Hey SOURLAND, I wanted to tell you something....

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  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    After playing phone tag with my dad for a week, he finally called me today.

    We had a nice, longggggggggggg conversation. Dad was coherent for most of it. Towards the end his mind started to wander and he was back in WWII. Apparently there was an incident aboard a submarine he served on that involved an Arkie.

    Dad's parting words to me was a bit of advice. He warned me to never let anyone here in Arkansas know that I was the child of two yankees.

    I immediately thought of you. Keep my secret okay? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Your dad sounds like a hoot!
     
  3. your dad fought in WWII??????¿???????!!!!!!¡!!!! AWESOME! sometimes i wish i could have been born in the 1920s so i could fight in WWII
     
  4. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    You know, we are becoming quite fond of your dad around here. I'm starting to feel like I kind of know him.
     
  5. buffbeauty

    buffbeauty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:don't worry gritsar. I'm the child of a yankee mom and a sothern boy dad and i was born in Mexico. So that makes me what??..... [​IMG]

    Where in AR are you? I've alsways wondered? I'm south of LR, Sheridan
     
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  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Yes he served in what's known as the Silent Service, naval submarine duty. He spent 20 years on the subs, something not everybody is cut out to do.

    He's in the minority now, as it's estimated we lose over 1,000 WWII veterans each day in the US. [​IMG] Dad will be 89 on November 1st. [​IMG]
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Dad's a trip, that's for sure. [​IMG]
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:My DH is the child of an arkie and a coon*** and DH was born in Texas, so...... [​IMG]

    Our south fence line is the Sevier/Polk county line. Does that narrow it down a bit? [​IMG]
     
  9. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    There is a reason they are called the "Greatest Generation"

    Imp
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:So true! [​IMG]

    As soon as I get the rosary that I'm making for his birthday done I'll post pics for y'all to see. Wanted to make it for him months ago, but *stuff* got in the way. After it's finished I have to take it to the priest to have it blessed and have to hope the church roof doesn't cave in on me. [​IMG]
     

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