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Our retiree newsletter we get from MCLB said the program this year is not going to be open to the public, whether or not they have fireworks. It is only going to be open to those who are active duty, retirees or civilians working at the base, (and family members) according to the newsletter. I also noticed yesterday when we went on base that they are really committed to security...lots of new fences and barriers and only one lane to enter the base on Fleming Road.
As the wife of a military retiree I would like to say how nice it is to see the American public giving such recognition to those who gave their lives so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today. Also, thanks for recognizing veterans and active duty personnel of the US military. It is a far cry from when my husband came back from Vietnam and was spit on in LAX because he had on his military fatigues.
You mentioned Ole Jesse.....hahaha... don't hear a lot from him since his little boy got into big trouble now, do we?
rock, sounds like you and I played by the rules and had a very good set of parents to instill all the "right stuff" in us. Yes we paid our dues and now it is time to sit back and enjoy the rewards. One problem my parents had, being in the Depression, is that they never could enjoy life. They were so afraid it would happen again in their lifetime. They had a sizable estate when they passed away and it came to the kids. No enjoyment at all was/is felt because of how hard I know they worked so they could pass it on to us. We all encouraged them to go places but Dad said that after being in the Army for so long he hung up his traveling shoes. The lesson I learned from their lives was to enjoy each day to the fullest. I do too!!!
Nawwwww..........not from me and I am over 65, love life and have a very good one. Every night when I lay my head on my pillow I am a happy camper because my husband and I have worked hard to achieve what we have....never had to ask for a handout from any agency....always been able to provide for ourselves, don't complain about the way things are, and am living a good life. It doesn't bother me to get blamed.
Yes, I find them funny and fun to read but don't tell anyone I said that, OK? It sure breaks up my dull day when two or more get on a rant. Well depends on who is ranting. Some I don't bother with. Ho Hum.
Yes, erock, you are absolutely correct and unfortunately too much money is wasted on those students getting the scholarship money because they can't walk and chew gum at the same time but can carry a football. Such a waste of money when so many talented young people could benefit from a college education. Are you sure they can tie their shoes?
Yes, I have 2 granddaughters who recently graduated from a university. One is back now working on her MBA, while working for a large corporation and the other is off to law school. They both have made me very proud. I am a "child of the 60's" so to speak, when women were encouraged to stay home and have babies. Glad I didn't listen to that, instilled it in my daughter and she passed it down to them. We always want our children to achieve the highest they are capable of achieving.
I said "I AM ENJOYING YOUR EXCHANGES".....sorry...meant that to be YOUR as in her's and your's. I find them fun to read. Let me rephrase that -- "haha good ones VSU, I am enjoying your exchanges"...or how about.."haha...good ones you two, I am enjoying your exchanges." In other words, it gives me a laugh....something I enjoy - - laughing in this awful world we live in. OK? And let me tell you what gives me even more pleasure - - imagining what the person on the other end of the post looks like. Now that adds even more pleasure to my reading. For instance, sometimes when I read a volley like the recent one between you two, I imagine how the writers must look, whether they have an angry look on their face, or a smug one. On here I have imagined one poster to look like one of the California raisens from the old TV ad of years ago...the dancing one, remember? Now THAT makes me laugh. As I said, in this miserable world we live in, it is good to have something that can make laughter...for isn't the old saying "laughter is the best medicine"?
Yes, VSU, I fully agree with you. I personally don't care if a person wears a cap indoors...or drives a pickup. I own 2 of them (but no cap, sorry).
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