HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Two young Mormons rang my...

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:38 PM

Two young Mormons rang my bell today, It instantly reminded me of my time in the jungles of Vietnam.

They were nicely shaved and recently showered, nice trim haircuts, really soft hands, yea I couldn't help but think back on Vietnam and how similar it was.
They really did stop by today, I took their little card and said goodbye and I hope they survive.

117 replies, 13992 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 117 replies Author Time Post
Reply Two young Mormons rang my bell today, It instantly reminded me of my time in the jungles of Vietnam. (Original post)
pwb Oct 2012 OP
Brickbat Oct 2012 #1
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #2
lunatica Oct 2012 #3
kardonb Oct 2012 #33
truebluegreen Oct 2012 #38
lunatica Oct 2012 #56
StevieM Oct 2012 #47
FreeState Oct 2012 #71
blueamy66 Oct 2012 #104
FreeState Oct 2012 #111
blueamy66 Oct 2012 #115
Scuba Oct 2012 #108
FreeState Oct 2012 #112
RomneyLies Oct 2012 #4
calimary Oct 2012 #9
RomneyLies Oct 2012 #15
gvstn Oct 2012 #86
No Vested Interest Oct 2012 #91
gvstn Oct 2012 #106
freshwest Oct 2012 #92
hunter Oct 2012 #23
OldDem2012 Oct 2012 #5
pwb Oct 2012 #12
aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2012 #6
classof56 Oct 2012 #39
CreekDog Oct 2012 #7
savalez Oct 2012 #25
Ikonoklast Oct 2012 #8
MFM008 Oct 2012 #51
Kalidurga Oct 2012 #10
lumberjack_jeff Oct 2012 #11
onecent Oct 2012 #29
kestrel91316 Oct 2012 #13
toby jo Oct 2012 #14
ellisonz Oct 2012 #16
pinboy3niner Oct 2012 #18
GoCubsGo Oct 2012 #55
Bigmack Oct 2012 #67
LisaL Oct 2012 #21
grantcart Oct 2012 #84
daleanime Oct 2012 #109
amborin Oct 2012 #17
pwb Oct 2012 #22
PD Turk Oct 2012 #19
txwhitedove Oct 2012 #24
Ghost in the Machine Oct 2012 #74
txwhitedove Oct 2012 #78
Ghost in the Machine Oct 2012 #82
txwhitedove Oct 2012 #87
Ghost in the Machine Oct 2012 #117
aletier_v Oct 2012 #54
aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2012 #20
Vattel Oct 2012 #26
pwb Oct 2012 #27
Vattel Oct 2012 #32
WinkyDink Oct 2012 #46
stlsaxman Oct 2012 #68
Ineeda Oct 2012 #37
WinkyDink Oct 2012 #45
Vattel Oct 2012 #81
Cha Oct 2012 #85
malaise Oct 2012 #28
Uncle Joe Oct 2012 #30
glinda Oct 2012 #31
southernyankeebelle Oct 2012 #34
santamargarita Oct 2012 #35
IndyJones Oct 2012 #93
No Vested Interest Oct 2012 #114
jtuck004 Oct 2012 #36
upi402 Oct 2012 #40
kath Oct 2012 #41
GentryDixon Oct 2012 #42
JustABozoOnThisBus Oct 2012 #43
Tribalceltic Oct 2012 #44
slackmaster Oct 2012 #48
pwb Oct 2012 #49
slackmaster Oct 2012 #97
SleeplessinSoCal Oct 2012 #50
xxqqqzme Oct 2012 #57
GoCubsGo Oct 2012 #58
lapfog_1 Oct 2012 #52
GoCubsGo Oct 2012 #59
Maximumnegro Oct 2012 #53
RagAss Oct 2012 #60
Quixote1818 Oct 2012 #61
jeff47 Oct 2012 #62
Permanut Oct 2012 #63
PsychGrad Oct 2012 #64
aletier_v Oct 2012 #70
Barbara2423 Oct 2012 #65
jaysunb Oct 2012 #66
closeupready Oct 2012 #69
queentonic Oct 2012 #72
pwb Oct 2012 #73
MyTwoSense Oct 2012 #99
pwb Oct 2012 #110
Zorra Oct 2012 #75
hrmjustin Oct 2012 #76
valerief Oct 2012 #77
Canuckistanian Oct 2012 #79
rppper Oct 2012 #80
coldwaterintheface Oct 2012 #95
rppper Oct 2012 #100
coldwaterintheface Oct 2012 #107
rppper Oct 2012 #116
68 Rex Oct 2012 #83
Skittles Oct 2012 #88
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2012 #89
Zambero Oct 2012 #96
WCGreen Oct 2012 #90
Lefergus70 Oct 2012 #94
barnabas63 Oct 2012 #98
lonestarnot Oct 2012 #101
HomerRamone Oct 2012 #102
Javaman Oct 2012 #103
pangaia Oct 2012 #105
Tierra_y_Libertad Oct 2012 #113

