Thursday, March 20, 2008
From yesterday's issue of "Buffalo Chips", a daily NewsLetter
by Bill Brabant.
From The Collection of Sonny Gutin, wb2dxb
THE SILENT RANK :-Author Unknown
I wear no uniforms, no blues or army greens.
But I am in the military in the ranks rarely seen.
I have no rank upon my shoulders. Salutes I do not give.
But the military world is the place where I live.
I'm not in the chain of command, orders I do not get.
But my husband is the one who does, this I can not forget.
I'm not the one who fires the weapon, who puts my life on the line.
But my job is just as tough. I'm the one that's left behind.
My husband is a patriot, a brave and prideful man,
and the call to serve his country not all can understand.
Behind the lines I see the things needed to keep this country free.
My husband makes the sacrifice, but so do our kids and me.
I love the man I married. Soldiering is his life.
But I stand among the silent ranks known as the Military Wife.
-----> From The Collection of Sonny Gutin, wb2dxb
RECIPE OF A MILITARY WIFE
1 1/2 CUPS PATIENCE
1 LB COURAGE
A DASH OF ADVENTURE
With the above ingredients add two teaspoons of elbow grease.
Let it set alone for one year.
Marinate frequently with salty tears.
Pour off excess fat.
Sprinkle ever so lightly with money.
Knead dough until payday.
Season with international spices
Bake 20 years or until done, and serve with pride.
Buffalo said they checked and couldn't find an author on the net for
either of these, although they wouldn't be surprised if Mary Greeley
did the first one, as her husband was one of the survivors of the
attack on the USS Cole.
Our profound thanks and appreciation to Marnie Mowles, the proud
wife of a US Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran - Semper Fi !