Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fort Richardson Days

Are nearly over for this year. My ears are still ringing from being too near a Napoleon 12 pounder when it fired.

I mean literally ringing, as in I can't hear anything and my head hurts.

If Napoleon were my friend I would have teased him about being a 12 pounder (based on his size- get it?). Ha! He would just laugh and laugh.

Then he would probably have had my head chopped off.




2 comments:

RPM said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of tinnitus. It will be your constant companion for life. I have mine from a Mk51 5" gun mount in 1978.

The Donald said...

As I understand it, the long-running assumption of NB as a runt may be mis-guided, due to differences in measuring systems. I think that the current view is that he was of average height for his time.

But, compared to us, of course, he was a midget. ;-)