Just got a 2 hour oral history on....

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by gritsar, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    the US Navy in WWII. [​IMG]

    I called my Dad, hoping to get a quick, simple answer to a single question - what was the name of the last boat he was on. I always confuse the USS Trumpetfish with the USS Lionfish.

    I had animals climbing all over me wanting to be fed, but it was driving me crazy that I couldn't remember the name. And so I got the oral history thing. [​IMG]

    I shouldn't complain, there's not that many WWII veterans still alive today, but it was funny and frustrating at the same time. [​IMG]
     
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    [​IMG] and awwww, all at the same time. How nice to still be able to call your Dad. You are blessed. I remember quite some time back you and your Dad were at odds a little. He was making you feel badly. Is that all healed for you now [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I know I will always be the black sheep of the family and I'm mostly okay with that now [​IMG] We are making plans to try and go visit in November. I'm hoping the last of the wrinkles in our history can be ironed out then. [​IMG]
     
  4. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Quote:I know I will always be the black sheep of the family and I'm mostly okay with that now [​IMG] We are making plans to try and go visit in November. I'm hoping the last of the wrinkles in our history can be ironed out then. [​IMG]

    For your sake I hope so too [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:We must have the same dad. Mine was in the Navy then, just turned 89 years old last month.
     
  6. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My DH is going to be just like that: he's a retired submariner, from the Vietnam War era. I've lost count of the sea stories, but I'm sure to hear them again.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I do the simplest thing. When we go to visit, I just go to bed early and let him keep my DH up all night telling them to him. [​IMG]
     

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