Choosing Service to Our Country Over Fame

A while back, I had blogged about people who had a brush with fame, then left it all to become average Joes. Today, I read a story about a guy who had all the credentials to be a pro athlete, but decided to leave that behind to serve in the military. While this is not a popular decision in today’s world, during World War II, most male celebrities decided to abandon their movie careers to join the military. Our country was at a time of peril and it just seemed like the right thing to do. People like Jimmy Stewart, … Continue reading

Well, You Just Never Know: A Few Good Men

I was on the treadmill tonight (yes, a miracle I know) when a commercial came on television. Normally, this would be the time to flip over to my alternate channel, you know, the one I visit so I don’t have to watch commercials. But, since my husband, the commercial fanatic, was in the room, I left it on. I tuned out and turned up the treadmill, so I really couldn’t hear the commercial, but I heard Randy say “I didn’t know that.” I looked up and saw the commercial was for a law firm and it said something about “When … Continue reading

Berkeley vs. the Marines

I don’t know if you noticed the story, but there seems to be a war going on in California – with city of Berkeley vs. the Marines. I will try to not write this with a slanted bias (my husband is a Marine). It appears that the community of Berkeley is against the war, and therefore, they are against having a Marine recruiting center in their town. There have been people protesting outside the Marine recruiting center on Shattuck Avenue. One of the organizers of the protest, Zanne Joy with the anti-war group Code Pink said that anything legal should … Continue reading

Things I See Living in a Military Town

I went to the New River Marine Corps Air Station. It was just a normal visit to get groceries at the Commissary. Since the North Carolina heat made it feel like it was about 1,000 degrees outside, I stopped by the Wendy’s in the shopping center next to the Commissary. I noticed two new Marines – Geiger Tigers as they are sometimes called getting out of a cab. Camp Geiger is one of the first stops for many Marines after they graduate from Marine Corps boot camp. They report to Camp Geiger to attend the School of Infantry. You could … Continue reading

My Life as a Military Wife

I apologize for the dorky title, but since I am new to the military blog, I thought I might tell you a little about myself. I am an older military wife. I met my wonderful Marine husband when I was 32 years old and we married when I was 37. I grew up with a few military members in my family. My aunt married a sailor, but they lived in Virginia, so I only saw my Uncle on holidays. My dad’s half brother was a Marine in World War II at Iwo Jima, but he was about 20 years older … Continue reading