ST’s Secrets Revealed

  1. Be honest
  2. Enlist in the United States Marine Corps, graduate from Boot Camp at Parris Island but never San Diego and retire at LtCol
  3. Travel within one’s means
  4. Enjoy the company of the fabulous opposite sex
  5. Save and invest
  6. Beware of the long con
  7. Have an unblinking eye towards the needs of others that you ‘touch’
  8. Become a polyglot
  9. Grow stuff
  10. Teach others to grow stuff
  11. Always remember and never forget blood is thicker than water
  12. Semper foxtrotting Fi!

48 thoughts on “ST’s Secrets Revealed

    1. It was revealed in the last few minutes of “Heartland” that Gibbs’s rules originated from his first wife, Shannon Gibbs, where she told him at their first meeting that “Everyone needs a code they can live by”. The only rule of Shannon’s personal code that is quoted is either her first or third: “Never date a lumberjack.”

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      1. As a long-time fan of the show, I know “Shannon’s Rules” have helped Gibbs stay grounded. I give her – and little Kelly – props, for bringing us the Gibbs we know and love. 🙂

        Whoever is responsible for the ST we know and love: Blessings to you and Muchisimas!

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  1. 2. What was wrong with Camp Pendleton? I lived right up the road in San Clemente for several years and liked it back then. You know, my biggest fear is that I may have actually seen you wreaking havoc in one of the bars and/or restaurants I used to frequent. 🙂

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    1. FYI: In comparison to Camp Lejeune, Camp Pendleton is a grunt’s paradise.

      We used to go scuba diving in our free time by wading into SoCal’s Pacific Ocean from all the popular beaches to practice spear fishing for attractive bikinis.

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        1. Judy, back in the day young and groovy chix were hot for good looking and in excellent shape Marine lieutenants who appear out of nowhere then wade through the surf onto the beach just to shed their SCUBA gear before getting into lightly and/or semi-organized MMA type fights amongst themselves.

          Oh how the mighty have fallen!

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        2. Are you the mighty one who has fallen in this equation, or are the chicks the mighty ones who have fallen? 🙂 Because I don’t think you have fallen, lots of young and groovy chix are still hot for you 🙂

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        3. The reason I said Lol in my original comment was because you said “spear fishing for bikinis” I just thought that was funny 🙂 I know how cool Marines are, I never doubted that 🙂

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        4. I had one very skimpy string bikini that I brought home from Hawaii with me. My father first saw it when I wasn’t wearing it, and he just burst out laughing. He called to my mother in the next room, and he said “Have you seen what our daughter is wearing to the beach?”

          A few weeks later, neither of them was amused when I actually wore it when the three of us went to the beach. They actually brought me to a swimsuit store with the idea of getting a more modest swimsuit, but there weren’t any more modest swimsuits: all the swim suits in that store were a million times worse than my bikini. So, I wore it, and I looked great in it. Those were the days!

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        5. My father agrees with you about that. He once told me, with a sigh, “There is a difference between what I like to see women wearing and what I like to see my daughter wearing.” That is an exact quote. Those were his exact words 🙂

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  2. ST, my Uncle-Colonel always said being aboard Camp Pendleton as its commander was his favorite billet. His boys loved reaching high-school age there. If my aunt hadn’t wanted to come home to PA when he retired in ’83, he’d have settled in Oceanside…But then I might not have gotten to know him better.

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  3. When I had OOD at Camp Pendleton’s 1st LAR, chix would call the duty phone and ask for some common name such as, “Is Steve there please?”

    If I didn’t think I was going to need the phone line for a spell, I’d put the first jarhead I saw on the ‘hook’ and tell him his name is “Steve.”

    Hijinx oftentimes ensued.

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    1. Why? 🙂 I know some incredibly nosy people who are always prying into other people’s business. I do not feel inclined to answer their questions 🙂

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