Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a special day to me because many people in my immediate and extended family have served in different branches of the military.

In fact, both of my parents served in the United States Navy. That’s actually how they met!


My mom enlisted in the Navy in 1984 and served for over seven years as a yeoman. A yeoman is someone who does administrative work. My mom had to opportunity, through her service in the Navy, to travel to Portugal, Mississippi, Florida, New Orleans, upstate New York, and was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia.

USS LY Spear

Mom worked on Pier 22, on the USS LY Spear.


My dad entered the Navy in 1981 and served for four years. He was a cook and a diver, working on a submarine and spent up to 55 days underwater. My dad had to opportunity to travel to Italy, San Diego, Spain, Scotland, Bermuda, Florida, England, Connecticut and was also stationed in Norfolk, Virginia.

The submarine that my dad worked and lived on was called the USS Bergall.

USS Bergall

I’m so thankful to my parents and everyone who has ever and will ever serve our country in the United States military!

Happy Veterans Day!

My life in 30 days, day 24

My life in 30 days, day 24 = A picture of something you wish you could change

I wish that it wasn’t SO necessary to have a college diploma to have a job.

It is getting ridiculous, a diploma isn’t enough sometimes. Now some jobs are requiring that you went to graduate school, achieved your masters degree, or want everyone to have a doctorate. That is out of control! I wish I could change that.

In the 1980’s it wasn’t like this at all, how have times changed THAT quickly? Neither of my parents went to college (They were in the Navy) and they both have had jobs all of their lives. If they were to graduate high school today and try to find employment I have a feeling they would have a very hard time.

I wish I could change that.

That is all for now!

Bye bye and have a great Monday 🙂