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VFW Post 4174:

By Submitted by Pat Whitehall - | Sep 29, 2021

When I graduated high school, like many others before me, I felt I knew it all and decided the time was ripe for me to leave home, get my own apartment and begin living the real life. It didn’t take very long for me to find out I really did not know it all. As a matter of fact, I still had a lot to learn!

Fifty-five years later, I am still learning something new every day and am amazed at the conceit of my younger self.

Just the other day, I learned that if you put salt on a napkin and put it under your glass, it will not stick to the glass when you are picking it up. Well, when I tried this neat trick on my mom’s glass coffee table atop her very light beige carpeting, it didn’t go over too well. But, that’s not to say I didn’t learn something from the occasion. I definitely won’t do that again, at least not in her living room!

What does this have to do with VFW Post 4174? Well, we have so many veterans and families who are members and they come from many different states and walks of life. There is a wealth of new things to be learned from talking to any of these great people at any time. They are so knowledgeable on so many different subjects, it’s a real experience meeting and associating with them.

If one is unable to travel, just discussing the places of interest in other states can be fascinating while it’s always engrossing to converse on the many different foods from a particular area and comparing the recipes. And there is often a special story behind the serving of a particular dish on a specific holiday or special occasion.

More likely than not, any one of our veterans can offer some excellent advice, whether it be on how to fix your car, plant certain plants in Florida soil, purchase a special paint for a certain project, build a set of shelves, rescreen your pool cage or any other chore one might be contemplating. And in many instances, the veteran himself/herself might be the right person to assist you or do the job reasonably for you.

The public is welcome at our Post any time and we’d be more than happy to have you drop in sometime. You’d be glad you did!