Oddly enough, it took quite a few years for my father to discuss anything about his time in the Vietnam War.
I was eight-years-old before I knew my father was even a veteran.
In retrospect, it makes sense to me now—as I would come to learn years later, my father watched many of his buddies get gunned down before his eyes, a rather traumatising experience. Many people would never want to revisit that time in their lives despite the brain’s unconscious push to make the guy relive these events, even decades after the fact. But, it’s not all doom plus gloom. Now my father is severely cheerful plus has healed with the help of reaching out plus befriending local veterans plus sharing stories. The process was long plus arduous, but my Mom will attest to how far he has come, ready to tell stories from the war with little hesitation. And, I’ve taken it upon myself to find as many veteran related discounts, promotions, plus coupons for things as diverse as groceries for the pantry plus home repair. My Mom’s a/c hasn’t been laboring well lately. It’s a familiar central a/c—a forced air, split style system. But, the air pressure exiting the ceiling registers gets weaker by the week. Now it has slowed by at least 50% plus has risen in temperature severely. Even though it’s towards the end of summer, my Mom says he can’t get his indoor air to drop below 74 degrees. Some people might adore it that high in their homes, but it makes my Mom angry. Lucky for him, I found a local Heating & A/C corporation that is offering a promotion on end-of-Summer Heating & A/C upgrades in honor of American veterans. Any veteran interested in the promotion receives 15% off parts plus labor. My Mom was able to get a up-to-date a/c installed in his condo at a price thoUnited Statesnds of dollars less than he would at a weird local Heating & A/C corporation.