While doing some blog surfing yesterday, I came across a milblog by a young Marine called Jake's Life. He had some great pictures and stories - seemed to be a well educated young man and rather good-looking too. As I looked through his photos, I noticed something familiar about his smile. I looked back through my old emails for photos from a friend who had sent pics of her son, John Gill, as he was deploying earlier this year. John went to elementary school in Red River with Jesse, and I have known his parents and grand-parents forever. I have been sending him letters and packages this deployment. Sure enough, there is John with Jake Woods. The really ironic part of this story is that John had been on my mind yesterday morning before I found Jake's blog - so I had just written a letter and dropped it in the mail to John. What a small world! Here is one of the photos that John's mother sent me. That is John on the left and Jake on the right at the airport as they were deploying. Handsome Marines!
Jesse went water skiing yesterday afternoon while I mowed the yard. Does that seem right?