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Memorial Day - THE FUTURE IS UNWRITTEN

May. 28th, 2016

09:01 pm - Memorial Day

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My neighbors have hung out their flags.  I have a flag too.  It rests folded in a triangle in a glass faced display case in my living room, a daily reminder.  Among my earliest memories is the sound of  bugle calls blaring through  loud speakers with Taps, the last call of the day, echoing into the darkness.  I was raised by a soldier and grew up amongst them.  I was taught that the higher pay, perks and salutes rendered to an officer came at a price and that price was that one day it might be required to be the first to climb out of a trench or over the top of a rice paddy dike or to cross a barren stretch of desert into a field of fire and say, " Follow me."                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            RIP:   LTC Robert Lamastus, LTC Calvin Emery and COL James Stone

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From:retro_rider55
Date:May 31st, 2016 08:15 pm (UTC)
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Didn't think this one was still up.
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From:sea_changer
Date:June 3rd, 2016 08:51 pm (UTC)

Facebook rant

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Yes, it is. I got so damned tired of Facebook friends posting endless pictures of kittens with monkeys or hamsters or badgers and etc and I am a cat owner too. Actually, I think the cat owns me. Another friend posts every banal thing he does. I really don't give a damn if he eats a doughnut or has a bowel movement. He can keep all that shit to himself, if you will pardon the pun. I feel like searching him down and bitch slapping him for oversharing. Having said all that, Facebook is good for looking up cousins I haven't seen in forty years or old girlfriends or the hot chicks from high school and seeing how poorly they have aged.
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