Response to pwb (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:39 PM

1. The horror...the horror.

I'm sorry you had to go through that. No, for real.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pwb (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:39 PM

2. LOL

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pwb (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:42 PM

3. They left home boys and will return men

because of their sacrifice.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to lunatica (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 03:03 PM

33. left home ...

 

what " sacrifice " ? 2 years of wandering around , all expenses paid , scrubbed clean , well fed , comfortably housed . Annoying people on a daily basis , proselytizing for an absurd cult . I don't see any sacrifice here at all . Time would be better spent helping and caring for needy people .

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kardonb (Reply #33)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 03:24 PM

38. I think lunatica was referring to Queen Ann's

statement that there are different ways of "serving", and her sons left as boys but returned as men. After their vacation, er, sacrifice.


edited for clarity

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to truebluegreen (Reply #38)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 04:10 PM

56. Thanks. That was what I was talking about

Her interview in which she was asked why her sons have never served in the military since they support the wars.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kardonb (Reply #33)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 03:34 PM

47. Actually, it's not all expenses paid. LDS Missionaries (or their parents) have to save up to pay for

the cost of the mission. I'm not sure how comfortably they are housed....it probably varies from mission to mission, depending on location.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to kardonb (Reply #33)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 05:02 PM

71. It's not paid and it's hardly comfy

Seriously - when I was a missionary I lived in a studio apartment thy would have been condemned her, no heat, not finished and very uncomfortable.

Missionaries pay their own way - as a missionary you hope people in local congrigation feed you, otherwise you have about $30 a week for food.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FreeState (Reply #71)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 11:13 AM

104. really, they have to "hope"?

 

they just need to go to the local food warehouse and stock up

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to blueamy66 (Reply #104)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:25 PM

111. Yes they have to hope

the local food warehouse is not for missionaries at all. You rely on members inviting you over for dinner. In fact the members are told to invite the missionaries from the pulpit all the time.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FreeState (Reply #111)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 06:43 PM

115. Hey I'm a Catholic and 2 missionaries invited me to shop a while back

 

I may never have been a missionary, but I was invited to shop.

don't know.....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FreeState (Reply #71)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 12:28 PM

108. Must have been tough, heathen outside the wire, lobbing mortars at your studio apartment.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Scuba (Reply #108)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:27 PM

112. Non if that is relevant to my post

I never said anything of comparing the two, only that the OP was way off. But if it makes you feel better to add stuff to my comments go right ahead, it says way more about you than it does me.

On the comparison grounds, there is none. Even being so, it doesn't mean we should make stuff up or pass along false information, like in the op, to make our point sound better.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pwb (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:42 PM

4. They always send the Elders out in pairs to talk to the gentiles.

 

Yes, those two young men are Elders in the LDS church, and yes, to Mormons Jews are Gentiles.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RomneyLies (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:48 PM

9. Welcome to DU, RomneyLies!

Glad you're here - your very name suggests you understand the real (and perpetual) wrongney bottom line here. We need you! And our President needs you too. We don't have this thing nailed down yet.








Now get to work.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to calimary (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 02:03 PM

15. I'm voting on Monday

 

Straight Dem ballot.

One county race has three candidates, two Republicans and one Democrat. You vote for two. I'll only vote for the Dem.

In the non-partisan races for judge retention, I looked up political contributions made by the judges. I found out one donated to Democrats and the other two donated to Republicans, so I'll be voting to retain the one who donates to Democrats and vote against retaining the two who donated to Republicans.

I don't always agree with or even like what Democrats do when they get into office, they're usually way too conservative, but I've been around long enough to know that these are the choices we are given and anything is better than a Republican.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RomneyLies (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 10:46 PM

86. I wish everyone would talk about this.

I used to vote the man but now I vote straight democrat. Even a DINO asshat is better than giving the GOP an extra seat.
It is a numbers game and every seat counts.

