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I’m sorry that I missed the press time last issue. I’ll just say at the time I was recovering from a cancer removal from my forehead. If you have ever had a wart or a pimple that starts to grow, do not put off seeing a dermatologist. My local doctor sent me to one. He shaved it off and sent it to the lab. The next day he called to say that it was positive and he removed it. The roots had spread 3 inches across my brow. Please check yourself often just to stay on the safe side!
I usually go to the farmer’s market at Simpsonville Park on Saturday mornings. I always find good vegetables there. Last Saturday I had a new experience. I was walking to my car and I heard a female voice behind me call, “Hey, vet, I wear my Korea service hat sometimes too!” I turned around to meet her and she asked me, “May I give you a hug?” I said, “Sure!” After the hug she told me if it were not for you guys, I would not be here. I still wonder who she was and what her situation could have been. I don’t know if she was from Simpsonville but I thanked her with another quick hug and went to my car.
I served in the Navy and like so many guys I was aboard a Navy destroyer for four years and made nine-month trips to the War zone. Our mission was to patrol the shoreline and escort the troop carriers into the invasions. A destroyer is a junior battleship, we had a lot of firepower and we could lay a heavy smoke screen to hide the transports. It was a dangerous and exciting time. I was proud to serve and feel honored to be thanked for my service!
Until next time, stay safe and well!
PS: If you are the young lady at the park give me a call 864-288-8414. I’d love to talk to you again!