This Memorial weekend, my pops was stoked to share a slideshow of some old pics he scanned. This dapper lad is him, the day he was discharged from the Army. He was called for active duty shortly after marrying my mom – before I was born. Bless her heart for bundling me up, and hauling her fussy newborn through LaGuardia onto a transatlantic flight; It couldn’t have been easy, but as soon as I was “big enough,” she took me overseas to meet him!
We lived there until the day of this photo, when we moved back stateside. I did a bunch of cool things as a bebe, like visit the Alps and waddle through famous German gardens and forests – none of which I remember, but the photos are cool. Can’t be sure, but I like to joke that the experience at least partially contributed to my explorer ways…
Anywho, I wanted to do something nice this Memorial Day for our heroes, and found Soldiers Angels. I just finished the first letter to my adopted soldier, complete with a questionnaire and lucky charm – a coin a Navy friend brought back from South Africa. It’s a great organization, and gives you a personal way to support our troops.
There are more than 1400 soldiers waiting for an angel. Please take 5 minutes to send a care package, or adopt your own solider today.