A Melancholy Day

@just4him (113306)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
June 1, 2016 7:34pm CST
June is a month of anniversaries. Today is the 43rd anniversary of my honorable discharge from the Navy. Friday June 3rd will be the 45th anniversary of my graduation from high school. June 9th will be my 44th anniversary of graduating from Boot Camp. So today has been a bit melancholy for me. I enjoyed my time in service, though short lived. I would go back in a heartbeat. Other things to remember this month are not so great. Father's Day is always around Dad's birthday which was June 16 when he would have been 85, and my brother passed two years ago on Father's Day, which then was the day before my dad's birthday. Not a great day for my dad when my brother died. We were all hoping to get together for Father's Day that year, and we did, just not the way we wanted to. So today has been a bit of a nostalgic day, and the month will be the same. Do you have memories for this month? It's also Dairy Month, so if you're not lactose intolerant - drink your milk My Navy Picture
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@jaboUK (53541)
• United Kingdom
2 Jun 16
That's a great picture - is it a photo or a painting? Sorry that the month holds sad memories for you.
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
I had this painted for my parent's wedding anniversary. I just got it back a couple months ago when we cleaned out the house prior to the sale. This picture always amazes me. I really was beautiful back then, though I never would have believed it if anyone had told me. The sad part is, my parents hid this picture and I never once saw it when I went home. I even looked for it once, and never found it. My sister found it when she was cleaning out the house.
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@jaboUK (53541)
• United Kingdom
2 Jun 16
@just4him That really is sad that your parents never displayed it.
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
@jaboUK It really was, and I get it back to find the wire broken on it. So I can't hang it, but I'll get it fixed and hang it in my new apartment.
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@LadyDuck (152287)
• Switzerland
2 Jun 16
I love this picture, it's beautiful. June is not a special month for me, no birthdays or anniversaries to remember.
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
Thank you. I had it painted shortly after I arrived at my duty station in San Diego back in 1972.
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@LadyDuck (152287)
• Switzerland
2 Jun 16
@just4him The seventies were great years, I would love to go back in time.
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
@LadyDuck If I could go back, knowing what I know now, that would be okay, otherwise, I'll just leave the past in the past. All my children were born in the 70's.
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@Elizaby (3621)
• Pensacola, Florida
2 Jun 16
June 17th is my sister and a close friend's birthday and I always joke with him that of my friends his is the easiest to remember as it is the same as my sister's.
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
Happy Birthday to both your sister and your friend.
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@Elizaby (3621)
• Pensacola, Florida
5 Jun 16
@just4him thanks
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jun 16
@Elizaby I did forget the birthday's this month. My son-in-law's birthday is June 30 and my brother-in-law's birthday is June 12.
@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
2 Jun 16
That is a fantastic photo, and you look so young
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
I was 18. Does that qualify?
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
2 Jun 16
@just4him oh yes
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@MGjhaud (20742)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
it's one of my brother's birthday on the 11th and thats it for me this month. nice photo, you look so young.
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
I was 18. Happy Birthday to your brother.
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@Hatley (164671)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Jun 16
wowI just remembered June five is my son Robbie;s birthday thanis for remindin me,
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
Happy Birthday to your son.
• United States
2 Jun 16
We all have memories, some good, some bad. We need to remember the good moments even when we are saddened by the memory of a day that was sad.
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
True. This is a half and half month.
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• United States
2 Jun 16
@just4him I graduated from high school 40 years ago this month. The day eludes me. Guess I am aging or it just doesn't matter.
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
@ElusiveButterfly For some people anniversaries like that don't matter. However, I was reminded of it as I'm having my 45th class reunion this summer.
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@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
2 Jun 16
what a lovely photo. nothing much for us this month
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jun 16
Thank you. It's a painting.
• Centralia, Missouri
3 Jun 16
@just4him oh I didn't realize, That makes it way cooler
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jun 16
@Jessicalynnt It is a beautiful painting.
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@Drosophila (16718)
• Ireland
2 Jun 16
such a pretty picture... June marked the month I moved with my family to England.. we actually arrived on May 31
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
Thank you. I have a hard time realizing that picture is really me, meaning that I was that pretty. I've never seen myself as pretty before. How long did you live in England?
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@Drosophila (16718)
• Ireland
3 Jun 16
@just4him lets see now about 15 years?
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jun 16
@Drosophila That's quite a while.
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• Philippines
2 Jun 16
wow thank you for your service
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
My pleasure. I enjoyed my time in the Navy.
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• Philippines
2 Jun 16
@just4him must be hard at first. during my cat and rotc days i wanted to sign in, but i felt i didn't have guts to do so.
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 I didn't find it hard. Boot Camp was hard, but not afterwards. I did find it exciting to be part of such a great organization.
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
I hope you will smile when you remember those dates my friend
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
I'm smiling now. Though it doesn't look anything like the picture.
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
3 Jun 16
But your smile then and now show sincerity and contentment in your lips my friend
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jun 16
@Yar_Joey Thank you.
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@TRBRocks420 (75565)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Jun 16
Thank you for your service my friend.
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Jun 16
My pleasure.
@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
2 Jun 16
As you say,there are positives and negatives this month,try and think of the good,the bad are there and can not be changed . Have a good day.
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
True.
@DeborahDiane (20760)
• Laguna Woods, California
2 Jun 16
Yes, there can be many happy and sad events for us to remember. Today is the two-year anniversary of our daughter's brain aneurysm which, fortunately, she survived.
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
That's great she survived.
@DianneN (76157)
• United States
2 Jun 16
I love your navy photo!!!! June is my birthday month and my granddaughter's birthday. I have other months that are sad for me, and right now, my husband's brother isn't doing well at all.
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
I'm sad to hear about your husband's brother. Is he the one I've seen in photo's of you in Florida? Thanks. That's a wig by the way. I didn't want to cut my hair when I went in the Navy, so the alternative was to get a wig.
@Macarrosel (7573)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
Well, I have no problem drinking milk but I drink coffee right now . Anyway, June is memorable to me. Seems this June is the best because my eldest daughter is graduating on June 13. Oh, I forget, it also my birthday in June 8. I try to forget my birthday for I hate when one year is added to my age hahaha.
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
It's something that happens whether we like it or not. Happy Birthday to your daughter and you.
@Tampa_girl7 (25386)
• United States
2 Jun 16
Love your photograph.
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@just4him (113306)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Jun 16
Thanks.