Friday, November 12, 2010

My favorite veteran

I'm very patriotic at heart. Love my country. Love the flag. Love American history. But most of all--I love this veteran. We entered the air force after 3 months of marriage (Vietnam era) and after officer training school headed to Georgia for pilot training. After passing the prop plane training and 1/2 of the small jet training, it became very clear to Cris and his trainer that he was NOT going to be a pilot. His slow, methodical approach to everything in life wasn't working in the cockpit. He left pilot training and we spent the next 3 years in North Carolina at Pope AFB. It was a great experience that blessed us in many ways over the years. Just wanted you to see how handsome he was.
So cut to yesterday. . . .Veteran's Day parade in Bakersfield. We LOVED watching Riley's middle school band march in the parade. It was soooooo fun. And we also were able to honor Papa and his service. Melted my heart.


5 comments:

Memzy said...

That parade was AWES!! Thanks for coming with us.

Jenny ESP said...

I wish I'd had a parade to go to. It's been a long time. Hope you had a lovely day!

Landee said...

He was truly adorable in his uniform.

gelly said...

Handsome guy!

thelma said...

i was there too... man would have loved to see ya!!! i remember u guys telling me that story... so handsome!!! miss him and u a hole lot!!! xoxoxox