Ask my oldest son, Ford, or my husband, Dustin, what they had for lunch the day we drove to Newport, Rhode Island, last year for April vacation, and they will probably remember. They’d also tell you what was playing on the radio and which movie the family had most recently seen together. Ford could probably tell you which shirt he had on.
Whether soldier, sailor, airmen or Marine; single or married; active duty or retired; if you live in Kitsap County, you’re part of the community. That was made clear, we hope, at the annual Military Appreciation Day event April 16 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds pavilion.
I was genuinely surprised. Last week, at a party for my new book, “Got Here As Soon As I Could,” more people than we expected showed up.
Cartoon: Stagnant wages, rising cost of living / April 9, 2016
A year from now, my husband will retire from the Navy, so I have begun the emotional countdown of lasts: last deployment (thank you), last time I see him in uniform (tear) and so forth.
Nationwide, 3,179 deaths and 431,000 injuries were attributed to vehicle accidents involving distracted driving in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That was an increase from the year before, when 3,158 people died and 424,000 were injured.