I'm a writer at heart, so this is one of the places I write. It's where I store my ideas, observations, interests. This is my personal reflective journal on a range of topics. I'm told journaling is good for the soul. I hope so. And since there's nothing quite as powerful as an idea, maybe a few of those will manifest themselves in my writing. Thank you for reading and always feel free to post a comment.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
A Thanksgiving I'll never forget
Every Thanksgiving I harken back to that memorable Thanksgiving holiday I spent working at the Air Defense Control Center at Clark Air Base in the Philippines.
It was many years ago but some things a guy never forgets.
Here’s what I remember about it.
An American woman—an officer’s wife as I recall—brought me a big feast of turkey with all the trimmings.
I had just completed my work shift, and I guess she noticed a skinny, hungry airman.
I had never seen her before. Didn’t even know her name, but there she was.
With a delicious home-cooked Thanksgiving meal just for me!
Every Thanksgiving I go back to that day.
When a kind, good-hearted, generous soul truly made my day.
It happened at Clark Air Base in 1968.
I’ve wondered in recent years—especially on Thanksgiving— who she might have been or what I did to deserve such kindness.
One stranger helping bring happiness to a skinny, shy airman.
Maybe a wink from God to help me get through the holiday in a place thousands of miles (and a giant ocean) away from home.
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