Monthly Archives: February 2013

Introduction to “Military Brats” – 12

“I thought I was singular in all this, one of a kind.  From Mary’s book, I discover that I speak in the multi-tongued, deep-throated voice of my tribe.   By writing this book, she handed me a visa to an invisible … Continue reading

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Honey & Cinnamon

(I pulled this off “the Net” this morning.  You can find information of ‘Snopes;’ and I like what I see here:  They are essentially the same…) Drug companies won’t like this one getting around.  Facts on Honey and Cinnamon: … Continue reading

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No-Notice Hospitality Checks

One of the fun things we had while I was on active duty were the “No-Notice Hospitality Checks.”  These took several forms.  Essentially a group of us would head over to someone’s house – someone who usually left the O’Club … Continue reading

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Introduction to “Military Brats” – 12

“The military life marked me as one of its own.  I’m accustomed to order, to chain of command, to a list of rules at poolside, a spit-shined guard at the gate, retreat at sunset, reveille at dawn, and everyone in … Continue reading

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Warning: Keurig Coffee Pots

A couple years ago Bill F. introduced me to the Keurig coffee pot.  I soon bought one, and love it.  However, there area couple things about this coffee pot that I have learned, and I think you should know. Often, … Continue reading

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If there were ever pictures that reflect, “YGBSM” (You Gotta Be Shittin’ Me), this would have to be one of them: I was just about to marry ‘Wife 2.0,” (Wife 2 dot oh) and Joe took me on a guided … Continue reading

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I love this “LOL” phrase!  You can say just about anything – anything outrageous, anything personal, anything provocative – add “LOL” to it, and no one seems to care!  LOL!  (See?…)

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Introduction to “Military Brats” – 11

“To this day, my father thinks I exaggerate the terror of my childhood.  I exaggerate nothing.  Mine was a forced march of blood and tears and I was always afraid in my father’s house.  But I did it because I … Continue reading

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“They Ain’t Going to Lock Me Up, Either!”

“I’m nuts and I know it.  But so long as I make ’em laugh, they ain’t going to lock me up.”  Red Skelton. There’s a reason I liked Red Skelton so much – I can ‘relate!’

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“Fifty Shades of Gray”

I was looking for an audiobook the other day, to listen to on my way to Wright-Pat AFB.  One of the books offered was, “Fifty Shades of Gray.”  At first I didn’t think anything about it, then I thought, “Really?”  … Continue reading

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