Son of a US Marine

Grew up on Marine bases my whole life. Saw more "sunset parades" than most kids. Loved it. My dad said he never had a pair of shoes on his feet till he joined the Corp. Retired 27 years later as a Sgt. Major. Fought 2 wars, Very proud of him. Honorable, good man. My dad helped to shape WHO I AM. Thank you.

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  • Ken Holt

    Ken Holt

    Some of us had great relationships with our dad. Some of us never knew our dad. My own relationship with Ken Sr. didn't start to grow till I was out of the house and gone. Then, as we both "met in the middle," we learned how to openly acknowledge and enjoy each other's company. And, most importantly, I learned how to say, "I love you dad," and visa versa. Sometimes it just takes time, I guess. And in our case, it was worth the wait. One last thought..... I know the "love" was always there, it just took time to set aside all the unimportant junk that separates.

    Some of us had great relationships with our dad. Some of us never knew our dad. My own relationship with Ken Sr. didn't start to grow till I was out of the house and gone. Then, as we both "met in the middle," we learned how to openly acknowledge and enjoy each other's company. And, most importantly, I learned how to say, "I love you dad," and visa versa. Sometimes it just takes time, I guess. And in our case, it was worth the wait. One last thought..... I know the "love" was always there, it just took time to set aside all the unimportant junk that separates.

  • Ken Holt

    Ken Holt

    OK. What not to talk about....the election, the wall...how about this.... Someone said to me recently, "Let's get together and you can tell me your VISION" (for the future)." Now I've thought about that definitely, but when someone actually wants to hear what that "vision" is, it puts the heat on. To articulate it, is to clarify it, is to own it. What would YOU say in answer to that invitation?

    OK. What not to talk about....the election, the wall...how about this....
    Someone said to me recently, "Let's get together and you can tell me your VISION" (for the future)."
    Now I've thought about that definitely, but when someone actually wants to hear what that "vision" is, it puts the heat on. To articulate it, is to clarify it, is to own it.
    What would YOU say in answer to that invitation?

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