Sunday, March 2, 2008
Oops, Thanks A Vet

It seems that the hubster’s flight to Maryland yesterday was not without incident. If you have known me long (some of you have) then you know that the hubster’s father served in the Navy during WWII and that the hubster and I did extensive research on WWII and the hubster’s father’s naval career. The hubster has hats and shirts from two of the ships the hubster’s father served on. He happened to wear one of those shirts yesterday with one of the hats. When he boarded his flight here in Indy, just after the flight took off the stewardess made an announcement as she stood next to the hubster’s seat. She announced that as Americans we don’t take time to thank the men and women who have served our country. In fact, she continued, we have a member of the service here, so everyone take a moment to applaud him for his service and thank him. As the entire plane broke out into applause (including my hubster) she turns to him and asks him to stand. He said “me? I’m the member of the military?” Then he had to tell the entire plane, who had just applauded him, that he was just a fan of the Navy and had actually never served. He was so embarrassed. I told him if that should happen again he should just say thank you. Because I bet everyone felt like idiots after that. How embarrassing.
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  • At March 3, 2008 at 12:49 AM, Blogger Sam

    That is a great story!
    I think it's sweet. Your husband must be proud of his dad.
    My dad was in the marines as well and fought in Korea. We did research into his career, because he would rarely talk about it, except to say he crossed the 'frozen Chosin', and it was pretty awful.

  • At March 3, 2008 at 5:03 AM, Blogger Oopsy Daisy

    Wow, your dad must have really saw some action with the Marines. We found that researching that stuff was so interesting. And the stories the vets would tell us was so overwhelming.