Her mother, her mother's friend and her brother were able to spend Family Day with her and then attended the graduation ceremony.
Nicki with her brother, Chris.
Jim, my daughter Jeri and granddaughter Nicki
Nicki told me in her last letter that she was excited to get her dress uniform - mostly because she had worked so hard for the privilege of wearing it. She left right away for Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where she begins her training as a Medic.
There will be more letters as soon as I have her new address. Because I lead such a quiet life (read boring) I have been writing some about my family when I was growing up and about the lives of my parents when they were children. She said she enjoys those stories and I am glad she does. She is one more of that generation who will know who and where she came from. I think it is important to pass on the family stories from one generation to the next.
Pictures are nice and I am glad to have them. But what I am really looking forward to is a hug from my granddaughter when she is home for Christmas.