Tuesday, October 13, 2020

A Busy Morning on the Computer

 Thanks to the virus, almost all of my interaction these days comes through my Cyrstih@yahoo.com email plus comments here to the blog or on Facebook. 

This morning I received a couple of pleasant surprises. The biggest one was finding out I was one of the nominee's for the Greater Dayton Rainbow Alliance veterans awards. Needless to say I was humbled and flattered. Along the way too, I had to reach way back in my rusty noggin to remember some of the service details they asked for. I had to pull back facts from the 1972-1975 days I was in the Army during the Vietnam War. The organization wanted to know such things as awards I received, rank etc. I knew I had four award medals to wear on my uniform but I even had to Google Viet era military medals to see what they were called. Bottom line was with a little help from Google, I was able to shake off the dust and answer the questions. 

The other significant happening this morning was when I was confirmed for a virtual conference on LGBTQ aging later on in October in close by Dayton, Ohio. I even will receive a small book for going. Of course I will pass along any relevant details to all of you!

Finally, of less significance but no less importance is the school group (10th grade) which is forming a LGBTQ group. They have asked for outside help and I responded. Now the big question is, will there be school at all due to rising virus case concerns. Or, will it all go on line. The good news is that so far my advanced age hasn't scared them off. 

I can only say, now I need a nap!

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations on getting a nomination. I had to giggle about having to Google the names. If I were pressed for the award names I would have to do it myself. Again CONGRATS!

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    1. Thanks! My excuse is it was such a long time ago. 1972-75. When did you serve?

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    2. Entered the service in 70 and was given my "all expenses trip to paradise" (said tongue in cheek) in 71 to 72.

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    3. You were a little ahead of me, I went in - in 1972 and ended up serving on three different continents until 1975.

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    4. After my trip to Nam, I stayed with it for another 24 years, 4 different MOS's, two other PCS's to overseas, too many TDYs to amounting to 9 different overseas locations and stateside PCS's to 9 different states.

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    5. Wow! If I haven't said it yet...thanks for your service! I served my three years and honorably left.

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  2. So much for going stealth, huh? Congrats on your recognition! And, don't worry; kids love dinosaurs! :-)

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    1. Thanks! It seems stealth was never destined to be part of my future. :) We will see how many kids I put to sleep!

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  3. Thanks for serving! I graduated out of High School in 1974, and yes it does seem ages ago! I never served in the military, not that I didn't want to go. My Dad said it would make a "man" out of me! My Mother talked me out of it for 2 reasons, 1) she lost her brother in the Korean war 2) after 6 mis carriages she was afraid of losing me should the war start back up, or I got sent somewhere else and never came back home just like her brother never did and his remains are still somewhere over there in North Korea.

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    1. So sorry about the loss of your Mother's brother and the fact his remains are still over in North Korea. You have given me the idea of another blog post...How the Army made a Girl out of me!

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