HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » biphobia » Reply #52
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU
In the discussion thread: biphobia [View all]

Response to Aerows (Reply #44)

Tue Nov 5, 2013, 01:48 AM

52. I love you too, Aerows

For me, PB&J sandwiches were always good to have while reading a book. After I lost my mom, I'd cut them the way she did when I was a kid. Sort of my way of remembering and feeling close to her, I think.

My username comes from a different connection--it was my last radio callsign in Vietnam. Mom figured there, too, in the letters and packages she sent, with things like chocolate chip cookies and Swiss Miss cocoa--all packed in popcorn, since we didn't have styrofoam peanuts then.

That Swiss Miss cocoa from home was a godsend on the night I turned 21 in Vietnam. We'd been sent out to the A Shau Valley to secure an artillery battery that had been flown there for a quick fire mission, but we got socked in by fog and couldn't be extracted for three days.

Once the artillery fired, everybody in the valley knew exactly where we were, and we spent the next days and nights expecting to be overrun. I was convinced I was going to die on my 21st birthday.

That night, I pulled out the Swiss Miss packages mom had sent me. We'd run out of water and I wasn't about to send a detail down on a suicidal mission to get more, so I used the water from the bomb craters everybody had been pissing in since we got there. I boiled it a little longer than usual.

We somehow didn't get hit, and we enjoyed the best cocoa--and the best birthday--I ever had in my life. Thanks to mom.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 61 replies Author Time Post
arely staircase Nov 2013 OP
Prophet 451 Nov 2013 #1
DavidDvorkin Nov 2013 #2
arely staircase Nov 2013 #3
eridani Nov 2013 #57
arely staircase Nov 2013 #5
arely staircase Nov 2013 #7
BlueStreak Nov 2013 #28
Prophet 451 Nov 2013 #43
LittleBlue Nov 2013 #40
WinkyDink Nov 2013 #4
arely staircase Nov 2013 #6
arely staircase Nov 2013 #8
scheming daemons Nov 2013 #61
NuclearDem Nov 2013 #9
arely staircase Nov 2013 #10
TeeYiYi Nov 2013 #32
LadyHawkAZ Nov 2013 #11
arely staircase Nov 2013 #12
adirondacker Nov 2013 #14
Luminous Animal Nov 2013 #13
Luminous Animal Nov 2013 #15
Prophet 451 Nov 2013 #19
Luminous Animal Nov 2013 #21
Prophet 451 Nov 2013 #23
Aerows Nov 2013 #34
Aerows Nov 2013 #16
Luminous Animal Nov 2013 #17
Aerows Nov 2013 #24
Luminous Animal Nov 2013 #29
Prophet 451 Nov 2013 #20
Aerows Nov 2013 #25
Prophet 451 Nov 2013 #26
Aerows Nov 2013 #27
pinboy3niner Nov 2013 #42
Aerows Nov 2013 #44
LineLineLineLineLineLineLineLineNew Reply I love you too, Aerows
pinboy3niner Nov 2013 #52
Aerows Nov 2013 #55
Aerows Nov 2013 #60
Aerows Nov 2013 #51
pinboy3niner Nov 2013 #53
Aerows Nov 2013 #56
pinboy3niner Nov 2013 #58
liberal_at_heart Nov 2013 #18
Luminous Animal Nov 2013 #22
Behind the Aegis Nov 2013 #30
liberal_at_heart Nov 2013 #33
Behind the Aegis Nov 2013 #36
Aerows Nov 2013 #39
Aerows Nov 2013 #37
Behind the Aegis Nov 2013 #38
Aerows Nov 2013 #41
liberal_at_heart Nov 2013 #45
Aerows Nov 2013 #46
liberal_at_heart Nov 2013 #47
Aerows Nov 2013 #48
DevonRex Nov 2013 #31
Aerows Nov 2013 #35
Aerows Nov 2013 #49
laundry_queen Nov 2013 #50
DonCoquixote Nov 2013 #54
justiceischeap Nov 2013 #59
Please login to view edit histories.