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Re: mailing list vs "the futur"

On Tuesday 04 September 2018 13:53:19 John Hasler wrote:

> Dan Purgert wrote:
> > (Also wasn't "The War" specifically WWI?)
> "The War" is whatever major conflict ended long enough ago for the
> children of its veterans to have heard it called "The War" but not
> long enough ago for another to have intervened.
> It can also refer to whatever war one is presumed by one's
> interlocutor to have participated in due to one's age.

In my case that would have been Korea. I was quite ready to find a steady 
and make a few babies, but not if I was going to get drafted and killed. 
So I had the board move my name to the top of the list, but I made a 
mistake on the AFQT and scored a 98, condeming me to carrying a little 
yellow card proclaiming I was 4F'd for the next 40 years. They didn't 
want anyone who could think for hisself because he wouldn't obey orders.

I managed to rattle around, scaring all the girls off for about 5 years, 
until a fresh waitress whose initials were A.S on the register ticket, 
and I'd added another S very neatly, at my usual greasy spoon & gave me 
a huge wood screw the next night and asked if that was what I needed. We 
were married 2 weeks later, and she joyously gave me 3 children who were 
6-8-9 when she had a stroke and died. 2 girls and a boy. And the girls 
have since died of cancer, and the boy tried to mix a quart of scotch 
and a Kia, with fatal results 3 years ago. So none of my first family 
survives.  She was a good woman and I miss her yet after 50 years.

Then I picked up the glasshopper & her 3 kids to make a 6 pack, made 3 
more with her, but 2 of her 3 have since passed from Deucheine Muscular 
Dystrophy, and took her home for 17 years, and this Dec will make 29 
years with my current wife who is now fading from COPD and dragging an 
oxygen hose when she does move.  Good woman, I'll keep her till...

Cheers, Gene Heskett
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene>

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