Old Patriot's Pen

Personal pontifications of an old geezer born 200 years too late.

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I've been everywhere That was the title of a hit country-and-western song from the late 1950's, originally sung by Hank Snow, and made famous by Johnny Cash. I resemble that! My 26-year career in the Air Force took me to more than sixty nations on five continents - sometimes only for a few minutes, other times for as long as four years at a time. In all that travel, I also managed to find the perfect partner, help rear three children, earn more than 200 hours of college credit, write more than 3000 reports, papers, documents, pamphlets, and even a handful of novels, take about 10,000 photographs, and met a huge crowd of interesting people. I use this weblog and my personal website here to document my life, and discuss my views on subjects I find interesting.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Another Timmy Update

We went to court on Tuesday, July 1, for a hearing and disposition of Timmy's case. We were given permanent custody of Timmy at the hearing, and George and Elaine, Timmy's "other" grandparents, were given bi-weekly visitation rights. We can now make some long-term plans for Timmy's care and development, get him enrolled in DEERS, and do some other things. Timmy's hearing capped five days of almost non-stop action with us, and we're finally getting to the point where we've recovered.

June 28th was our second annual 497th Reconnaissance Technical Group Springs Fling at the Air Force Academy. I'm pretty sure everyone had a good time - I know I did, until my back started acting up. I think Charles Sakai is already planning next year's extravaganza.

Mike Prahl, a long-time and close friend, visited us, part for the Fling and part to do some serious stamp trading and catching up. Our picnic Saturday had an unexpected twist for him - he met a fellow Church member from Wiesbaden he hadn't seen in decades.

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