... Look, I know what you're saying, and why, but you're being a dick about it.
Ever seen someone rock up at an ANZAC day with fake medals and/or a fake war story to go along with it? It's not pretty, nor should it be.
I never have bothered - my younger brother does, in Port Lincoln, wears our grandfather's and our father's medals but is quite open about he's never served.
He's wanted me to send him mine -no idea what they are or where they are, somewhere around here I suppose, or maybe I gave them to mother to put in the war chest - I really do not remember because I never really cared much.
I don't actually know how many that adds up to that he wears, to honor our ancestors - I find it all a bit of a wank really, but he enjoys it, and being he out masses me by quite a bit and all muscle, I just smile :) We are very, very good friends, had a long chat to him yesterday :)
Siblings are often not like that, my daughters certainly are not,but all five of us get along fine :)
Let me think, grandfather had four I think - two just for serving but one for some crazy thing he did on the Somme I think. and something crazy he did in WWII. Dad had three I think, again two service but being he spent most of his time defusing post WWII bombs they handed him something as he left.
I really have never bothered to count mine, nor know where they came from, certainly more than one country - perhaps I should care more but I don't...
My crazy uncle who died decades ago, he had a double row, but he didn't take much notice either - I think the only time he ever pinned them on was when he was summoned to the Palace because he was awarded on OBE - about a year before he died - way too young, drank himself to death - unfortunately can be the outcome of living on the wild side.
I just take valium but my doc is not amused by my stress levels sometimes,. PTSD - knocks you around, but which would you prefer, exist or live ?
Quality over quantity, any time :)
Edited by chrisg, 24 January 2017 - 05:02 PM.