Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

“So There We Were, Two Naked Guys in the Shower and . . . . “

LOL, no, no, this is not going where you think it might go, but it got my attention, too!

AdventureMan was in the locker room with one of his exercise/aerobics buddies, cooling down from his water aerobics class when this story started, and was sharing the story with me later,  at lunch, as we exchangin details of our mornings.

“. . . And he asked ‘do you know what today is?’  and I said ‘Yes! It’s the 63th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War,” AdventureMan responded.

Guy talk. Guys discuss their combat experience in different wars. Combat is so intense, it imprints memories the way childbirth does in women, or a huge traumatic event, like the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, or 9-11, or the Kennedy assassination, or the Tsunamis that hit Japan and washed entirely over the Maldives – experiences when the earth beneath your feet shifts, and things you once took for granted are shaken forever.

Who said guys don’t connect? AdventureMan has another old friend he needs to get in touch with today, to tell him he is thinking of him; Korean War veterans are largely forgotten in the tallying of combat in our country.

Pensacola is a wonderful place to be a military veteran. There is a Veteran’s hospital, and veteran-friendly policies at the clinics, commissaries and BX/PXx. Today we had lunch at Mellow Mushroom, where every Tuesday they give 20% off to all active duty and retired servicemen and women. Home Depot and Lowe’s give 10% off on every purchase, even plumbers, electricians, contractors, banks, theaters and many stores often give military discounts. And they thank us for our service. :0

To those of you who served in the Korean conflict: Thank you for your service.

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June 25, 2013 - Posted by | Aging, Character, Circle of Life and Death, Civility, Community, Customer Service, Exercise, ExPat Life, Friends & Friendship, Kuwait, Pensacola, Political Issues | , ,

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