In my last post I made three statements and said one was a lie, inviting you to guess which one. Some of you did so and I didn’t want to keep you hanging any longer:
First, here’s the three statements:
1. I was in a commercial for Junior Achievement that was nationally televised. Friends and family kept calling me from around the country saying they saw me on TV yet I never once saw the commercial myself.
2. I’m extremely introverted and have substantial social anxiety so in high school I joined a Marine Corps JROTC program and the Speech and Debate Club figuring they’d either help to cure me or kill me.
3. My father, son’s father-in-law, and wife’s brother were all bitten by rattlesnakes within a couple of years.
The fib: #3. It is true that my father and son’s father-in-law were bitten by rattlesnakes within a couple of years, but my wife has no brother.
I can’t remember if I commented….but I was hoping g the snake one was a lie. Well at least it was a one less bitten person lie.
LOL! Good point!
Oh sneaky Russ – a partial truth! I’m revealing my lie tomorrow morning. This was fun! ❤
I’m looking forward to your answer too. Thank you for starting the fun!
ah – i was waiting to hear )
The truth will prevail!
Thank you, Mrs. P!
Russ, Some of us were quite disappointed that we did not get to see you in uniform! I think you should rent one even though you weren’t in the marines, make a commercial and post it for us????????
LOL! You didn’t miss much, Clare. I was short and scrawny my first two years, and then tall and scrawny my last two. I loved the program and it did help to bring me out of my shell. I even became leader of all the cadets in our fairly large school district. (As did my two sons when they went through the same program a generation later.)
Semper Fi indeed!
Not too subtle, am I?
Nope. Once a Marine…
How long were you and/or your hubby in for?
I only did 3 years in the reserves and wore olive green (not my best color) through all of it!
So you’re a rifle”man” and a Marine. Congratulations and thank you for serving our country. I was in JROTC as the Vietnam War was raging, and after four years in the program was more than a little “Gung-Ho.” I wanted to go to Annapolis and become a JAG officer. My lungs began collapsing and that meant the end of all of military-related hopes. I still get a case of the “What-if’s” once in a while, but overall I’m quite pleased at how my life has turned out. Our sons both received full-boat scholarships from the military (The oldest through the Army–after the Marines decided he was a fraction of an inch too short to fill their ranks–to go to Santa Clara University, and our younger son through the Air Force to San Jose State U. Our oldest decided he didn’t want to go into the Army and went the civilian route, and our younger son is up for the rank of Major in the USAF soon. I believe both made the right decision for themselves.
I should be thanking you and your family for their service. Wow! I could have stayed in, but decided to move on and I’m glad I did. Now, no “What-if’s”. Just look at your beloved and know you were absolutely right!
Yes, thats what I look at all the rest of the time to know the grass wasn’t greener on the other side!
I wasn’t a Marine. Just grunt army. They already had a few good men and didn’t need me.
LOL! Well then the Army got the better end of that deal!