Nostaligia

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  1. Tomcat1977

    Tomcat1977 "Cynical Little me"

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    Do any of you get nostalgic when you go back to a military base after a long time away? Most of all in the service arm you served in?

    I get very nostalgic. And its not just "when I was young" kind of stuff but they kind of reflect what I think America should be in many ways. As in honorable and polite young people who respect authority, and thus themselves. Everything is clean and everyone is responsible.

    When I went back to LackLand AFB, after about 40 years away, I saw my old Dorm and I thought I was going to break down. I saw the SP museum about 5 times, "my wife and kid thought I was nuts". A lot of memories came flooding back. Good memories.

    Father and Son Basic Training graduation pictures hold the place of honor above my fireplace wall.
     
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    Not sure if it is nostalgia or just daydreaming (not sure of difference). The first 20 years after I retired I was in Florida and went to exchange a lot and fishing at Mayport off the jetty and the beach. Since moving back to Oregon where no bases (except small Coast Guard) I have been thinking of driving up to Bremerton to see if the inactive ships are still there and to just drive around the piers.
     

  3. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

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    I live near one and go on it fairly often. I retired in 1992 and have seen a lot of changes come along but the people mostly remain the same type, good and honest and brave folk.