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Can You Make That Cylinder Thing? You look so young

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Gotta love my engineer, especially when he’s not wearing his glasses
Cylinder thing? Oh, you mean 50 years ago when I wore my hair in a “French Twist”

Like in 1969 when I was 8 months pregnant in this “official” army photo?
I was doing my best to look happy as I pinned on his 1st Lieutenant’s bars
He had orders deploy to Vietnam in a few weeks

Or this photo that I sent to him in Vietnam a few months later?

No I don’t look “so young” anymore unless you are “Looking Through the Eyes of Love”
I remember that song (link at end)

But it was such a sweet thing to say on Valentines Day that I thought I would give it a try.

It has been 11 ½ months since my last hair cut.

I will not tease my hair and douse it with lacquered hair spray as was the fashion back then
Nor do I have the proper hair pins to contain it properly, but yes, my hair is long enough.

“Looking Through the Eyes of Love” was the Theme from Ice Castles


Just some background:
He was offered a “get out of deployment” option. All he had to do was to reenlist for 3 years.
The army understandably was having trouble keeping people at that time.
I did wonder why a special set of orders were sent for one specific aerospace engineer to build a road through the jungle along with a way out of it.
But that meant someone else would have to go, didn’t it?
Fortunately, it worked out well for us, but I will always think of the 58,000 others who were not so lucky.

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