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WAKE UP CALL

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WAKE UP CALL

WAKE UP CALL Our Navy boom box - “Reveille Reveille ladies! It’s time to wake up!” Never laid under covers, took too long to make the bed. Talk about a time table! Never learned to eat so fast - 20 minutes, no matter if you were first, or last in line. Exhilaration in passing written test. Well think again! For the roar of tears, broke my heart, but I went on as they went their way, set back, hoping for another chance. 80 women in one room, with different personalities! I shared a bunk bed, with a mean one. One recruit returned back to barracks - looped. Another recruit - snapping naughty pictures to send back home. And we even had a devil worshipper - Too bad! I hope she found her sound mind! Christmas Eve church service crooned the Christian Navy hymn: Eternal Father, strong to save* Oh hear us when we cry to Thee, For those in peril on the sea! Amen! Those of us who attended mass - singing Christmas Carols, were high with gladness and laughter. My bunkmate merely said “Shut up” I wish her well. Hit the pillow - next day of reveille Christmas Day! Kim Rodrigues © 2017 Lyrics by Reverend William Whiting and music by Reverend John B. Dyke

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Date: 2/20/2017 10:12:00 AM
You have me wanting to write about Basic Training now, wow, that was 23 years ago. It's funny how it stays so fresh in our minds.
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Date: 2/20/2017 10:13:00 AM
Isn't that the truth! I was in boot camp Dec of '79