Naval Security Group Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland September 1985 – September 1987

We are home. We are Lori, Dwane “DJ,” Tiffany “Tiff,” and me. Our home is 8107B Falconer Court on FT Meade. Sporting khakis and new collar insignia, and with great anxiety, I report to my work location in Airport Square 11. The plans for the two computer labs on the …

Naval Security Group Activity, FT Meade, Maryland October 1984-August 1985

I was not enamored with my transfer to the Washington, DC area. I knew it was the hub of politics and more expensive than other duty stations. When I checked into the command, I learned that though assigned to NSGA, FT Meade, I would work within one of the NSA …

Naval Security Group Activity, San Vito, Italy August 1976 – August 1979

Lori and I left Iceland on a military flight with our dog, Sandy.  As I mentioned in the Iceland post, getting Sandy cleared to leave Iceland after she bit my thumb took some effort. My parents picked us up at the airport.  They were on a mini-vacation themselves, and we …

Story on Wattpad

It is time to review where I am with my writing. The status is I have two completed drafts. Completed does not mean ready for publishing, but I finished the storyline. Story titles and cast names are subject to change. I wrote Saving Delisanna first. The story takes place in …

School in Pensacola 1967-68

I was on an airplane, leaving my family home for the Naval Communications Training Center, Corry Station, Pensacola, Florida, to start a new chapter in my life. My orders were to the CP-771/UYK-3 school, whatever that was. I knew the prefix marked it as a computer, but no one could …

High School Chess Club—StoryWorth

Were you involved in any organizations in high school? Yes, I was a member and later an officer in the chess club. First Exposure My neighbor introduced me to chess while I was in elementary school. Mrs. Barber enjoyed the game, but she couldn’t find anyone willing to play in …

How do you prefer to travel? By Car!—StoryWorth

“How do you prefer to travel?” The answer to this question is by car or RV. I enjoy being behind the steering wheel as the miles disappear behind me. First Car My love of driving began with my first car. I wrote about using it to transit between my jobs …

Happy Father’s Day—20 June 2021

Father’s Day, the celebration recognizing father’s originated in Spokane, Washington in 1910. A daughter asked her pastor to honor her father in a sermon in June. It did not catch on until the 1930s when different commercial entities recognized the opportunity to sell products targeted as gifts for fathers of …

Favorite Sports Team—StoryWorth

“What sports teams were you a fan of when a child?” Some people are fair-weather fans, changing based on which teams have good seasons. I am not one of them. Transistor Radio I received a radio for my ninth or tenth birthday. The radio was a six-transistor, small rectangular device …

When Did You Get Your First Car?—StoryWorth

“When did you get your first car?” The quick answer is: when I left home the day I graduated from Spaulding Institute, high school, in May 1965. We had a friend, Pete, who lived and worked in Waukegan, Illinois. He found me a job in Skokie, Illinois. I wrote about …

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