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The Ideal Air Force Wife
An Ode To Vera Selena (Osburn) Hinshaw
It takes a very special lady to be an ideal Air Force wife,
To face the many challenges and vicissitudes of Air Force life.
Even though it meant moving every few years to a different place,
You became a seasoned veteran as we moved from base to base.
You made a house a home whether in the states or foreign lands.
I marveled at your flexibility and left things in your capable hands.
When moving through the ranks and Lord knows at times money was tight,
But you worked marvels with hamburger meat and taters much to my delight!
You understood when I was called to duty and missed family celebrations,
But you pressed on, nurturing the girls and kept busy with various organizations.
As we advanced in rank you met social obligations with pride and grace.
You taught Sunday School and Girl Scouts leaving each base a better place!
You supported me and helped me earn each stripe I wore upon my sleeve,
Plus the various commendations and medals I was honored to receive.
Honey, thanks for standing by me - these accolades are well deserved.
The girls and I are very proud of you, since you also willingly served!
Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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