In my life, I'd not had many chances to put down permanent roots.
Almost, but never quite.
My own fault... or fate... can't say.
In the end, it doesn't matter.
Che sera sera.
1952 - Saint Martin Of Tours Grammar School, Philadelphia, PA
1955 - Ethel M. Burke Grammar School, Bellmawr, NJ
1957 - Sacred Heart Grammar School, Camden, NJ
1960 - Bishop Eustace Prep. School, Pennsauken, NJ
1961 - Triton Regional High School, Runnemede, NJ
1964 - Haddon Heights High School, Haddon Heights, NJ
1966 - Fort Dix, NJ
1966 - Fort Devens, MA
1967 - 8th Radio Research Field Station, Phu Bai, Vietnam
1968 - Vint Hill Farm Station, Warrenton, VA
1968 - Fort Devens, MA
1969 - 14th Army Security Agency Field Station, Hakata, Japan
1971 - Fort Devens, MA
1972 - Vint Hill Farm Station, Warrenton, VA
1973 - Army Security Agency Field Station, Berlin, Germany
After duty with Field Station Berlin, I worked as a civilian for the U.S. Forces in Berlin for 9 years, beginning in 1979. (With both the Army and Air Force... not the Navy. Theirs was a two-person liaison office in no need of outside help.) I was in Berlin a total of 14 years. Left, for good, in 1987.
1987 - Bow, NH
1989 - Dresden, ME
1990 - Bethel, CT
1993 - Mahopac, NY
2012 - Mahopac, NY
It's been near twenty years since I settled in Mahopac.
I've now 8 grandchildren.
It would appear that I've finally managed to put down permanent roots.
( a travelin' man. )