If you are sensing any kind of EMF distrubance to your major household appliances or electronics or perhaps a fluctuation in barometric pressure, it’s probably because ALMOST 40 years ago, America’s 1st Sgt. blew into the world and the Lord Almighty looked down at his new creation and saw that it was good– a little swaggery, possibly incorrigible, but nonetheless good. Then I hear He shut it down for the night so as not to push his luck.
First time I met Mike was through words. He was looking out for his ‘ninjas’ he calls them, doing what he could to get moral support for them on a difficult deployment. I picked his post at AnyMarine because well– Please. After reading here for the last two months, do you really have to ask?
First thing that came to mind when I read his post was “oh man, this guy is a character.” Still, I looked some more since his was the first one I found. Eventually, I came back to his post and noticed that he was from the same area and battalion my own Marine husband had been billeted in the early 80s. Done deal.
I fired off a letter, called him a character and he answered via email with this as the first few lines:
Thanks for the letter! Me a character? I know not of what you speak. You asked for it now!
Everytime I feel like slamming my head in a car door over something he inevitably says due to his, “I Can’t Help Myself” genome embedded deeply in his Y chromosome which, under any electron microscope, would clearly be camo-colored and emblazoned with the Eagle, Anchor and Globe; I just think of that first email from this cocky, insensitive-acting to keep his street cred, hard working, clearly dedicated, hilarious man-child and remind myself:
I TOTALLY asked for it.
What does my husband think of all this? Tony says he’s just glad I have a brother around to draw some of his fire now and again. *shrug-grin-shrug*
I know not of what he speaks!
Happy Birthday, Mike! Glad you were born, brother. Now quit rolling your eyes. ‘Sides, this post will be morphing for the next few days, I think. I’d wait ’til everyone weighed in, THEN roll them.
-Hope, Tony & the Kiddos,including your brownie troll.
Anyone with a story or photographic evidence, feel free to hit me via email and I’ll add it to this post.