Working in aged care, I am privileged in having met many soldiers, sailors and airmen from World War II, even the wife of a WW I soldier who earned a Victoria Cross in the trenches of France (and had nightmares about it every night)
Wonderful men and women. Unfortunately, those that develop dementia often relive their experiences. We have one ex officer, who spends each evening screaming orders as his unit attacks the Japanese in New Guinea.
But I think the saddest thing for me was an old sailor, who had told me about having his ship sunk under him in Guadelcanal and seeing action in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. He was dying and unconscious and his son was at the bedside. I commented that the son that be must be proud of the things his dad had done and repeated some of the details of the stories. The son was quiet and said "he would never tell us about his war experiences".... I guess I was there at the right time.
So talk to your kids.
Quote from: exeterdad on December 10, 2007, 11:39:34 AM
Don't feel pregnant Reb, I don't even know any (non-internet) Linux users.
Don't you guys join LUGs? I know at least 40 people who use Linux (they mainly use Ubuntu though). And because the LUG gets more technical than I like, we even started another group for 'Linux Learners'.
But, in line with my parenting advice above, I only use Linux at home (and refuse to fix anything that runs Windows), So all my (4) children use Vector at home. With three VL boxes sharing the ADSL connection and an open policy on web use, we often have a heap of my youngest (12yo) son's neighbohood friends on the web. Only my eldest daughter has opted out... she bought a Mac ibook (now loaded with familiar FOSS software).
To the topic, at last!, I enjoy the friendly, helpful tone of this forum tremendously. It is one of the main reasons I stay with VL.