This morning I was exchanging emails with my mother-in-law about our favorite topic, Daniel. It was the typical chatter until she said this:
“Did you know he felt the same way about you? I found one of his notebooks “I love Jo”… I didn’t even know who you were… boys are dumb. Yes, I’m serious. After he left for the Marines I went thru all the trash in his truck accumulated from 4 years of high school….all in his truck. I saw it then, artistically decorating the back cardboard cover of a beaten up notebook. I wish I had kept it …had I known. And I will add that I did not see any other girls names anywhere…that’s one reason I noticed “I love Jo.””
Awe! He doodled me! It must have really been meant to be! When I was 16 I use to chase Daniel up and down the halls of Oak Ridge High. I was a silly little girl and he was so fine!
Daniel was 17 when he went off to boot camp, his parents had to sign consent because he was underage.I’m not sure how old he is here… 20-21? I love this pic.
Daniel is 18-19 years old in this pic, he looks like a baby!
Be safe ladies, sleep with a Marine 🙂
** Interesting Fact of The Day ** Daniel’s nickname in the Marine Corps was “Whiskey Vick.” He has whiskey colored eyes and consumed whiskey excessively during the glory years! He has a plaque to prove it!