Friday the 13th...
A cold day.
A windy day.
A stay-inside-the-house-where-it's-warm kind of day.
Appropriate news for the date - (From the Yahoo Group,"Veterans Issues" )
"In case you haven’t been paying attention these past few decades after you returned from Vietnam, the clock has been ticking.
'Of the 2,709,918 Americans who served in Vietnam, less than 850,000 are estimated to be alive today, with the youngest American Vietnam veteran’s age approximated to be 54 years old.'
If you’re alive and reading this, how does it feel to be among the last 1/3rd of all the U.S. Vets who served in VietNam ?!?!?
Don’t know about you guys, but kinda gives me the chills, considering this is the kind of information I’m used to reading about WWII and Korean War vets.
For the last 14 years we are dying off too fast. 390 Vietnam vets die every day.
That means that in 2190 days (2018), if you're still alive, you'll be one lucky veteran.
(That's only 6 years from now.)"
( The sand falls, pit-pat, in the glass. )