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January 25, 2008

They Still Do

If you get golden libation to fall, join me here in the corner for a toast to MH. 24 yrs. ago today he earned the title United States Marine.

Semper Fi, my dear friend.

Both of you.

Posted by Cassandra at January 25, 2008 06:05 PM

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God Bless them - both of them.

Posted by: annlee at January 25, 2008 06:16 PM

An Irishman is never drunk as long as

He can hold onto one blade of grass and not

Fall off the face of the earth.

Posted by: bthun at January 25, 2008 06:28 PM

Whew! Man, I'm glad to know I've never been drunk then.


Posted by: Sly2017 at January 25, 2008 06:29 PM

*rolling eyeballs*

Posted by: Chinese Jewish Mexican-American Lawn Chica at January 25, 2008 06:33 PM

Thank you.
And congratulations.

Posted by: Cricket at January 25, 2008 06:34 PM

God Bless them - both of them.

Yeah. Even Sly.

*cough* :p

(my Inbox is smoking)

Posted by: Chinese Jewish Mexican-American Lawn Chica at January 25, 2008 06:34 PM


Posted by: Chinese Jewish Mexican-American Lawn Chica at January 25, 2008 06:35 PM

Congratulations! And thank you so very, very much.

Posted by: FbL at January 25, 2008 06:45 PM

If you'll accept a toast made with coffee instead, as it's all there is to hand:

My respects.

Posted by: Grim at January 25, 2008 07:22 PM

24 years. Mad props and stuff.

Where were you 24 years ago?

I was a junior in high school, on a night like tonight probably playing basketball somewhere. I had the cutest litte cheerleader girlfriend. She wasn't to smart. Did I mention she was cute?

Posted by: Pile On at January 25, 2008 07:59 PM

"Where were you 24 years ago?"

Let's see : 2008 - 24 makes it ... (remove shoes, socks) ... 1976. 2nd Lt, USAF - remote in Alaska, while my husband, 1st Lt, was remote at a different site. We'd been married 6 months when we left CONUS for that tour. Autovon was a wonderful thing - and I'm sure the Russians enjoyed listening.

Posted by: annlee at January 25, 2008 11:46 PM

Yes, Grim, a toast with coffee (given that chap-chaffing Gen. Order #1) will do just fine.

Thx, guys. Mighty kind of ya.
MH and I 'preciate it.


Posted by: Sly2017 at January 25, 2008 11:54 PM


I believe it was a sword.....
*sort sort*


Posted by: Sly2017 at January 25, 2008 11:59 PM


2008 - 24 = 1984.

I was a Division Officer at FLEASWTRACENLANT in Norfolk waiting for the Raiders to stomp the Hogs...

Posted by: yak at January 26, 2008 12:36 AM

Told you I needed to remove shoes and socks to keep counting!! By '84 I'd been a civilian for 2 years (after 9 in a blue suit), while whats-is-name was still in, but looking at another remote coming up. Damn, but fun flies when you're doing time ....

Posted by: annlee at January 26, 2008 09:09 AM

Yak, I was an STG2 at FLEASWTRACENPAC Point Loma, going to "C" School Lofar anlst

Posted by: unkawill at January 26, 2008 09:41 AM

I will certainly raise a glass to the members of the Corp ... when they were guarding my little corner of Mordor I was able to sleep at night ... on the other hand when Air Force cops were providing that security .... well, I slept with a loaded weapon next to me every night!

Posted by: Frodo at January 26, 2008 09:58 AM

24 years ago?

Elementary School. :D

Posted by: FbL at January 26, 2008 10:36 AM

24yrs......wow... 10th grade, six years 'till Paris Island, and a couple of lifetimes away. Congratulations and my thanks to the man who was able to balance The Corps and a family! May the sacrifices weight lightly on your shoulders and the accomplishments ring through the years!

William sends.

Posted by: William at January 26, 2008 10:36 AM

1984? I hadn't met MH yet. That illustrious event was to come 4 years later. I was working the dock and tank farm for an oil company and managing 6 apartment buildings. That, obviously, was more than a few lifetimes ago.

Posted by: Sly2017 at January 26, 2008 01:15 PM

Wow does that take me back.

January, 1984. Getting ready to PCS to Camp Lejeune, NC from Mississippi and buying our very first house with a baby and a 4 year old. Boy were they cute little guys. I can't believe they are all grown up and I have a grandson now. I still feel like that girl most days.

And yes. That seems like several lifetimes ago.

Posted by: Cassandra at January 26, 2008 01:27 PM

Chasing USSR subs in the Med out of Sig. God, how I hated the mud; sidewalks hadn't come to NAS2 yet, so a putty knife to clean boots was THE ticket.

Posted by: 'Uigi at January 27, 2008 05:56 PM

Nice tribute. I was waiting for the Budweiser ad; I'm glad it never showed up.

Posted by: camojack at January 28, 2008 01:38 AM

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