Saturday, July 21, 2007


That would be this position following the usual 6:00 a.m. breakfast, hunkered down with a full tummy.

Me: "Jill - let's go for a walk. Come on, let's walk!"

This is met with heavy lids and a "Are you kidding?" look from my Pomeranian. Sleep takes priority over walking the neighborhood.

During the Viet Nam war I was assigned to a unit that maintained 8-10 B-52 bombers and as many KC-135 tankers (identical to a Boeing 707 but equipped for in flight refueling of fighters or bombers). One of the men who worked in this unit sent e-mailed photos this week of aircraft #049 taken during a lay-over in England. Thank you, Al!

Our 52's, which included #049, bombed the crap out of North Viet Nam. Yesterday that meant something. Today it's "What was that all about?" Certainly, "the war" turned out to be a waste of money, lives and had a huge impact on the ecology of that country. Like the war in Iraq, the money and resources could have been put to better use toward making this a better world to live in.

Too bad hindsight is always 20/20.

Posted by Picasa


Rachel said...

Is it wrong that I only have eyes for the puppies?

Need a dog sitter any time soon?


Have good days!

Bob said...

You have good taste in puppies, Rachel. They're that adorable in person. And yes, we always need sitter. It's tough taking the dogs everywhere we travel and someone to stay at home with them is exactly what's needed. Daughter Dawn normally does that chore but I'm sure she'd love to share.

twilite said...

Hi bob! Agreed about war is a waste of money. Sadly not according to the politicians. Perhaps that's why they always send the new recruits or the young ones -- the age of idealism?!

Bob said...

Twilight: I've always thought that the older men & women should be sent into battle. After all, what do we have to lose compared to what our young men/women have lose? If nothing else, there might be fewer wars OR, they'd be quick ones.

Blog Archive

About Me

My photo
Whiskeytown Lake, Very Northern California, United States