Thursday, November 8, 2018

Happier Days

With all the angst of the midterms, my spirits were recently lifted. Thought I would share.

Heard some good news from my youngest son. He started going to the VA Hospital which he has avoided since getting out. They reviewed his records and upgraded his disability to 100%. Means a bump in his monthly check.

Went on to say he has participated in some of the PTSD programs and has found them helpful.

I find it heartwarming that at least one VA Hospital is doing a good job for our veterans.

Then we got into “the apple falls from the tree”. When he was sixteen and full of himself, he broke a kitchen chair over my head during an exchange of words. He then got his ass kicked, soundly.

Seems my sixteen year old grandson tried to get physical with his Dad (my son). Got his ass kicked but managed to damage his Dad’s thumb to the point it will need minor surgery.

That grandson’s genetic heritage is Finnish, Norwegian, and Celtic. Berserker? 

My son and I had a good laugh. Maybe that says something about our mentality. Maybe it is genetic. No damned wimp gene,  perhaps.

I never got into a physical scrap with my father. Then again, I left home at sixteen. Probably for the best.


Coffeypot said...

Good news on all accounts. Especially the PTSD help..

Well Seasoned Fool said...

He was never a suicide risk but had quality of life problems.

drjim said...

That's great he's connected with someone who can help him.

Is he going to the VA in Cheyenne?

Well Seasoned Fool said...

No, he lives in S.C.

Old NFO said...

That's great news, and I know that VA location. It has a good reputation!

Well Seasoned Fool said...

A load off my mind. Don't care how old and tough they are, you never stop being a parent.

LL said...

The VA has improved considerably since President Trump took office. I'm glad to see there has been this sort of cause and effect with the benefit going to your son. I have a son-in-law who has also benefited from new military and VA programs for wounded veterans.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Much better but miles to go. Good that you son-in-law is receiving the care he needs (and deserves).