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Doug_Remley BS: Odd (19) RE: BS: Odd 08 May 03


Thank you, Cat, your responses have been more than enligtening and informative, but gentle as well. Perhaps I should let the last paragraph of the original stand alone as a personally observed fact and no more.

Years ago I gave a young man a ride home and one thing led to another. He was a veteran of a different division and wanted very much to pay for the lift at his third story walk-up wood flat and meet his family. It was as though he sought verification. He drove a septic pump tank truck and most of all wanted to share his poetry. It was not child'ish' as much as child 'like' and there were many school-type binders of it. I finally begged off as there were several hours left to the trip. Yes, I enjoyed his company for there was no agenda, no stage.

National service is a humbling experience. Maybe the thread should be "National Service for Two Years Between High School and University". Armed Forces, Peace Corps, Habitat for Humanity. I'm sure you can add more.


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