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Re: Grandson; OT
  • Subject: Re: Grandson; OT
  • From: TeichFauna@aol.com
  • Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2010 08:40:34 -0500 (EST)

Wonderful news, Jim!!!  I bet you are proud!
Auralie, in my opinion, fwiw...... the military is a far better option  
than running the streets and doing odd jobs.  The military is an excellent  
place to learn work ethic and discipline.  Perhaps just what they need to  jump 
start them into successful careers, many go to college while in the  
military, or when they discharge on the GI bill.   I  would not write them off 
yet, I would be proud that they are serving their  country, and be hopeful that 
they will benefit from what the military  offers.    
Just my thoughts on this....

As for drunken sailors.....yes, it seems that things have changed in  
regards to drinking....the office cocktail parties, the drinks at offices before  
heading home, etc. etc.  Seems everyone was a bit more liberal in past  
decades about drinking than they are now due to laws changing.    Company 
parties now have either totally disapeared, or they are non-alcoholic,  or keep a 
strict watch on this.  Even the military has done so.  
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast  
In a message dated 12/12/2010 9:15:28 PM Central Standard Time,  
Aplfgcnys@aol.com writes:

How nice  to have a grandson who is accomplishing things.  All of mine
that have  reached that age have joined the military. Bummer.  My family
has a  long tradition of education on both sides, but their mother didn't 
that  it was important, since noone in her family was educated.  She  home-
schooled them when she had no education herself, and now those three  are in
the military.  They seem to be doing well, and maybe that will  be good for
them.  My oldest son spent four years in the Navy but came  out on his way
to college, and feels it very important for his two who have  both graduated
from U. of Wash. with honors. His son also had a hitch in  the Navy but was
booted out for drunk driving.  When I worked for the  Navy in the 1950s 
driving was what sailors did.  Oh well, time  changes.

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