Discussion in 'Service Academy Parents' started by Pahndah, Jul 6, 2010.
Though I must admit, if it couldn't be written using his thumbs and his Droid, I didn't hold out a great deal of hope of getting one.
And even if ordered to do so, he'd comply and write something, show it to his leadership as having been completed, and then forget to mail it. HA! I fully believe we'll see it ... after he cleans his stuff out graduation weekend.
Where is your New Cadet/Midshipman btw? Mine is USMA.
Hang in there! The pony express is just changing horses. Our one and only letter last year took forever but once he had email, we would get quick emails about once a week~especially when he needed something sent to him.
From whom are you expecting a letter? Aren't you a class of 2015 applicant?
@CPT; Haha yeah, I wasn't sure what to expect... my brother's not much of a writer, but still. And he's at USMA as well.
@KP13; Lol okie-doke... which academy is yours at?
@Tucker; That I am. [Or was - got my rejection from USMA several weeks ago.] I'm waiting for one from my brother.
I finally received a few today. A few, because my New Cadet is a female. Probably going to be a big disparity for that fact alone. They were postmarked at different dates last week. Most were required to write last week, but many never got the opportunity to mail them. Regardless, they look forward to every piece of mail that reaches THEM. Keep sending letters and know that your words of encouragement and support are what keep them sane. Send jokes too. Cadre asks for jokes every day and you never know what privileges may come from a little laugh.
I've been sending letters every day. I remember the joy of a mail call in which I received something, and the dull ache when I left empty handed.
Letters don't have to be anything super detailed or inspirational, just letting your cadet/mid know what's going on around town, stupid things the dog (or their sibling) may have done, and that you're thinking of them and proud of them.
I always end the letter with a joke or humor posting, usually about the military (the best target of the joke being one of the other services...it humors the cadre). I also try to include the last few days of his favorite comic strip too. There is a good web site for cut and paste of the strips, too. It's rather creatively called: www. comics.com. It has almost all of the strips you'd expect, and then some.
Still haven't heard anything back, but as I said earlier, I almost don't expect to, except maybe the ice cream social call on July 18th (USMA cadets). It's hard on my wife, but again, we both know our kid and know what to expect.
Join Date: Jun 2010
I just got a phone call tonight at about 9.... my brother's coming home.
Are you still applying for 2015 do you understand the commitment?
Pahndah: You have a rejection letter already?
Is your brother a plebe?
Pandah, why would you expect a letter if he's on his way home?
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