[Homestead] Yeah!! (a bragging post)
lurine at com-pair.net
Fri Feb 6 14:56:08 EST 2009
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From: "EarthNSky" <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
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Subject: [Homestead] Yeah!! (a bragging post)
> My kid just called..he will be headed out soon and will be gone for a
> while.. :( This was the first call since he left home after Christmas,
> so it was great to hear from him. He had some good news, too. He just
> received the Navy Achievement Medal (NAM). I may have mentioned that
> his crew broke the Pearl Harbor record for getting their sub in and out
> of shipyard last year....his NAM had to do with that task and his
> performance during shipyard operations.
> It's not as sexy as saving a life or anything, but it will certainly
> help him in the world outside of the USN. One more ribbon and he will
> have 4 rows of chest candy. He should get something mid summer...can't
> say what for now.. two of his ribbons you could say were even homestead
> related..he qualified expert on rifle and pistol. :)
> But speaking of leadership and saving a life, he kind of did that,
> too...well not exactly saved a life, but...he was heading out of his
> house to go to work and saw a 7 year old neighbor kid get hit by a car
> and fly 20 feet through the air..the official first responder wanted to
> move the kid out of the road, but my kid said no way, so they argued
> about it a bit until the other guy relinquished command of the
> scene...lol..and then my son stood there, directing traffic until the
> ambulance came. The little boy spent some time in the hospital, but he
> is fine now.
> I relate that because it goes to show that my son really is a mature 21
> year old and now takes control of situations. There was a time when he
> was so passive, so shy. Now, he leads.
> Bev, PNM of TJ, former homeschooled kid and Eagle Scout, future Nuclear
> "Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will
> not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius
> will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the
> world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone
> are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve
> the problems of the human race"
> ~ Calvin Coolidge
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