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Topic: OT: Hello Sean --- was....Re: +behmor - sorry Jim (41 lines)
1) From: Aaron Scholten
Hello Sean:  Happy Marine birthday .. Ill begrudgingly say but don't you 
dare tell any of the other squids I did so, it'd ruin my rep yanno!!  :)
Im in NORTH florida now don't forget....  It's been in the 60's most 
this week, but being originally from chicago, that's still a good 
thing.  Last few weeks, rain rain, and wind... oh and did I mention 
rain?  Yours truly stupid enough to be out in the middle of the river on 
my  boat when the squall line comes through... thank god for hot coffee 
and rain coats.... and bilge pumps...but man oh man the fish I caught 
that day.
No matter where you call home, Florida, Nevada, Texas, ... it's still 
better at home than anywhere else.  I can't remember how many 
deployments Ive been on and away from home.  After a while it was like 
there were only two times of the day... On watch, and Off 
watch.....which meant you were probably running drills....  Some folks 
say it's a bit easier being away from loved ones today because there's E 
mail, Internet and video conferences etc, but still.... while it may 
take the edge off, nothing can really replace being there with your wife 
/ husband / children. etc.....
You stay safe and arrive home in one piece.  Afterall, if something 
happened to my favorite jarhead, who could I pick on then?  Those 90 
days will slip by before you know it and you'll be on R&R again.  You 
ARE aware I hope, that the rules for a short timers chain have been 
ammended to allow you to have one for major deployments too.  I remember 
i'd po my jo soooo much, every morning at quarters Id make a grand 
display of breaking out the chain and snipping another link off it and 
chant,  wooo hooo,  whooptity dooo... that's one less.... day with you.
For the rest of us in america, I want to say, thank you for doing what 
you do, and if you are ever up in jacksonville or just in florida 
really, gimme a holler and we will get together and do some stuff.
Aaron


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