Then, there was Ellie’s reaction to the whereabouts of my reassignment. Priceless, and one for the treasury…
“You’re being stationed in Bermuda?” she exclaimed. “Oh, my God, that’s awesome!”
I picked her up and swung her around. “Yeah, baby, pack your summer duds, girl! No more New York winters for us.”
After an amazing week of R&R, our parents drove us to the airport in the New York City.
Our dads made a big show of controlling their emotions upon our departure, but that was cool.
Big boys don’t cry.
“Don’t forget to write,” our moms called. “Send us plenty of pictures.”
Ellie and I waved as we headed towards the gate and our future.
“We will!” she and I cried in unison.
Excerpt from Lovin' Those Navy Games by Susan Jean Ricci
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