Over the reunion
weekend, I was asked, several times, why the Army and did you meet your
husband in the Army? So here
goes, my favorite story about what has shaped my life today.
After graduation I
attended beautician school and graduated ten months later realizing I
had another calling. I
wanted to go back to school but my parents were moving to
I joined the Army
with a written guarantee for schooling in the billet Medical/Dental.
I looked at this move as a great adventure.
Little did I know how this move would change my life and I would
experience so many firsts. I
was always a patriotic person, loved my work, coworkers, and a time I
will never forget.
The day I left the
Army I was driving from
I was driving on
route 301 in
Three months later I
attended a local river raft race with new friends from college and
noticed the second-place winners were from the Coast Guard.
I walked over and asked a group of Coasties if there was a guy
there with the CB handle “Water Bear” and they pointed to him in the
It’s now 42 years
later and he is the love of my life.
Children were not in the cards for us, but we borrow everyone
else’s then give them back. We
have lived overseas and around this great country.
I am a retired RN who ended up in medical management for the
final years of my career. We
retired from the military to
Alex likes to tell
people we met on the “Internet of Yesteryear” and the Man upstairs
pulled our card and put us together.
Oh and the CB’s became book ends.