Originally Posted by Buzzman
How's the old adage go....you only *need* one hand........
This probably isn't the first use but it's one with fries along with the burger:
"I was given a code to live by which essentially was the same code that was given to Harvey (the spoiled rich kid) by Captain
Troop of the Gloucester schooner We're Here
. [Captains Courageous
My code or rules for life were given me by Captain
Frank Hines of the Boston schooner Marjorie Parker
: I came home in 1946 from the War to which I had gone as a very young merchant seaman. I was on wheel
watch one night, on my first trip, when the captain, a skipper
of dory schooners and an oral poet, came up on deck
from the cabin
. He checked the compass
and said, "Young fellah, mind the course, steady as she goes, steer small." Then after a pause he added, "Face storm and the shoals of adversity square on. Remember, one hand for the vessel first, always first, and then one hand for yourself." "When, as they sometimes will, danger
and death loom over the horizon and stand down upon you, don't panic. Meet them with your dorymate and shipmates; stand well braced and fend them off."
"Go joyously into the dory; whatever job of work there be, give it the finest and the best that is in you. Be good to your dorymate and your shipmates. Speak no ill of them."
"If you go aground, work yourself off. Cast off all self-pity and beat to windward again and again and again, so that in the fullness of your years, you can come about and run downwind free and easy with the tide. If life gives you more baitings than most share some of these extra rations with your dorymate and shipmates and them who have not been so lucky as you."
"Remember, life is a grand dance; pay the Old Fiddler as you enjoy it and find a good partner to dance with and to love. Do you understand, young fellah? Do you get my drift?"
R. Barry Fisher
.Alan Haig-Brown, marine photographer and writer