Friday, June 14, 2013

Teenage Advice From Dahlonega, GA

I spent the day in Dahlonega with Judy and the grandkids.  We panned for gold, road a tractor pulled cart through the old abandoned gold fields on a trail lined with OLD farming and mining equipment and some goats, chickens, turkeys and pigs.  



















Plus we walked around the old town square shopping and had a great lunch on a patio.  

 

















It was a fun day, but the most productive thing of the day was the above t-shirt that gives words of wisdom to all the teenagers out there.

Plus, with today being Flag Day and the 238 Birthday of the US Army, my grandson, Jarrett, told me he talked to the Army Recruiter and will sign up for the Future Soldiers Program and will start when he graduates next year.  I tired and failed to get him to talk to the Navy and Air Force, but the Navy was closed and the Air Force said he would have to go to a different office because of were he lives.  But he has had his heart set on the Army because of his dad, granddad and grandmom in Texas who were both Army during Korea.

I am so proud of him and his sister that I could burst.  They are both good, caring kids... and I expect payment for those comments in the mail soon. HA!


10 comments:

Janie Junebug said...

I know how you love those kids. It's great.

Love,
Janie

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Smart kids!

Vapid Vixen said...

What fun! Love the t-shirt advice. I know a few kids I'd love to hand those out to.

Old NFO said...

Great day, congrats and enjoy the time with the family!!!

NavyOne said...

It sounds like you all are producing the next gen of great Americans. One tiny plea, why not the Navy? Don't give up on 'em. . .

Coffeypot said...

Thanks, all. N1, I have tried. But his dad was Army and his granddad and grandmother were Korean Army... the met in the Army. I think it's because of his dad that he wants to go the other way.

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Unfortunately, that t-shirt is becoming more and more relevant, and before long, my 9 year will need one.

It takes a special, devoted person to commit there time to the Army. Amazing, strong grand kid you have there.

Coffeypot said...

JJ, I do!
WSF - Yes they are, thank you.
VV, too many could wear the shirt as truth.
ONF, they are the highlight of my weekends... when I get to see them. They are growing up with new friends and freedoms, so we don't see them every weekend like we used to.:(
The Girl... I wish he had chosen Navy, but I'll support him anyway. And you are right. The military is all volunteer now and made up of special people.

Momma Fargo said...

Awesome grandkids! That sounded like a fun trip. Glad you got out and explored. If they turn out half as good as you...they will be fine!

Wrexie said...

Aww... they ARE awesome kiddos! My teenage munchkin is in JROTC...he LOVES it. (Ours is Army sponsored, so don't tell them he's interested in the Marines)