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GERMANY - LATE 1970'S

THE TIMES
REALLY THE BEST YEARS?


Was my time in the Army and at McNair Kaserne really some of the "Best Years" of my life?

NOT REALLY

This time of my life was a mess. I liked the communications part of my job but hated my employer for its intrusion into my life. I loved Germany and especially the people I met while I was there but I was often homesick for my family. I was carrying a heavy load of self guilt. I had the opportunity to see prejudice at its worst.

I was young, very naive, and totally clueless to some of the things going on around me and to me. I often times treated some people in very bad ways and often times was treated by some people in very bad ways.

I was a basket case.


If you're still with me here, then good. It gets better now.

What I did learn from my experiences at McNair is that there are people out there that go far beyond me in the ability to show love, compassion, and understanding. I met some people while I was there that I will never be able to get out of my head and I am glad that they are in there. Two of these people made it all the way into my heart and will forever remain there. I realize now that sometimes difficult things must be done in the short term in order for better things to come in the long term. I credit one person in particular for teaching me a very important life lesson about myself; a lesson that later helped save my marriage to Angie. I only wish that someday I will have the chance to tell her how much that lesson meant to my life. I miss ALL the people I met there and often wonder how their lives went on after I left them. Perhaps someday I will.

I have also learned that the bad things were also good in a way. We just don't need to think about them near as much as the good things.


You want to know when the absolute best years of my life were?

Right Now.

I have a wife that I love and loves me in return. I have a couple of great kids. I have a great job doing what I always loved to do (mostly). I live in a very beautiful part of West Texas (as far as I'm concerned). I see more deer than people when I drive to work in the morning, and both types wave to me as I pass by. I have a small groups of wonderful friends. I've learned that keeping up with the Jones suck and have decided to live below my means. I pride myself in the fact that "I live in a double-wide on a dirt road in Texas." and most of my neighbors are retired. Life is good right now and I wouldn't want to change a thing.

Well, I would like to win the lottery or something...


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