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Posted 3 years ago


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This is the letter my first husband got when he tried to enlist in Marines . He joined Army instead . He is deceased so I am sure he doesn't care I posted this . But what do crossword puzzles have to do with being a Marine ? he was 17 at time and needed parents to sign . I have the papers they did sign but he never enlisted he went to Army instead . On My next post is a Army Base and I this is not him but he took photo of the makeshift band :-)
Oh and yes he was much older than me . I did not know him then I was in grade school I was 9 years old at the time .


  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    It's a good thing you didn't meet when you were nine, your Mother would have chased him of with a broom.
  2. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Funny you would say that Walksoft because years later she did chase and hit him with a broom ! He never disrepected me again . I know he knew she would do it again LOL .
  3. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    That is funny, how old where you when he came calling? My Mom was 16 when Dad came courting, he was 23.
    I have this image in my head of a tough army guy being chased down the street by an angry mother. :)
  4. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    I was 24 when we met he was 34 :-) My Mom was like me no man will ever mess with one of my daughters either . But they have a brother that can take care of that now . She chased him through kitchen and out the side door smacking him all the way :-) not hard but she was known to do that .She did same to my sisters husband once .And she was sweetest lady you ever want to know but my Dad never disrepected her and she was not going to let anyone do that to us .
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    That's an even better image I have now, how long was it before he came back & apologized? It's best to set the ground rules early in a relationship.
  6. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    2 minutes walksoft :-)
  7. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 3 years ago
    That story should put a smile on the face of everyone who reads it..........especially the older folks in the crowd.
  8. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    fhr if nothing else remember in High School to do more crossword puzzles or you can't get in Marines :-) I love it and Thanks for stopping by fhr I always enjoy your comments .
  9. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
    Thank you trunkman and MiKKo :-)

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