Posts made in May, 2018

Read Signs? 101, DIY Widow

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Read Signs? 101, DIY Widow

Ut-Oh!  Definitely did it this time!  My family will never let me live this one down. I guess I could blame it on not having my glasses on but I don’t need them for reading.  Of course, the sign was fairly large, at least nine by nine in inches. You know God gave us senses of touching, hearing,  tasting, smelling, and seeing.  Sometimes we should just use more than one sense at a time. For this “ut-oh”, I chose to use just the sense of hearing and threw in a little seeing what I wanted to see.  In other words, I was just blindly following my sense of hearing. Okay...

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Password Change? 101, DIY Widow

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Password Change? 101, DIY Widow

Capitals, Lowercase, Numbers, and Symbols Goodness gracious, I got an email last night from Twitter Tweet.  It seems that they might have had a breach of everyone’s passwords.  Really, this is not what I want to read! Their email went something like the following: Nancy,  We are so sorry to inform you that there is a strong possibility that your Twitter account password may have been breached.  We are pretty sure that your password was not compromised but we are asking you to set a new password.  Also, if you have any other similar passwords on other accounts, such as Facebook, please...

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More Letters from Basic, 1968

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More Letters from Basic, 1968

 Lonely within a Crowd I was so excited when the next two letters arrived.                                                           March 3, 1968 Dear Nancy, Last night had to be the loneliest night of my life. It was Saturday night and everyone was sad because they were all thinking about how it was last Saturday night and they were all wishing they were home. Darling, I missed you so much I almost died. I met some nice guys who have become some real buddies. This one who sleeps next to mine and Jimmy’s bunk has been going with his girl for three years and we spent all night walking...

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Letters 5 & 6 from Basic, 1968

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Letters 5 & 6 from Basic, 1968

Please, Mr. Postman The next letter from Frank shows just how upset and isolated he was feeling.  He had not received my letters but they were at least on the way.      March 7, 1968, Dear Nancy, I finally got a pen (19 cents).  I wanted to write you this letter in ink for a change.  As you know, I’m lonely after a week and I’m tired both physically and mentally and Nancy, like I warned you before I left, I’m liable to say anything when I get in my depressed moods so don’t think anything about it because you know I love you and trust you. I guess you are getting tired...

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Letters 7 & 8 from Basic, 1968

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Letters 7 & 8 from Basic, 1968

  Marching In the Snow Frank had been gone for over two weeks when I got the next letter from him.  Just when he was beginning to adjust to being away from home Mother Nature gave him a new form of adjustment.     March 13, 1968  Dear Nancy,  Last night (Monday), it started snowing, well it started snowing while we were in the theater listening to some men talk, and it snowed all night and all day today until about 5:00 this afternoon and it was so damn cold.   We had to march about 1 mile to the theater and 1 mile back two times today and the snow was about 6 to 8 inches deep and then the...

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