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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-23-06 01:38 AM
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9. Thanks
And thanks for the previous compliment too. You know, until I started writing this, it really didn't occur to me how many of these stories I actually had listened to. Because guys my exact age generally didn't go to Vietnam, it was guys 5-10 years older than me. It really happens, just like I said. I remember back in 87 or so, just having a cup of coffee with a guy, just a friend, I was married and all. And he said something about Vietnam, that led to him talking about the guilt, and then I questioned a bit because I never understood it, and he poured out a little more. And then you go on and might not mention it ever again. I wrote a blog piece, last year I think, about a different guy, and another cup of coffee, and his take on the election and the war, he's one that we get sporadic freak-out calls from. Just agonizes over this war, and he voted for Bush, TWICE. He's our friend, what cha gona do. I really didn't realize how many friends over the years have been just like that. How many little pieces of sadness I have that are connected to Vietnam. I know others my age have to have it too, so it sure is a bafflement how we ended up here again.
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  -When small boys ask why... sandnsea  Apr-23-06 12:40 AM   #0 
  - Excellent post n/t  politicasista   Apr-23-06 01:00 AM   #1 
  - It has nothing to do with any of that  sandnsea   Apr-23-06 01:13 AM   #4 
     - Now I understand  politicasista   Apr-23-06 01:18 AM   #7 
  - That last paragraph got me! nt  babylonsister   Apr-23-06 01:05 AM   #2 
  - I went back and re-read it and it's deep  politicasista   Apr-23-06 01:07 AM   #3 
  - So much in that speech  sandnsea   Apr-23-06 01:17 AM   #5 
     - If you ever feel comfortable about it, please share. Your  babylonsister   Apr-23-06 01:23 AM   #8 
        - Thanks  sandnsea   Apr-23-06 01:38 AM   #9 
  - Great words to end a great day  kerrygoddess   Apr-23-06 01:18 AM   #6 
  - Thanks  sandnsea   Apr-23-06 01:40 AM   #10 
     - That wil make her happy too!  kerrygoddess   Apr-23-06 02:15 AM   #11 
        - Thanks  sandnsea   Apr-23-06 12:38 PM   #17 
  - That was unbelievably beautiful  Island Blue   Apr-23-06 06:28 AM   #12 
  - i agree, we never fully dealt with it the first time  JI7   Apr-23-06 06:43 AM   #13 
  - War lies are harder  sandnsea   Apr-23-06 12:41 PM   #18 
  - Excellent! Than you! n/t  ProSense   Apr-23-06 08:16 AM   #14 
  - I remember those days, too...  YvonneCa   Apr-23-06 12:16 PM   #15 
     - Agree  sandnsea   Apr-23-06 12:38 PM   #16 
        - "maybe the path to Iraq was laid...  YvonneCa   Apr-23-06 03:14 PM   #19 

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