Grandson passed into his senior year. He was invited to take some college courses for credit next year which means he'll have to do some reading this summer. He's thinking that one over, LOL. He makes good money caddying so he'll have to weigh doing school work versus working at the country club. Since he makes $90 for carrying two bags for 18 holes with a chance on going out for 9 holes more each day for $45 except Mondays when there's no golfing he'll have to decide on his own whether he thinks there'll be enough time. That being closed Mondays isn't always the case because they usually have tournaments starting that day. Then he even makes more for 18 holes. If the golfers do good it's nothing unusual to get a $100 tip. It also means he's guaranteed to go out because they have to sign up in advance. He was all bummed out that the course was closed today because they were open yesterday, Memorial Day. He was able to do 27 holes yesterday & because of the holiday he gets a whole $1 more per bag each time he goes out, 18 holes or 9. My younger grandson, 13, skipped caddying yesterday because his dad was supposed to pick him up but it never happened. He wasn't too upset about it because he still isn't used to it & he was tired from Saturday & Sunday. He gets out of school on June 9th from eighth grade. He has all summer to caddy.
Had a nice cookout yesterday, yours truly on the grill. Hamburgers, brats & hot dogs. Kept my mind off of my fallen buddies. I didn't sleep too well Sunday night thinking about them. Not that I don't think about them all other times. My son was over & his wife said he also had a sleepless night. We agree that our departed team mates would be pissed off at us if they knew that. I think they were perfectly happy to go that way if dying was necessary. Rather that than dying in bed at an old age with alzheimers not knowing anything & drooling & filling your pants all the time. Something I'm definitely not looking forward to.
Proud Dad of a US Army Airborne Ranger SFC
Retired US Army 1SG/MSG, Airborne Infantry, G-3, Instructor
Former USN - Submarines, USS Chopper (SS 342) & Navy Diver, UDT 21
I was a Soldier. I am a Soldier. I will always be a Soldier.
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