scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Thank You Veterans
6 Pak Pepsi (wchapel@INNW.NET
Wed Nov 10 1999 - 11:04:33 CST
Just a quick note today, to say thanks to all of Veterans, and even to
those of you still involved with the military. As we (my 4 kids and
myself, as my husband gets the privilege of "driving the big rig down
the road" I think that is how Alabama puts it) will be in Walla Walla so
the oldest can participate with his Boy Scout Troop in the Veterans Day
Parade at 11:00.
Thank you for your part in helping our Country, even though sometimes it
didn't seem to be a job you really wanted to be involved in.
But as I sit here trying to come up with a way to explain what tomorrow
is all about during a home school time today to the 4 year old, a lot of
the old stories my grandfather had relayed to us grand kids before his
death. So I rambled on to say, I feel I really owe an extra extra big
thank you to the cooks! Yes you read it right, I said the cooks! The
reason being, somehow or another, my grandpa's stories would come back
around to the food, and how it seams, chocolate fit in everywhere. I
can honestly say I have never been a real big fan of chocolate, but I
can't imagine chocolate everything. Chocolate mashed potatoes, chocolate
gravy, chocolate you name it! You see, my grandpa was a drill sergeant
for I don't know how long. And even though we knew he loved us, he
still talked to us with a somewhat drill sergeant voice. It could scare
a kid. But I do remember some real jolly laughing coming from him when
talking about chocolate, and some of the capers he and Red Skeleton who
was in his unit, had played. If my grandma hadn't been able to verify
some of the stories, I wouldn't have believed him, at least coming from
the drill sergeant.
Anyway, I know that Veterans Day is more than cooks and Drill Sergeants,
but I wanted to say "Thank You" to any and all that have had anything to
do with this day. And that includes the moms & dads who had to send
their son's off, the wife's that had to say see you later, and the
children who had to miss out on a father at home.
Thank You one and All for your part in helping make America what it was
yesterday, today and what it will be tomorrow.