My Stories
"If you've heard this story before, don't stop me, because I'd like to hear it again." ~ Groucho Marx

Old soldiers love to tell stories.  I am no exception.

I knew that I wanted to write when I retired and I thought the best way to start would be to type my stories.

Jim, Don, and I asked our mother and father to write theirs.  Dad wrote a few and Mom wrote only one.  Dad died too young to finish and Mom's memory went long before she could.  I wish we had stayed on them or made them start sooner.  What they did write, we consider treasures of family history.

 I wish I had taken notes, made videos, and taken more interest.  I wish I had asked my little brother Don to write his.  I didn't and that leaves me to do .  .  .  something.  I have asked Kady to type out Mom's story, Dad's stories, and Dad's WWII letters home from England.  I have asked Jim to write his.  This is a work in progress.  You and Read Them Here as I publish them.

For my part of family history, here are my stories, those I have told over the years and a few I may have never told, roughly in cronological order.


The Ufo


Mandolin rain



Too Young to Drive


Chief Pin Cushion and Bottle Washer

Don't Come Home Tonight

Motion Man

The Cult

No No-Gos


Soldier Names

Fishugh and Neely

A Photo Too Far

Meeting Kady

Under the Tennis Ball

Why I Don't Drive Chevys

Huggin' and Chalkin'

There's a BUG in My Ear

Forty Below

Fifty Pounds of C-4


Stranger in a Strange Land

John's on the Bus

Sheep Swatters

E's Playground

A War Song

The Girl in Barracks

Broken Knife

The Man in the Middle

Osko, I Gotta Go

Turk Coffee

The Maury River and Me

Boy, You Better Find that Dog

Horror at Sunrise

The Alarm Clock was Not Set Properly

I Used to Be

Cleaning the Barracks Lights

Not Racing Petty

The Little Things

Hot Butt

Wrestling the gods

Northern Ireland Medal

Notes to My Grandkids

The Kedis


My Three Rules

To Do





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