The Prodigal Son returns to West Point

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  1. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot 5-Year Member

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    After my time on the area and my time these past years in various duty venues, I've finally achieved redemption: I am a guest at the Thayer Hotel. Someone kill the fatted calf, for the wayward wanderer has returned.

    Hopefully, a few forum folks are around this weekend in anticipation of Marchback. If so, PM me or email me through here and we can link up.

    Time for a run, a swim, and a scotch. In that order, naturally.
     
  2. Lee2015

    Lee2015 USMA & USNA Mom 5-Year Member

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    :lolatyou:

    Read your post and had to laugh >>>>>> "In that order">>>>very Mel Gibson!

    Enjoy the scotch!
     
  3. buff81

    buff81 Moderator 5-Year Member

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    So did you get that old feeling of dread in the pit of your stomach as you passed through Thayer Gate? :eek: :shake:
     
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    Just_A_Mom 10-Year Member

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    LOL! That is the burning question!!:thumb:
     
  5. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot 5-Year Member

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    No, I didn't. I have exorcised most of my demons in that regard. West Point, despite the trials and hardships of cadet life, feels like home in many ways.

    I cruised through the barracks yesterday and saw my old room, and the last room that Paul Pena lived in. As the years have passed and life has become ever so much more complicated, I find that West Point is imbued with an abiding sense of belonging. On a lazy, breezy summer afternoon I think that the cadet area is as peaceful and inviting as anywhere I've ever been.

    Your cadets will feel that way one day, too. It just takes awhile.
     

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