Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Oh we have much to be Thankful for here in the Swamp.

Our Oldest Son is doing well in Indiana, recently promoted to E-6 he is doing fine with his new wife (after many years of living together they married). He has a hard decision coming up in the New Year, his enlistment will be up and he will have 8 years of service under his belt, should he continue on with the USAF/National Guard or try the waters here in the public sector? I'll help from the sidelines; I left 9-years of active service on the table when I departed uniformed service, also as an E-6.

The Daughter is home, seems the Forest Service does not want its employee's in the field while hunting season is in full swing so she has 10 days off. She loves the work even and especially the overnights in the wilderness of West Virginia for to do the surveys that are required for the rehab of the Appalachian Trail.

They Young One is still in Afghanistan, we have not heard from him in a long time but from the Marine Mom Network we hear he is doing fine. His units return to CONUS is eminent and I hope and pray the Boy's keep their wits about them and not get complacent. Short Timer fever has squashed many a happy home coming.

Funny to have two grown kids living on the ground, sleeping under the sky, though tens of thousands of miles apart, and in a small way or a strange quirk of fate, both are avoiding bullets.

We are headed to the In-Laws for the big feast. The Wife, the Daughter and the Princess Pompeian we will travel over the river and through the woods to Grandmothers house we go. Though the river is concrete and asphalt and the woods are forests of houses, the destination is still warm and cuddly and the turkey well, it's to die for.

To all a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Shopping Season!

BT: Jimmy T sends.

Here is something from Oliver North and the NRA about Marines. Just one more thing to be Thankful for!


Buck said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Jimmy.

I'll add my $0.02 for your oldest: I can't BEGIN to count the number of friends and acquaintances I have who look at me wistfully and say "If I'd have stayed in I'd be retired now. Must be nice." And it IS.

JimmyT said...

Buck, Thank You and the same to You, I hope you will enjoy yourself on this day.

You don't know how many times over the last 16 years (the years after I could have retired) that I have wished I had stayed in so that I could do what I wanted instead of what I had to do. Course things would have been much different but, that is the nature of Life.

BT: Jimmy T sends.

alison said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jimmy have a great holiday

JimmyT said...

Alison,Thanks you so much.

BT: Jimmy T sends.

Ed Murray said...

E-5 after 11yrs...all you AX-1's took my slot ;-) Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving, at least it wasn't like 79..haze gray and underway on the Ike ;-).. I think we had Loretta Lynn elderly mind might recall that ;-)

Bag Blog said...

I hope your T-day was great.