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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Welcoming Home A Hero

I know I've blogged about my brother before and if you could hear me talk, well, I wouldn't be able to speak clearly because I just get all choked up.

My younger brother is in the Air Force and was recently sent to Afghanistan. He kept in touch as best he could, when not roaming the mountains on missions. But last Monday, he came home.

Quite a large group turned up to welcome him home to Florida. My parents got to be there.

His wife, Tally, made matching shirts for everyone who greeted him at the airport. That was a great idea! I got to talk to him the next day. He says he having a a little trouble readjusting to some things, like sleeping in a real bed and not using bottled water for everything but other than that, it's great to be home.

For his birthday, I sent him a package with Slim Jims and magazines (because that's what he asked for). While picking out the magazines, I guess I was feeling a little loopy (I know, so rare and all) because I sent him Popular Mechanics, one about cars, a snowboarding magazine and a knitting magazine. Do you know how hot it is during the summers in Afghanistan? Sending a magazine all about snow and such was just cruel. And the knitting magazine...well, I figured those soldiers could use some stress relief.


Kristie said...

Welcome home Larry!! I am glad that he made it back safe and sound!!!!!

Debi said...

I'm so glad you posted the pictures! Crazy Grandma had told me that he was coming home, so I kept checking their blog to see if there was anything on it. How come your pictures don't get big like everyone elses? I tried my darndest to get that group picture to blow up, but no can do..... I'm glad Larry is home! I laughed at the magazines you sent him! Knitting????

Debi said...

By the way....Larry looks GREAT!!

Amanda said...

What a relief for your family:) A great Christmas present..huh?!

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