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George M. Keyes - Signed Articles of Agreement January 18, 2009, 9th Learner

1st Learner in the State of Washington

United States Navy

This is my beginning to My Life, My Lineage, My First Paperback Book. I invite you to read my journey as I compose each chapter of the 14 Level Reintegration Program. My success is your success and our community's success. Thank you for your courage and support. To post comments you must register with our community. You can view this outline  I am using to map out my progess. Thank you for your comments, I value them.

 

  • Saturday, February 07, 2009 22:03 | George Keyes
    Greeting to all that read this:
    I am about to tell you a story that made my life interesting.
    After graduating from high school I went directly to USNTC San Diego, CA, What a culture shock. I had no idea what I was in for. I thought that the military was going to be a snap. Then the drill people got hold of us and we found that we were in VERY bad shape.
    I played football and thought I was in good physical shape. I was wrong.We marched and did push ups and all the rest until we thought we were going to die. But, of course we did not die. We became military personnel.
    I server in the Navy between the Koran action and Viet Nam.
     I went to Hospital Corps school at Balboa Naval Hospital, and graduated 2nd in my class.
    After being released from the Navy I returned home and started working in a civilian hospital and found that all the experience gained in the Navy was a waste. I could  use that experience only if I went back to school.
    I was determined to continue working in the medical field, so went back to school and became an LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse) in 1990. I did a lot of other thing and tried many more, but found that my calling was to be a nurse.
    I worked in civilian hospitals in the ER, OR, patient care, ICU, and Long Term care, doctors office and home health and cared of children with sever disabilities. After my divorce I mover to Washington state and married my wife, now after   5 yrs. I am very happy with my life. I retired in 2003 after working in the health care industry for 30 years, I have gone back to work driving a wheelchair van.
    Life is good and I am enjoying it to the utmost.

    So much of my life is a blur that I am not sure that I can remember all of it. My first wife and the mother of my children and I started life in the San Francisco bay area. She was headed for Hawaii with friends and decided to stop of and work in aa hospital. We met there and got married and started our family. We had 1 son and 2 daughters. Today they all are grown and have families of thier own.  I have 3 grand children, and to my chrigrin I do not see them very often. My son lives in the Sacramento, Calif. area, and my oldest daughte live in Indiana and my youngest lives in Texas. Each has thier own familys. I can only hope that there are happy with the life they have chosen.

    After 9/11 I moved to Vancouver, WA to be closer to my sister. It appears that she and my present wife are my family.
    About 10years ago I contracted Diabetes and have been doing medications and now insulin injections daily. I know that I will get any better but I hope that I will nnot get worse. It does take its toll on the body and mind.
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