have read USS Fort Donelson and not USS Donelson.
Unfortunately the night before I wrote this literary effort Iíd been
out on the town rum drinking and smoking my favorite
Cuban cigars. And you know how it is the next day, youíre a bit fuzzy.
But mistakes do happen when an idea suddenly pops into your
head and you rush to get onto print quicker than you can say
Which was obviously the case also with Donald Beagle in the message
prior to mine, a man after my own heart. I donít know if rum was
his tipple but heís probably like me and knows how to enjoy himself.
And I bet you a dime to a donut heís from New Jersey!
Might I say, Donald old chap, Beagle is a name that helped change our
conception of all life on this planet. I donít need to tell you that
it was in HMS Beagle that Charles Darwin sailed on his epic voyage
to South America.