General Commentary (May be military related) email: Kudzuacres1@juno.com

Monday, December 22, 2003
A family friend called last night to wish us A Merry Christmas. Jan is a Colonel in the Army Reserve and a Nurse. For years, I have teased her about getting activated sooner or later if she insisted in staying in. It has happened. Her unit has been notified that they will be heading to Iraq in July. She has three children. Her oldest graduates from college, her middle child from high school and her youngest moves up from middle school, all in May. In May, her unit will be preparing for overseas rotation so she stands to miss all those events.

Funny thing is, Jan's mandatory retirement date is in May. So everything will work out.

Hardly! Jan has asked for an extension of her retirement date. So have several other nurses in her unit. Seems they don't want to walk away from something really important.