About Vern_Fawcett


Raised in Wyoming in a log cabin until I was 14. I was essentially home schooled through 8th grade as we lived literally at the end of the road and were often snowed or mudded in. I knew how to use a CB radio before I could a telephone. Learned to ride a pony bare back like an indian before I could ride a bicycle.

9th grade was spent at the University Of Wyoming Prep School, after which I completed my High School education at Kelly Walsh High School.

Entered the US Navy at 18, 1 semester after high school graduation from Kelly Walsh High School in Casper Wyo.
Highlights of my 20 year Navy career
Met and married my wife, Debbie ne. Lytle
Plank Owner (on first crew) for a cruiser, USS Thomas S. Gates CG51
Visited a number of Caribbean ports
Made the first port visit by a US warship since 1948 to Sevastopol USSR
Plank Owner (on first crew) for a destroyer USS Mitscher DDG-57
I finished my career with the rank of Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer (ETC(SW)) or E-7.

I then joined Family Dollar Stores as an IT Engineer for 15 years. I am currently between jobs.

My writings are varied, mostly reminiscences, funny or unusual stories, or pieces written to work out issues. I write prose, poetry, and songs in that order. I have done some tech writing as well. You will find that I am pretty wordy unless I really work to boil it down.

If I read your work I will comment, and if I receive a comment that I get notified on, I will always reply. At least until I get enough published that I can't keep up. I'm not a friend collector so if you make the list you are a bit special to me. Thanks for plowing through all this. Please enjoy the SS site.

Vernon Fawcett
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Local Time:
02 Aug 2021 04:10
Computers mainly for production, writing, photo editing movie edits and offline production.
Church, Baptist Sunday school teacher, ESL teacher, general helper, Choir member
Making and fixing things. Medieval swords, special tools, special bicycle parts.
Yard work
Model building, even a number of scratch built 1/700th ships
reading when motivated.
Favorite Books:
Dr. Seuss the whole series except maybe The Lorax.
The Bible NKJV version.
Janes Fighting Ships
The Hobbit
Ring World
1984 and Fahrenheit 451
Favorite Authors:
Isaac Asimov
Ray Bradbury
Larry Niven
Piers Anthony
Ernest Hemingway
Andrey Norton
Favorite Movies:
Blade Runner
Forest Gump
Favourite TV Shows:
Nat Geo and history channell documentaries
Gilligans Island
Favorite Music:
Deep Breakfast -- New Age
Blondie -- Alternative
Berlin -- Pop Rock
FFH, Casting Crowns, Big Daddy Weave, Dallas Holmes Carmon -- Contemporary Christian


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Topic: Growing Up Ranch Series
Posted: 04 Sep 2017 11:35

I finally decided to self-publish. Growing Up Ranch is available on Amazon as an ebook for Kindle or other platforms. here is a link to it directly. https://www.amazon.com/Growing-Up-Ranch-Vernon-Fawcett-ebook/dp/B0755BT9Q5/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1503939540&sr=1-1&keywords=growing+up+ranch.

Topic: Places Around the World
Posted: 20 Jun 2017 03:34

Esterbrook, Wyoming

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Topic: INSPIRATION NEED/WANTED Help me please!
Posted: 28 Feb 2017 15:40

Seriously guys, I am stuck in writers block and I need something inspiring to help me write again. I haven't written anything since October! Please, can you help me out?

It seems too simple but it all starts with one word. Then another then another. Doesn't have to even make sense at first. The easiest start is just to write down a pity party about writer's block. Maybe just a list. Just remember there are lots of us who have had the same trouble and we are pulling for you. I can assure you it isn't permanent, just feels bad while you're there.

Topic: Black and White Photos
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 15:59

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Topic: End of the Line
Posted: 26 Jan 2017 04:05

Back of the line, back of the line. speeding again so here I am at the end of the line.

Topic: Use One Word to Describe How You're Feeling
Posted: 26 Jan 2017 04:01


Topic: How long does it take?
Posted: 24 Jan 2017 09:33

I recently started a serial and have found it takes about a week to do 4-7000 words. I do it all on PC so rough draft vs. edit is sort of simultaneous. I usually proof, edit and revise as I go, then take 2 days for full grammar check (Blasted comma's) missing words, wrong word wright sound etc. This is working about 3 to 4 hours a day. It is a memoir so research is minimal.

