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Thank you Judy, Delta Stewardess; a Memorial Day Tale!

Monday, May 30, 2011

I've been busy with work and gone for the last week! I went to Phoenix last Sunday for our anuual Decorating Den conference and then hubby flew out on Wed and we went to Sedona for 4 nights! What a fabulous trip! Weather was beautiful and sights were fantastic! Yesterday, on our Delta flight home, hubby wore his American Flag shirt in honor of memorial day! Judy, our hostess, asked him if he was military and of course both of us are retired from the Air Force. Then she offered us free meals! What a surprise that was but we graciously accepted. Then at the end of the flight, she requested that everyone stay seated and let all the retired military and active duty get off first! I was truly humbled and hubby especially because when he came back from Southeast ASia in 1973, he did not receive the same respect. As we made our way off the plane and through the business class, I passed a man who said, "and now some are taking advantage". I turned right around and informed him that I was retired from the Air Force and he sheepishly thanked me for my service. I guess I didn't look the part in my pink jacket, flowered pink shirt and white crops! It was an experience I'll never forget, never mind him.
There was a young Navy sailor onboard and we figured he was fresh from bootcamp. We talked with him and thanked him for serving. He said he was on the way to Norfolk to serve as a beach master for the marines. They are the ones who land on the beach first and tell everyone else where to go and what to do. Sean Connery did that in D-Day.
There is so much I need to catch up on and hopefully I can get some of my readers back! I am gearing myself up to go on a healthy eating plan and hopefully lose some weight this summer. Meds have kicked in and I'm feeling better but that is another blog! Later.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EDITOR 5/31/2011 5:17AM

    Wow, nice story and thank you for serving!

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REBECKY44 5/30/2011 11:01AM

    Thank you for sharing.

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KASEYCOFF 5/30/2011 10:56AM

    Really glad you spoke up to that rude man - bet he'll think twice next time before he opens his mouth, lol...

Glad you had a good time - but equally glad you're back: I missed you!

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GALSAL59 5/30/2011 10:46AM

    What a gracious thing that Flight Attendant did. I must say how glad I am that you spoke up to that Man making the snide remarks. Kudos to you!

Thanks to both your Spouse and Yourself for your service, from one Vet to another.


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USMAWIFE 5/30/2011 10:22AM

    Beautiful story.. wish all flight attendents would do that every day of the year.

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