From: Thomasville, GA
ORIGINAL: Gary Childress
ORIGINAL: Kwik E Mart
I don't know much about Gary, but he does have those classic chiseled good looks...
Actually, he looks a lot like a guy I knew in the Navy. Steaminest SOB I ever knew. Shaved his head and grew a beard, so we called him Fuzzy!
What does steaminest mean?
That ain't you, Fuzzy?!?!?
We used to call going on liberty "going steaming" or "goin' steamin'" since we were usually in a big hurry to get on the beach. Now, Fuzzy was a really 'steamer.' Which meant that when he went ashore, things happened.. Nothing too dangerous, mind you, but interesting, and often involved imbibing copious amounts of adult beverages (sometimes of the local variety, such as ouzo), trying to garner a lot of attention from some damsels present where we usually spent a lot of time on the beach, and extricating ourselves (sometimes physically, with great exuberance, and numerous lumps, bruises, cuts and scratches) from confrontations with boyfriends, police, shore patrol, jarheads, wing wipers, mad locals, and anyone else who copped an attitude with us. Get back on the ship at 0400, reveille at 0600, and liberty at 1630 - and he was always ready to go again. That's 'steaminest'.
"Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer