[gardeners] Military service

asidv@fbg.net (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 11 Oct 1998 19:21:22 +0000

As George mentioned, there are handicaps to growing older -- one of 
which is the more rapid decay of short term memory.

Long term memory, however, does persist --  although we antiques may 
tend to embellish those older memories (covering over some of the 
more painful aspects and maximizing the happier ones).

So -- trading on my short-term and long-term memories -- both of 
which may have certain imperfections, I seem to recall that George 
has told us at one time or another that he was in the Army, in the 
Navy, the Marines, and the Air Force (or was it Air Corps for you 
back then?).

Dear George, do you have trouble passing by a recruiting office? Did 
you really enlist in all four? Serially, that is. I think there 
would be significant confusions if you were to be in the four 
services simultaneously. What a tremendous service you have performed 
for your country!