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Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. Ottawa is a beautiful place to be, to remember, to be thankful and to honour those who have sacrificed their lives in the service of their country.

Not all stories of the military are tinged with sadness. Some bring a chuckle and hearty laugh.

My father in law tells of his required time in the military. His stories are the best.

When it came time for inspection, every crease had to be perfect, every item in place. The beds, shoes, uniform, everything had its' proper place. My father in law was quite the dedicated recruit and had hit upon a system to keep the high standards that were expected of him. In his foot locker, he had a board. On that board he had glued perfectly folded clothing. Once and awhile he had to dust the top layer, but the top layer was perfect every time his locker was inspected.

Smart man and pretty brave too.

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