The battleship USS Texas was launched May 18, 1912 and commissioned on March 12, 1914. Just after her commission she saw action in Mexican waters and the North Sea during World War One. During World War Two she escorted convoys across the Atlantic and was active in battles in North Africa and Normandy.
Valentine’s Day, bah humbug! Who invented such a painful day and how did we let it get so out of hand? I dearly love some of our local florists and merchants who sell jewelry, cards, candy, and the thousands of other pink and red, white lace, chocolate, sparkly and bowed stuff . . . but . . . LOOOVE has become a competition!