Thirty-eight years ago! Talk about feeling OLD.
Strange how much I remember of those two days, though (considering a lot of my life is a blur!!). On Sunday, the 19th, I attended the St. Francis Pro-Am Celebrity Golf Tournament held at the Montecito Country Club (
I loved going to this tournament and not just because I loved golf. It was the only
time I got up close and personal to some celebrities (Bob Hope was there one
year) and some of my favorite pros (not Jack Nicklaus, though - he was my
favorite-favorite!). I don’t know when they stopped holding this tournament,
because I can’t find any information on it, so it was probably awhile ago (and
that didn’t help in making me feel any younger, either). Santa Barbara
My parents drove me down to the
recruitment center after. I
remember the ratty hotel the Army put me up in (I wasn’t about to venture
outside alone, that’s for sure) and my roommate, Kathy Spoon (we ended up being
in the same platoon during basic training--pure luck!). The next day after
swearing in, I found out I wasn’t going to Los Angeles Ft. Jackson,
South Carolina (as I was originally told), but
Yeah, I freaked a little. I had no idea where , Ft.
was located. But I had a new friend, so the trip wasn’t all bad. Ft. McClellan
If I could go back, would I do it all over again? Yep. I really enjoyed my stint in the Army. Of course, the world was a lot different in the 70s than it is now. If I were an 18-year-old today, I’m not so sure I’d be brave enough to join. Kudos to those who do!
So, did you serve in the Armed Forces? If not, did you ever THINK about serving?