The #1 son informed me this afternoon that he won the VFW Voice of America Audio Essay Contest for Newmentia. While I would like to think that his excitement was the result of reaping a reward for a job well done...I'm more inclined to suspect that the prize money of $100 had more to do with his elation.
KUDOS, #1, on your succinct, heartfelt speech on "Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military?"
That boy can turn a phrase, and project it with conviction. He has placed in this contest the past two years, but this is his first win.
In the equal time department, The Pony received straight 'A's on his report cart. Not 'A-'s, mind you. Straight 'A's. Unfortunately, the Absentminded Professor forgot his gym clothes this morning. Adolescence is a harsh, brain-addling taskmistress some days.