Monday, April 14, 2014

Saturday April 12, 2014-Choctaw KOA, Durant OK

The Oklahoma chapter prepared a very good breakfast casserole for us this morning. There was a good turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy their breakfast. We sat around chatting until the door prize giveaways began. They had several larger items that we had paid for raffle tickets to try to win. Of course, we didn't win but then we never do, so it was expected.

I forgot to mention in yesterday's post about a speaker that Larry had found. US Army Colonel Jmes Wilhite spoke about his assignment in Afghanistan. He had retired from the Army as a Sergeant but had been called back and assigned a rank of full bird Colonel. His assignment had been to go to Afghanistan to build a college that was patterned after West Point as well as other smaller schools and hospitals. Col. Wilhite was a very interesting speaker but there were mixed reactions to his talk. It is hard to argue with educating children and giving higher education to teens, but how long will this go on after the United States pulls out. What condition will the buildings be in? Our country is broke financially, so how can we afford this? No easy answers here, but I still enjoyed his speech. 

So long.

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