I wish the news/talk shows had spent the last two years concentrating on the importance of voting down ticket. I know the Presidential race is the ratings grabber but Congress has to be given a clear majority in both houses to really get things done. When I was a low information voter I skipped the down ticket races. I think there should be more of a GOTV push for "if in doubt vote Democratic".

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to gvstn (Reply #86)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 02:56 AM

91. Down Ticket

I wish the Prez would emphasize (more) the importance of electing a Dem Congress - Senate and House.
He also needs to ask for the vote. He does, but in a more oblique way. I feel that was a big failing of Kerry's - he never did ask citizens for their vote - the same way a salesman has to "ask for the sale". Very important.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #91)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 11:26 AM

106. Interesting

I hadn't thought of that. When I meet politicians in person, asking for my vote, it does work. I still look at party, now, but the asking does make me look at them a second time and research their platform.

I wonder if their is some research where campaigns think that makes a candidate look weak? It doesn't strike me that way.

I'm going to pay attention and see if Obama ever asks for one's vote rather than explain why it is the best decision.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to gvstn (Reply #86)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 04:07 AM

92. My liberal Democratic representative, etc. need more Democrats to caucus with and do what we want.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to RomneyLies (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 02:12 PM

23. In case Mrs. Robinson opens the door naked, holding a six-pack of beer, offering a good time.

If one or both accepts the invitation, then neither Elder can trust the other won't confess later.

They don't come to my house. Our family has been blacklisted by the Mormons ever since one of my ancestors, a mail order bride from Europe, decided she didn't like sharing her husband with other women and took off with a "gentile" government surveyor. He probably told her the marriage wasn't valid in the USA and asked if she wanted a drink.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pwb (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:43 PM

5. Any sign of PTSD from the stress of constantly knocking on doors?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to OldDem2012 (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:55 PM

12. Not yet thankfully but I had some Flashbacks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pwb (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:45 PM

6. Samuel Barber's Adagio For Strings begins magically playing in the background wherever they go

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #6)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 03:25 PM

39. This is one of the saddest, most heart-wrenching videos I have ever seen.

Barber's music as the backdrop for these horrific scenes makes the emotional impact almost unbearable. I have never been able to get myself to watch "Platoon". Just too painful. The more I learn about Viet Nam (which happened in my 20s), the more sorrow and shame I feel. As a female, I was spared the experience, but I know men who still are plagued by PTSD all these years later. Rmoney and his five strapping sons who "served their country" by doing the Mormon mission thing should be required to watch this, over and over and over until it finally sinks into their tiny little brains what is the true meaning of service. I won't hold my breath, of course.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pwb (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:45 PM

7. oh I get it now



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to CreekDog (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 02:16 PM

25. Took me a little while too. lol!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pwb (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:48 PM

8. Mitt has horrible flashback memories of mangled


















...souffles and undercooked quiches.

MY GOD WHEN WILL THIS MADNESS END???

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 03:56 PM

51. lol




to origional poster, thanks for your difficult service.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pwb (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:49 PM

10. Well played nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pwb (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:54 PM

11. You can tell a Mormon mission veteran a mile away.

The 1000 yard stare... the tortured look... the $500 haircut.

?1350579102

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #11)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 02:31 PM

29. But he didn't get his money's worth on that $500 haircut...hair always goes every which way.

He should have gone to John Edwards hairdresser.....ROFL

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pwb (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 01:59 PM

13. Is there an address we can send care packages to so that the missionaries don't have to suffer

too much deprivation??

I'm thinking some nice soap, toothpaste, shampoo, body wash........and some candy bars or homemade cookies.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pwb (Original post)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 02:01 PM

14. Friend is a marine spec forces vet, has big black rot

 

2 morms come to the door, he turns to the dog, says, whaddya think, Satan, should we let em in?

They split. Dog's real name is Gracie. No shit.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to toby jo (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 02:05 PM

16. That's rich.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to toby jo (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 02:07 PM

18. *snort*



Funny. But I had to do a double-take, as my first thought from the way it was put was jungle rot...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 04:09 PM

55. Me, too.

I was thinking, "All these years, and the poor guy is still suffering from some exotic rot." LOL!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 04:43 PM

67. Remember this one....?

Mary had a little lamb,
It's fleece was black as mud,
Mary didn't know it, but
Her lamb had the galloping crud.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to toby jo (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 20, 2012, 02:11 PM

21. That's very funny.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink