2021 February

07 Feb: Truth Might Hurt

We have been honored to experience many once-in-a-lifetime moments. We had our share this weekend. In 1997, good friends from Texas informed us their twin sons had been accepted into military academies. One was entering the Naval Academy; the other (David) the Air Force Academy. Our home became home-away-from home for David during his 4 years at the Academy (1997-2001). 7 years after graduation, he married our daughter. They now have four children. Many of us (including Deana and I) were on the field for that special moment (called a “fini-flight”) when he landed his F-16 for the last time Friday. In 2 days of military traditions associated with retirement, I recalled a meaningful moment in David’s experience as a cadet. As long as there are upper and lower classmen, there will be pain associated with rites-of-passage (even with hazing forbidden). In a hallway during his Freshman year, David saw upperclassmen…