IN THE ARMY in Postcards 4

  • Nov. 11, 2021, 12:51 p.m.
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It’s Veterans Day today. It’s a big deal in this Navy town. There’s Fleet Week. Open ships at the Broadway Pier. Parades too. Lots of fuss even up at Fort Rosecrans with it’s acres of newly aligned grave markers.

To make it worse, both G and I are Army. I admit, I was the worst hire the military ever had. They put me and my math learning disability in the Finance Corps. There have been several really good benefits of my joining the military though. The GI Bill was one. It took me eight years to graduate college, but I did it in the end. The GI Bill stuck with me through many of those years.

They will bury me too. Not at Fort Rosecrans high above the ocean, where I would prefer to go, but in Miramar up on a hot dry mesa. Rosecrans is full. George will be with me. It’s a great money saver. Makes me laugh.

There are many like me here on the high point. We didn’t go to war, but we admire and support those that did. Some of us pushed paper around. My father did during WWII. George pushed punch cards. I pushed payroll sheets and all their copies often wrong.

  •>Himself: Laundry and computer.
  • Myself: Putting the sewing area to rights. Sewing machine away and next quilt fabric out. Writing here, reading here, eating a couple of meals.
  • Reading: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets. Lots of fun.
  • Watching: A recorded J Leno’s Garage, and a live J Leno’s Garage.
  • Photo: Ft. Rosecrans above the sea.
  • Weather: Perfection, 76 and Sunny.
  • Gratitude’s: That I found my Ft. Rosecrans Photos.

GypsyWynd November 11, 2021

Your photo reminds me of the military cemetery on Long Island where my paternal grandfather (and now grandmother, too) is buried.
As a young child, all those rows of identical marble headstones left an indelible impression. Whenever I think of a cemetery, that is the image that comes to mind.

Zipster November 11, 2021

I have my flag flying and we are closing in on 90F here. Thank you for your service, things don't run without desk work!

toddslife November 11, 2021

we will remember them we will remember them
ps in Canada we call it remembrance day

Jinn November 12, 2021

Thanks for yours and George’s service !

aunty EM November 12, 2021

Thank you and George for your service. My husband is a navy vet. He enlisted just at the end of the Korea thing. Served four years, mostly in Maryland as jet engine mechanic. Is it any wonder he can't hear?

NorthernSeeker November 14, 2021

Kudos for getting the benefit of education from the GI Bill. Mr. NS sometimes watches the Leno's Garage series.

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