Oh, to be young again!
Guy dropped off the supply boxes the day after the luncheon. We unloaded the tubs and bags from his truck into the living room, then he told me how things went at the hospital.
Guy is a Navy Veteran, active duty in between the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The stories he can tell… but he’d rather listen to the stories the young guys and gals, young enough to be his grandchildren, tell, keeping his own stories to himself. I’ve had the pleasure to hear a few of his stories during our hour and a half drives back and forth to Walter Reed.
Andrea and Dan are young, maybe early 30’s. We met Dan when he was with the Marine Corps Liaison Office in 2012, or was it 2011… the years mush together. He would help us unload and load, check on us during the luncheon to see if we needed anything, help get the word out to the patients that we were there, and if he had time he’d help us set up or tear down. Dan told his wife, Andrea, about us and she was interested in helping with the luncheons. Two kids later (for a total of four) and the transition back into the civilian world, they still help us when they’re able.
Guy told me, “They have a can do and git ‘er done attitude!”
Andrea, Dan, and Guy, thank you for your help with the day’s luncheon! Job Well Done!
We’re very grateful for the support of Washington State Operation Thank You, Graul’s Market in St. Michaels, MD, and Bayside Quilters Outreach committee for their support of this luncheon. Thank you!
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Until next time, continued prayers for our military and their families.