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Old 11-06-2005, 03:21 AM   #31
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Barbara, what a wonderful memory. As a military brat, believe me, I can remember weird times like that. One time the Air Force sent all our belongings to Washington state, and sent us to Reno, Nevada and decided my father (a draftsman) would make a good survival training instructor .... so he was never home. Mom still pulled togehter the holidays, but it was a stretch!

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Old 11-06-2005, 09:42 AM   #32
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It looks like your dad was the survival training instructor, but your mom was a survival expert as well! I feel sorry for people who lead perfectly flawless lives (not that there really is such a thing) because they don't have the great memories! Of course, sometimes they are only great several years later!


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Old 11-06-2005, 10:08 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by hellschef
...my mother says ive got more "Christian" values then some holy rollers! i tend to disagree
Some Christian values are universal values. You can be a good person and an agnostic (or athiest, or whatever) at the same time.
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
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Old 11-06-2005, 12:59 PM   #34
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you are correct sir! just the smiles do it for me. same reason i cook for a liven,( well that and the obvious wealth and fame!, the women, mustnt forget the groupies!) lol.
the only funeral you have the right to try and stop is your own, and thats a full time job.
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Old 11-09-2005, 12:29 AM   #35
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Mom was definitely the glue that held the world together when I was a kid. But my parents were a team. When Dad taught survival training, he was gone every week from Saturday night through Thursday afternoon. He'd come home on a truck, and Mom would literally hose him off in the garage. Then he'd come to Mass after Thursday afternoon CCD classes, and fall asleep in the back of the chapel (he wasn't alone! There were several other men who couldn't get to Sunday mass so would make up for it by going to mass on Thursdays to pick up their kids from CCD, and there'd be a few of them asleep). Then he'd take us home for the cheapest meal there was in those days ... New England Boiled Dinner. He'd take Mom out dancing the next night, and get up and head back out to the desert the next day. Now, I ask you, why was my draftsman sergeant father teaching young officers how to survive in the jungle ... in the middle of the Nevada desert? Life is funny.

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