At a 1982 USS La Vallette reunion, George and his shipmates attended A Sailor’s Diary exhibit at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston National Historic Park. Looking at the drawings from forty years prior brought back many colorful memories.
George shared narratives about trading his Navy issued cotton underwear for local carvings and shell necklaces. One lively shipmate claimed the native women cut accommodating holes in the front of the sailors’ tee shirts. Found no evidence of this in George’s sketches, although it may be true.