Hi readers. Someone posted a sign telling us veterans thank you for your service in one of the places I go, and in the Dollar Tree they asked again if I’d like to contribute to help the dependents of US active service military. Fact is the romance and drama of thanking GIs for their service has been happening so long it’s probably okay to give it a break.
I got transferred once and hadn’t gotten paid yet, no money until payday. Red Cross loaned me the money to last until the end of the month or my pay records caught up. At loan-shark interest rates. I was getting paid $68 per month at that time.
Maybe if they paid the all volunteer military less money they would be able to take care of their dependents without begging by proxy at the cash registers of the stores in the US. Paying the bejesus out of them evidently hasn’t done the trick.
Seems to me it’s a sickness resulting from the supporting wars where you’re own kids aren’t being forced to go off to serve. The out-of-balance “let’s you and him fight” paid for with a “Thank you” and nobody in my family had anything to do with the war and I support it so long as they don’t. I’ll shower you with thankyous and give a buck down at the Dollar Tree for your kids.
All American Boy – Bobby Bare
Working for the Yankee Dollar
Hank Locklin, My Little Geisha Girl
Fraulein – Bobby Helms – 1957
Kitty Wells – I’ll Always Be Your Fraulein
COWBOY COPAS: “FILIPINO BABY”, 1945
Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky – A Dear John Letter
Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky – Forgive Me, John
Kenny Rogers & The First Edition – Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town
Ballad of the Green Berets – [HD] – – – SSGT Barry SADLER
Johnny Burnette…..God, Country, And My Baby
Merle Travis – Re-Enlistment Blues
Elvis Presley – G.I.Blues
I’m thinking of writing a CW song about GIs sitting around waiting rooms in VA hospitals wearing their VETERAN caps and wondering whether they made the secret lists.