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New Year’s Resolutions
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Posted: 12/30/2010 11:23:14 AM

Have you made a New Year’s resolution?  In the spirit of the holidays, the Curator’s Corner offers some inspiration from none other than Intrepid’s crew.

For the December 22, 1954 issue of the ship’s newspaper, the Roving Reporter surveyed a sampling of Intrepid crew members to find out what they resolved to do in 1955.  Here are some of the responses:

“I recently made second class and I resolve to accept the added responsibilities humbly, accomplishing them to the best of my ability.”

“I resolve to be a little more careful in the future and stay out of fights.  The last time I got into a fight I injured my hand pretty badly.  Your fine medics have done a good job, though...”

“This month I’m taking the NROTC test; if I pass I hope to come back into the Marines as a commissioned officer.  So I resolve to study hard so that I may enter the NROTC program…”

“Stop drinking and stop smoking.  That is, stop drinking goat’s milk and stop smoking cigars dipped in vinegar.”

“Since I am 19 years old and growing into manhood, I resolve to settle down, save money, and begin looking for a wife.”

You can read these and other Intrepid resolutions here:

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On behalf of the Curator’s Corner, best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year.  We’ll see you in 2011!

Jessica Williams
Curator of History