My cousins Joseph and Jacob are being deployed to Afghanistan. I talked to Jacob last night. I didn't even know he'd enlisted. Ground Infantry. June 1st. Two of four brothers, my favourite cousins, my babies before I had babies. I was always carrying at least three of them, and Todd picked up the slack. I can still see their baby faces. I am sad, and scared. They joined for more money for college. They're both wicked smart. And they'd better stay wicked safe.
Jacob (L) and Joseph (R):
I used to hold him and kiss him to sleep before he was even one, when he called himself "Jofus":
Thanks Bush. Why didn't you send your kids? I'd admonish you to join but you would fail the ASVAB you (@*$*$&%%(*^#.