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Re: now grandkids

Rene'-maybe a military college (such as the Citadel?) where it is VERY
structured, would be something to talk him into and then he can join the
Marines as a 2nd Lieutenant instead of a "recruit"  just a thought. He'll
have to go to San Diego for Boot Camp since you live in Oklahoma. If he was
coming to Parris Island I could keep tabs on him for you....

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, March 19, 2004 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] now grandkids

> Thanks for those words of encouragement Auralie.  I appreciate it.  He
> wanted to join the Navy, now he wants Marines...which is front line stuff
> and makes me want to cry just thinking about it.  But it is what he WANTS
> do...and I can say no for now (He's not 18 yet) but in October when he
> 18, he'll do it anyway.  So I just say my prayers for protection during
> difficult time in the world.  *sigh*  And the structured life is what he
> NEEDS.  He went to military school because he was not doing well in high
> school.  I was exasperated with him and his grades and his whole attitude.
> He came back from military school calling me "Sgt. Mom" and "yes sir"
>   He has been a total joy to be around!!!  So, I know this will be a good
> choice for him career wise and life-wise.  He will be going to college
> in the military and training for a career.  I think he'll be fine.  Now if
> can just convince my HUSBAND!
> Jesse Rene' Bell
> Claremore, OK
> Zone 6
> >From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> >Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] now grandkids
> >Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 22:19:49 EST
> >
> >In a message dated 03/18/2004 7:59:27 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> >jesserenebell@hotmail.com writes:
> >
> > > LOL, LOL....I hear ya Zem.  My son is joining the military...and I'm
> > > anti-war.  Go figure.  But ya know, if that is what he wants to do, I
> >stand
> > > behind him.  It's his life, his choice.
> > >
> > >
> >
> >We  were quite disappointed and upset when our oldest son joined the Navy
> >instead of going to college etc.  After a time, he enrolled in a
> >correspondence
> >college course and got out early to complete his education (this was the
> >70's
> >when you could do that) and did very well at SUNY Albany.  He had had a
> >very
> >difficult teen-age - the early 70s were not an easy time - but the Navy
> >straightened him out and set him on a career path.  His college degree
> >in
> >cartography, with a minor in French literature, but he immediately went
> >work at his
> >first love - airplanes.  His first job was a very minor one at a local
> >airport, but soon he was working for Grumman  on Long Island on their
> >experimental
> >planes.  To make a long story short, he is now  a manager of a department
> >of
> >safety  checks at Alaska Air at SEATAC (Seattle).
> >When his son, who was never as difficult as he had been, but was not very
> >mature, decided, after a year, that college wasn't what he wanted and
> >joined the
> >Navy, my son said "What can I say - that's just what I did."  Neither of
> >had any connections with military in our backgrounds, and I guess we
> >didn't think it was quite acceptable, but I have to say my son came out
> >his
> >military experience much better  than he went in.  If you had told me
> >he was
> >18 that he would have turned into such a responsible, solid citizen,
> >excellent parent that he is now, I would have said "No way!"  So just
> >on standing
> >behind him and letting him make his own choices.  Trying to make choices
> >for
> >our children only leads to unhappiness all around.
> >Auralie
> >
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