Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Nostalgia # 5 - My Navy Mugs

My wife collects mugs, so I grabbed a few navy mugs for her. Before she came here in the States, she sent some of her mug collection in order to preserve it. Some of you might have seen some of it on her blog. (This is a repost again.. I know I am bad with this lol). But I love this post because it brings so much memories when I was still in the Navy.

The one on the left is the Lone Sailor and on the right it's a Navy Recruiting District Pittsburgh.

The mugs flanking our DMZ barbwire are from the USS Frank Cable (AS-40), frosted beer mug on the left and a royal blue coffee mug on the right.

The beer mugs flanking my Republic of Korea Turtle ship are the 2009 Navy Ball on the left and a Navy Recruiting District Pittsburgh on the right.

Here I have five Republic of Korea Navy tea cups, each with a different ship from the ROK navy.

It is so nice to have some personalized mugs because it brings back memories and it also tells different stories. Do you collect mugs too?

21 valuable thoughts they wrote, what's yours?:

NT said...

Hello, my first follower! Thank you for that :)
What a nice item to collect.
Snowy greetings from Finland to you all!

Jeanne said...

Hi John again. I just visited your previous post. I must say your mug collection is awesome. I know you enjoy the hunt.

Hugs, Jeanne

ruby said...

hello! nice collection, we have no more snow on the ground too but its still cold..
Surviving Deployment
A new beginning

Lorie Shewbridge said...

I, too collect mugs, but mine are Disney mugs. :-)

GalleryJuana said...

My Father was in the Navy too.
Thanks for the visit to my blog.
Cool Mug collection and I can imagine all the memories they hold.

Sylvia K said...

Great collection and they make great shadow shots for the day! Hope your weekend is going well, John!


Margaret Gosden said...

Interesting mug display and shadows. Hope you find more adding to the collection!

Ralph said...

Nice set of mugs, especially the Steelers motif. We pick up mugs wherever we vacation, even the cheesy ones always retain their sentimental value and coffee in the AM requires a mug. Nice!

Patti said...

That's a nice collection filled with memories for you.

I collect mugs, mostly seasonal ones. ;-)

Unknown said...

Great mug collection, John, and shadows too! I enjoyed reading about your beautiful family also. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my Shadow Shot! Happy new week!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

What an interesting mug collection with special memories! I have just become a follower of your wife and enjoy visiting both of you!

Kindly, ldh

Hey Harriet said...

A nice collection of mugs there. I collect tea cups :)

Have a great weekend!

jabblog said...

Great collection - and they do hold such memories, don't they?

Jazzbumpa said...

I don't collect mugs, but I have a few that I'm quite fond of.

Interesting shots. I might try that, if I can catch some sun.


The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Guess you could call them Mug Shots 'eh? Ha! No, we don't collect mugs, but we collect pleanty of other things to take up space :)

Unknown said...

Great collection of mugs!

Lady Patchy said...

what a nice mug collections.

charmie said...

I like her taste huh, great collection of mugs, love it.:)

Rossel said...

those are nice mugs. great collection. I don't collect mugs but most of my friends give me mugs as gifts so we have lots of them,lol!

Mel_Cole said...

wow, nice mug collections. So you are from the navy before? I salute! :) Followed you and added your link list today as I am upgrading my old blog to a new site domain :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful things to treasure. Nice collection john, if you missed the navy life you can just sit there and look ta those memorabilia


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