My attempt to make it to my 10 acres in Terlingua Ranch and make a go of living on it. From the start it hasn't gone good at all, but I'm hopeful things will turn around!
Saturday, July 31, 2010
A modern day Hero. (Ours at least)
Don is my nephew by marriage and we are all very proud of him. Unfortunately he wasn't able to reach the rank of General before retiring, but that's OK with us, but a disappointment to him and my niece Mona. Never the less its the Air Force's loss and our gain because no more of the many deployments into harm's way. Unlike when I was in the army now days some of the Air Force is actually fighting shoulder to shoulder with Army Special forces as Don has done. (Army Rangers) I think that was unheard of back in my Army days, but there's a new wind blowing and things have changed for the better. No more can one branch of the service claim to be the best which is good because in war they all put their lives on the line (Which has always really been the case).
Don and Mona had hoped to be able to relocate back to Texas, but as of yet he hasn't been able to find the right job here so some other state may be lucky enough to have them. Hopefully where ever they do wind up he will eventually be able to transfer back to Texas. He is interested in Off Grid living, but I think he would rather do it in a different area than Terlingua. I don't think Mona is as interested in the Off Grid life as he is though. ;) I can always hope they will eventually wind up close enough to visit me often though!
This was bought by my niece Mona for him on retirement and will make a great addition to one of the walls in their home. Any x-military person would probably be very proud to have achieved what Don has.
My great Niece Tristan and great Nephew Cooper posing with Don.