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Samhain – Hurricane Sandy – HMS Bounty October 31, 2012

Posted by Ruth in Announcements and updates.
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Today is Samhain and we have weathered Hurricane Sandy. Those of us who were unaffected should be grateful we were spared, and help those who lost their homes.

Even if we are not in the eastern United States, the best thing we can do is donate blood – or whatever you can. Even helping the homeless in our own community will help.

On Samhain, we honor our ancerstors who have passed before us. We should also honor those who lost their lives because of Hurricane Sandy.

One ironic happenstance that touched me deeply was the sinking of the tall ship HMS Bounty. One of two historical replicas of the original Bounty, the HMS Bounty was built for the 1962 movie that starred Marlon Brando. Another replica was built for the Mel Gibson movie in the 1980’s. That one is still safe in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Bounty sank off the coast of North Carolina, another victim of Hurricane Sandy. 14 crewmembers were rescued by the Coast Guard. The captain’s body has not been recovered yet. Another crewmember, was recovered unresponsive, but sadly died shortly afterward. She was 42 year old Charlene Christian, a descendant of Fletcher Christain, who led the mutiny on the first Bounty, over a hundred years ago.

Fo many years, the tall ship Bounty has sailed the Great Lakes and the Northern Hemipshere, stopping at ports and alowing the public aboard for tours. She had stopped at Buffalo twice – once in the early 1990’s and then on July 10, 2004. My husband John and I went on board both times. She was a magnificent ship. And we honor her, her captian, and Ms. Christain.

I have pictures that John and I took when we went on board Bounty in July 2004. Unfortunately, I can’t scan them at this present time. When I can, I will post the pictures on my facebook page, and a couple of them here.

I have been extremely busy in my personal life this past month, getting the house ready for winter and other things.

For those celebrating Samhain or Halloween, have a blessed day.

 

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1. gertmcqueen – October 31, 2012

Tragic! just tragic! There are mysteries that defy our understanding!
On this Holy Day of Hallows Eve…I raise my horn/cup in memory of The Bounty, all crew past and present and their return to the sea! I also remember and offer good thoughts towards all who are suffering because of this storm. We all have gone through various storms and hard times…so give a minute to remember those that are suffering now.

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1. gertmcqueen - October 31, 2012

Tragic! just tragic! There are mysteries that defy our understanding!
On this Holy Day of Hallows Eve…I raise my horn/cup in memory of The Bounty, all crew past and present and their return to the sea! I also remember and offer good thoughts towards all who are suffering because of this storm. We all have gone through various storms and hard times…so give a minute to remember those that are suffering now.


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