Church and the Military Brat

I have a tough question for you. When and where do you first remember attending church services? I told you the question was hard. No, I am not asking you to recall what you’ve been told by your mother or grandma about church attendance, but what you can remember. In my case, the year is… Continue reading Church and the Military Brat

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

Reading Classic Illustrated Comic Books at School

Moving from Biggs Air Force Base, El Paso, Texas to Pease Air Force Base, Portsmouth, New Hampshire was one of the greatest adventures in the life of this military brat. I was in junior high school back then. During this time that I went through puberty, became interested in girls, and fell in love with… Continue reading Reading Classic Illustrated Comic Books at School

Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter

As a military brat, the end of the school year always meant Little League Baseball. As an eleven years old boy in May of 1965, three things occupied me life. They were Boy Scouts, baseball, and a little garage band I had just joined. Spring and the start of the baseball season never failed to… Continue reading Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter

Library and Library Cards

In my mind, it’s Saturday, September 11, 1964. My family had just moved into base housing on Biggs Air Force Base in El Paso, Texas. Dad had my little brother and me got in our beautiful metallic turquoise 1964 Ford Galaxy 500 car. Our destination was the base library. We have set off on a… Continue reading Library and Library Cards