Judson Carroll wrote:May I respectfully urge you, at the age of 18, not to think of yourself as a teenager. When I was 18, I was laying in a bed, paralyzed in both legs. I was injured at work... a full time job paying my way through college and with a fiancée. My friends, soon, were going to war. We were full grown adult men. Most came back. Yeah, you will technically be a teenager for another year. But, even with the suck factor.... it is better to be a man. And yes, it does really suck.... that girl left me... I went to funerals... saw young widows and crying children... but then, childhood is brief. Who we become is forever.. A few years ago, I met an old man who said I looked like his best friend.... when he was 18 he was storming the beaches of Normandy.... his friend was cut in half by machine gun fire. Great men walked before us. Be one, now.
Hank Waltner wrote:Myron Platte. I see you live in Russia. Do you intend to try the Homestead program they have there. I am slightly infatuated with my Slavic roots. I might have A couple batches of Kvass brewing .I was trying to figure how I could homestead in the motherland. Most of my plans ended at the fact that I would have to either marry a Russian gal or one of my friends who have dual citizenship. I guess ill just stay in the states.