Reflections of Growing Up a Military Brat

Have you ever sat down with a cup of hot coffee and reflected on your life? Go ahead; raise your right hand if you have done it. If you are looking in my direction, you will see I have my hand lifted high. I admit I have had many of those melancholy moments. No, I am… Continue reading Reflections of Growing Up a Military Brat

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Tumbleweed Forts & Snow Forts

In January 1966, I was digging foxholes and building forts in the desert near the military quarters my family lived in on Biggs Air Force Base located in El Paso, Texas. My friends and I would dig big holes in the sand and surround our fort with tumbleweeds and other desert vegetation.  Nature camouflaged the… Continue reading Tumbleweed Forts & Snow Forts

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Family Photos Before an Overseas Assignment

In the late 1950s, my father received orders with an assignment to the United States Embassy in Quito, Ecuador. One of the good things the government did back then was make a family photo before each overseas posting. In the picture is my dad. He is in his early thirties old. My mother is in her… Continue reading Family Photos Before an Overseas Assignment

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Just For Fun – Pictures of Where I Have Lived

I thought it would be fun to collect pictures of the houses I have lived in from birth to my current 60 plus years. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be, but it was fun putting these together. Below is visual proof  of my lack of “roots”, that is my not feeling… Continue reading Just For Fun – Pictures of Where I Have Lived

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Sun Tea

Making Sun Tea was a fun way for this military brat to enjoy the hot summers of the Phoenix, Arizona. I lived at Luke Air Force Base, in the Valley of the Sun from 1958 to 1963. We also made Sun Tea in Seguin, Texas during 1963 – 1964 and El Paso, Texas 1964 –… Continue reading Sun Tea

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Changing Schools – A Recurring Great Adventure for the Military Brat

How many schools did you attend growing up as a military brat? Do you remember this as a great adventure or gut-wrenching trauma? I attended ten public schools for my twelve grades of schooling. Eight of the school changes were during my very formidable years of grades five through nine. Yes, I changed school eight… Continue reading Changing Schools – A Recurring Great Adventure for the Military Brat

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Hello, I’m a Military Brat

What is a military brat? A military brat is the son or daughter of an airman, marine, sailor, or soldier. These children of career military have shared characteristics. They grew up in a community of service. Sacrificing for the greater good is part of their character. They moved on average once every three years to… Continue reading Hello, I’m a Military Brat

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