aimless ramblings of a twenty something military spouse, born and raised in north carolina, lived in mississippi for a year, and now stationed in georgia. i seem to have an unhealthy obsession with the south, having my toes in the sand with an ocean view, endless shopping, cars of all sorts, candles galore, shoes that i'll never wear, and f.r.i.e.n.d.s.

Genuinely heartbreaking  — In  Rockford, Iowa, on Aug. 19, a Labrador retriever named Hawkeye lays near  a casket holding his owner, Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson, who was one of  dozens killed when insurgents shot down a helicopter on Aug. 6 in  Afghanistan.
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