Tag: Vietnam Veteran

  • Where Goodness Abides

    Where Goodness Abides

    The menu was straight up Ireland: Corned beef (soaked in 2 pints of Guinness), boiled onions, potatoes and rutabagas. Boiled cabbage. Rye bread slathered in Irish butter. The guests were mostly California transplants. They came via serendipitous routes to Oregon, followings spouses, or children, or[..]
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  • Stuff My Wife Says

    Stuff My Wife Says

      [caption id="attachment_3826" align="aligncenter" width="751"] Photo by Julie Utterback[/caption] I noticed the items in the limping man's cart - six boxes of Haagen-Daz ice cream, three bags of kitty litter. I nodded to Tim. "Good choices, heh?" Tim smiled. The man wore a scuffed up[..]
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  • A Driveway Moment for McCain

    A Driveway Moment for McCain

    I pulled into the driveway, dropped my head to the steering wheel and wept a hurricane of tears. I wept for Senator John McCain. I have stood in the room in Hanoi where he was imprisoned, saw the photos of the POWs of Vietnam. I've[..]
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  • After the Flag Has Been Folded: Excerpt

    After the Flag Has Been Folded: Excerpt

    In one of the letters he sent Mama from Nam, Daddy referred to their first date: “I remember when I took some good looking girl to the carnival in Kingsport. Do you remember?” The letter arrived shortly after Daddy died. In that same letter, he[..]
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