A Tribute to Lex
Ok, this is my first attempt to post on the Flight Deck, so I hope this all works out.
For those of us who have been reading the good Captain’s blog for awhile now, we learned that he recently celebrated his retirement from active duty after a mere 26 years.Â Forgoing the usual dog-and-pony show, he elected to commemorate his parting by getting together with a few shipmates at a local pub, where they do indeed serve up a fine pint of Guinness.
I was fortunate enough to live close by, and was able to attend some of the festivities – though I’m sure my late arrival caused me to miss a good many of the inevitable sea stories.Â BTW – I did finally learn how he came by the “Lex” moniker – it would make a good story for him to share… hint, hint.
Well, ever since I’d first heard the rumors about his retirement, I decided to do some small part to honor his time spent in the service of our country.Â Having some (small) talent in drawing, I’d discovered years ago that people appreciate a nicely done caricature.Â I thought this would be a much more appropriate gesture than another plaque or ginormous shadow box.Â Knowing that Lex would be far too modest to post this on his main page, I thought I would take the opportunity to share it with the rest of you who weren’t able to make it, so that you could also add your comments/farewell thoughts on the occasion of Lex’s retirement.