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    Roberta I forgot about the chat:(
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    Jimi Happy Purple Day - the Day of the Military Child.  Many posts and bases around the globe are celebrating Military Brats today.  (we're supposed to wear purple today)
    • April 21
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      Wolf <> Guess i'm gonna have to tie dye an old tee-shirt, kinda limited on purple.... What do you have to mix with o. d. green to get a facsimile of purple ?/
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      retcolusa Finally a fairly recent photo.
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      Jimi HAHAHAHAHA !!!!! This is Gospel truth !! Wise insight
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    IreneGeneralBrophy Can I post a picture to find someone?
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      retcolusa Sure. Just add the photo to your post or do a short blog and upload the photo using the upload button.
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    IreneGeneralBrophy shared Vann's poll. My dad George General, retired as a TSgt out of Hanscom AFB in 1985.
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    Dgeo1024 Thanks Vann!
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      Vann You are welcome. Check out our Friday evening Chat at 9 PM Eastern.
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      Jimi It sounds familiar. I know I've been to Hope Mills Lake, the Trussels, and another lake where I failed my first time water skiing, being dragged behind the boat and drinking all the water LOL. I got lifeguard certified in high school; but never actually...  more
      • April 17
    • Stillmovingat45
      Stillmovingat45 US was fine. We moved a lot but that never bothered me. Just a whole new group of friends to have. Iran was tough. Every day I go through terrible day flashes of certain events that occurred while there. I remember them very vividly even though I wa...  more
      • April 18
    • Stillmovingat45
      Jimi That's terrible ! Have you tried Cognitive Behavioral or EMDR ? These are treatments for PTSD commonly used with veterans and rape / trauma survivors. The clinicians you've seen should refer you to someone who specializes in childhood trauma. Avoiding...  more
      • April 18
    • Stillmovingat45
      Stillmovingat45 Yes I've tried those at CTCA. Still always anxious.
      • April 18
    • Stillmovingat45
      Jimi Do you feel most anxious by the witnessing of what happened to the people you saw, that your environment is dangerous, that something will happen to you ? All of the above ? When one witnesses war or violence at a young age, it imprints a belief that th...  more
      • April 18
  • retcolusa
    retcolusa I was in the mood for some BBQ ribs yesterday, so I went out on the deck to fire up the grill and got introduced to an uninvited guest.....
    • April 6
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      Wolf <> A lil food, a lil water and they can grow quite gargantuan as well as be a bit of a shock till you figure out that slithery critter isn't a viper, eh Terry... Decent pest control and you don't have to take-em to the vet/
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      Sargesbrat So nice to see a home with some land around it. With the land comes critters. What were you planning to eat? Polish sausage? Hot Dogs? Baked apple (Eve style?)
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      Sargesbrat by the way, got tired of new smoker not doing a very good job so threw instructions away, tore out have its innards and did it my way. Perfect!
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    • retcolusa
      retcolusa No, ribs, John, ribs. He was drinking water off the grill cover, and as long as he didn't start drinking my beer he was good to go.
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      Sargesbrat Ahmen, brother.
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    catpare Thanks, Jimii  Those summer days were especially wonderful...lazing around the pool, listening to music, and eating junk from the snack bar.
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    • catpare
      Jimi Wow, you went from Paris to Madrid to Louisiana hahaha. Are you writing a book on culture shock ?
    • catpare
      catpare It was a huge culture shock! And, the schools there were light years behind what we had in Spain.
      • April 6
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      Wolf <> A well traveled Brat, eh... I graduated from FT. Knox albeit a couple of years after you were born/
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      Sargesbrat We are so lucky to have you as a member. You fit right in here. What civilians think is a militant attitude is just plain common sense to us.
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      Wolf <> Cool, i got to know the Patch, Kelly Barracks, Boeblingen Panzer Kaserne area fairly well during Summer university breaks visiting family, graduated from Ft. Knox and my youngest's first true duty station was Scofield Barracks, HI.... Don't know ...  more
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      Vann Welcome to MBO.
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      richardpinner Thank you, I think I was a member before but couldn't log in so started over! LOL
      • March 23
    • richardpinner
      Vann No problem. A lot of folks did that, signed up in 2008 then changed email service and forgot their old information. Glad you are back and look forward to seeing you around.
      We have a Friday evening group chat at 9 PM Eastern--just log on and click on the...  more
      • March 23
    • richardpinner
      Sargesbrat Thank God for Mulligans. Welcome back. It's great to have you on board.
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      Vann Hi there, welcome to MBO. I am jealous of your France and Taiwan tours. I only got to visit Germany twice.
    • Debchase
      Debchase Thanks, Vann. I was a baby when my dad was stationed in France, so don't remember much about that tour. I spent 2 1/2 years of high school in Tainan. It was a major culture shock, but those were some of the best years of my life!
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      Sargesbrat You look familiar. Ever been in an AZ jail?
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      retcolusa No, but you have, leadfoot.
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    Cindy9 Vann, Hello. We were stationed at Ft. Knox 60-62. I was in Wiesbaden American High School 71-72.
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      Vann After I graduated and left home, my parents went back to Germany a third time to Wiesbaden in the late 1970s--we used to shop there when we lived in Bad Nauheim.
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      Vann Hi Cindy, when were you at Ft. Knox? I lived there from 69-73 (1 year of Jr. High and 3 years of high school). I was also class of 74, but graduated from Frankfurt American High).
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      zaichik Thx
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      Vann Okay, why Elvis as a profile photo? Are you working in Las Vegas in one of the shows? Sorry, but enquiring minds want to know.
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      zaichik Nope, just the first photo I came across in my list. I usually switch them out on a regular basis, anyway. Looking for one to fit "zaichik" aka Bunny, in Ruski.
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      Sargesbrat I got many bunny pictures but Vann will not let me use them.
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