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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

www.youtube.com/
watch?v=eLQ9qEx4wIY


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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