|PF Changs, from about where I was seated|
|My Dad, looking a lot like my college boy does now.|
I imagine that most of the guests don't want too many conversational details blabbed after such a frank and warm discussion. However, I think some innocuous tidbits might entertain readers.
Dr. Jim writes the blog Every Blade of Grass. One thing you might not know about him is that he gets nutso environmentalists coming by the blog now and then crying about how we have to "SAVE EVERY BLADE OF GRASS!" He shakes his head and informs them of the quote by Admiral Yamamoto in WWII explaining why Japan did not invade the United States....because there would be a rifle behind every blade of grass. Got that enviro freaks? Guns. Behind every blade of grass. Not changing any time soon.
And there was Old NFO, who was not as old as his blogger name implies. Still has a spring in his step and lots of exciting activity in his life. Coincidentally, both he and LL were stationed on the same base in the Middle East during the first gulf war. They both remember the buildings that the other guy worked in. They just didn't meet.
I didn't meet any of them back then either. I remember what I was doing, though. I was breastfeeding my now college-age boy, and I remember being grateful because he was only 4 months old at the time, not old enough to roll over yet and he was not much trouble to watch while traveling. I watched the news on TV from a condo in Vero Beach, Florida. The Gulf War was over so quickly! Thanks to our awesome servicemen and support staff!
|Balmy breezes grace the beach front in Vero Beach, Florida.|