11 October 2008

The Sack Lunches

My friend, KY Woman, who has her own blog: Little Drops..... into the pools of life", and is also a temporary co-author on Knee Deep in the Hooah! has a very neat post up. She has given me permission to share it with you. Didn't you like how I got TWO promos in there? :) Anyhooooooo, :

From Airman Mom...

For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security.
~~~~~Thomas Jefferson

I was out visiting today, when I happened to stop for a rest at Airman Mom's place. I was there for a while as she has some wonderful reads. The one below I have reposted here with her blessing.

Before you read, grab some tissues. I was a sobbing, sniffling mess as I left her a comment, requesting my 'steal'.

The Sack Lunches

I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. "I'm glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap," I thought.

Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation. "Where are you headed?" I asked the soldier seated nearest to me.

"Chicago - to Great Lakes Base. We'll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we're being deployed to Iraq ."

After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that sack lunches were available for five dollars. It would be several hours before we reached Chicago, and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time.

As I reached for my wallet, I overheard soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch. "No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack lunch. Probably wouldn't be worth five bucks. I'll wait till we get to Chicago."

His friend agreed....

To see how this wonderful story goes, you have to go over to KYWoman's site here. It really IS a lovely reminder about what is important in these crazy times we live in.


Estaben said...

A great story. I forwarded it to all my family and friends. There are probably many true "untold" stories like this one. Maybe some of your readers have more to share. It is in difficult times that the best of us comes out.

AuntyM said...

This story was copied from a magazine called 'Renewed & Ready.'

What a story it is, by Beverly Brass as told to her by Denny Kukich of Wood Dale, Illinois ....

Anonymous said...

This story, maybe true or false. I got one and it it, the Country was changed as well as the Base. If something is true, by all means, share it. If not, don't waste time on it.