This morning I posted my usual Veterans Day post on facebook. As always I mentioned the people in my family who have served in the military. Now right after I posted I realized I left off a cousin and quickly added him. Problem solved.
No it wasn't. I left off another cousin who retired from the Navy. My wonderful, handsome brave cousin. You can bet this evening I got a message from him and I didn't even have to read it to know that I had screwed up. Big time.
So I went out and found something that would pertain to him and posted it with my heart felt apologies. I sent him my love and regrets for being a crazy old woman who is losing her mind. He did respond with the grace and dignity as I have come to expect from him. Well I expect it when he isn't teasing me and pushing my buttons in a way that only a cousin can.
He is a lot like his dad was. Uncle Lee loved to pick on me something terrible. I think Steve made it his mission after leaving the Navy to follow in his dad's footsteps once again and take up picking on me where his wonderful dad left off. Of course my uncle was a hard nose military man who loved doing things by the book including the way he picked on people. Thankfully Steve is much more laid back although I do miss my uncle. Thankfully I still have Steve and I have wonderful memories of my uncle. Thank you both for the time you have made for me when we could all be together. Oh Uncle Lee if you watching and reading this, I want you to know I haven't forgotten the fence post. I still don't know how you railroaded me into that job.