben "B.X." Wabich and his wife stopped by here a couple of days ago on their way to the Rio Grande Valley. Ben and I served together on the Altair in the communications area 1959-1961; and, Ben looks like he did 46
years ago! Ben retired from the Navy after 30 years of Navy service. Ben and Barbara reside in Algonac, Michigan and own a locksmith business. We had a great visit swapping old sea stories that the other had not heard.
TEXAS DROUGHT: Still no rain and our drought area is still classified as "severe."
All for now. Please contact me with any questions or comments. Again, please do NOT use this email address but use firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Wishes to All........Charles