Posts tagged Darrell

I'm waiting in line to cross back to the USA at San Ysidro

Most of the time an old man was ahead of me. About 15 minutes ago a young couple with a baby in a stroller walk up to the old man and cut ahead of me. They talk for a minute and the old man walks away.

I say to the couple “it must be nice to have a grandpa who will wait in line for you.” The woman replied that the old man was her husband’s uncle.

My uncle was a medic in WWII. He was captured as a P.O.W. in the Battle of The Bulge. When the Germans asked for volunteers to put out the fires when the Allies were bombing Dresden, he told them to go suck eggs.

I wouldn’t dare to ask my uncle to wait in this line for me.