Topic: Use One Word to Describe How You're Feeling
Posted: 22 Jan 2017 15:04


Topic: Alphabet Movies - A to Z
Posted: 21 Jan 2017 04:38

Mother's Day

Topic: Drop Letter - Add Letter
Posted: 19 Jan 2017 14:33

Draft - Tread

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John's Story

John held perfectly still as he leaned against the tree. The deer moved cautiously out of the trees onto the meadow. First, a doe with her fawn stepped out. Looking all around, walking sort of jerk, jerk, look. Finally, the rest followed, last of all came the buck. Still cautious, he stepped forward with authority, like when Dad came in for supper. Holding his breath, afraid anything...

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Growing Up Ranch Chapter 12

Growing Up Ranch Chapter 12 My School Just as I had a ranch version of other things, I also had "ranch" school. (No escaping it, IT'S THE LAW!!) I had the good fortune to attend Fawcett School, one of the Rural District Nineteen public schools. From the name alone you may perhaps suspect that this was not your ordinary public school and you are right. At six years old all children...

Added 02 Aug 2017 | Category Memoirs | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 942 | 3 Comments

Growing Up Ranch Chapter 11

Growing Up Ranch Chapter 11 Horsey Tales.   My growing up ranch was quite unusual even in its day. The reason was we were one of the few ranches that worked our cattle exclusively with horses. These “beasts of burden” became friends and companions, each with their own personality. Here are some short sketches of the regularly used mounts which amounted to about a third of our horse herd....

Added 01 Aug 2017 | Category Memoirs | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 786 | 2 Comments

Growing Up Ranch Chapter 10

The ranch was an isolated place but that didn't mean we lived in total isolation while I grew up ranch. We had many visitors from far and near who enriched our lives in many ways. Often it was a family who came bringing with them the whole family including kids. Our Fox cousins from Denver were particularly fun to entertain. They, of course, wanted to ride the horses and ponies. After an...

Added 31 Jul 2017 | Category Memoirs | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 784 | 3 Comments

Growing Up Ranch Chapter 9

Growing up Ranch Chapter 9 Working and Exploring  Work. That four letter word we all grow to know eventually. Growing up "Ranch" meant that work started early in life and was intertwined with an element or curiosity that I will call "exploring". The line between the two was often blurred. Work was also so much a part of ranch life that it was something I looked forward to rather...

Added 01 Jun 2017 | Category Memoirs | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 846 | 5 Comments

Growing Up Ranch Chapter 8

I was fortunate to have both sets of Grandparents alive while I was growing up. My Dad’s parents were “ranch” and lived just over the hill about a mile away. My Mom’s parents were “town” and lived in Douglas, the full forty mile drive away. Naturally, I was much closer to my “ranch” grandparents than my “town” grandparents. Grandma Ruth and Granddad Art were my ranch grandparents. Grandma...

Added 08 Feb 2017 | Category Memoirs | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 807 | 3 Comments

Growing Up Ranch Chapter 7 My Parents

            Growing Up Ranch Chapter 7 My Parents “Growing Up Ranch” or growing up period isn’t possible without parents. Because of the ranch, however, my relationship with these two special people was unusual. I was blessed with a full set of two and a stable home compared to many, but our special circumstances did make for big differences. Because the ranch was by western standards...

Added 26 Jan 2017 | Category Memoirs | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 823 | 3 Comments

Growing Up Ranch Chapter 6

Having a brother wasn’t unique to growing up “ranch,” but it will help you fill in the big picture if I introduce him to you. There were some big differences in how we related to each other because we grew up “Ranch” together, but far from other playmates. Paul came along when I was three years old. I was very used to being the special son/grandson. I got highly pampered and felt this was...

Added 21 Jan 2017 | Category Memoirs | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 813 | 3 Comments

Growing Up Ranch Chapter 5 My Pool

Growing Up Ranch Chapter 5    My Pool Now most parks or playgrounds didn't have free pony rides, but I could understand that. What I didn't understand, or rather resented, was paying to go swimming. All I had to do was walk down to the creek, slip out of my shoes and a wading I would go. Swim trunks on I could splash and play all day and often did. My pool was more than just a pool it was...

Added 16 Jan 2017 | Category Memoirs | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 750 | 3 Comments

Growing Up Ranch Chapter 4

Growing Up Ranch Chapter 4 My Playground   One of the more significant differences in growing up Ranch concerned play. The isolation of the ranch meant my brother Paul was the only playmate within walking distance. The next nearest neighbor with kids was at Esterbrook seven miles away. On the busy ranch, there was no priority to carting kids back and forth just to play. The nearest...

Added 09 Jan 2017 | Category Memoirs | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 960 | 1 Comment

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