Well, the military has made contact with my oldest grandson, Bryce. He's a Junior at Westside High School in Craighead County. He took the ASVAB test the other day and scored in the top 1% in the nation. He scored in the high 90's in science & technology and high 80's in math. Everything else was in the advanced range. The Marine Corp recruiter called him today an spoke with him for several minutes. He takes Advanced Manufacturing and Machining at the VoTech in Jonesboro, and is tops in the class. He programs CNC machines, and writes code for automanufacuturing robots. His pre-test score when school started was the highest they'd ever seen. He and I spoke about his future while on our last hunting trip. I told him to not dismiss the military. It's an option. It's an option for a career. If not as a career, it's a tool to develop his skills and get him started in the direction he wants to go. It can take him places he might otherwise never see. And last, I told him to make sure he has no regrets. One of the very few regrets I have is that I never served in the military. I always planned to. I was planning on joining the Navy or Marines, but upon graduation from high school, the Agri Instructor asked me to stay on for a year, or so, and help teach small engine mechanics, which I did. Then I married, and my oldest daughter came a year, or so later. And, before I knew it, it was too late. I'd missed my chance. I probably would've been turned down anyway because of flat-feet. I've got feet like flippers. Always have. Anyway, I'm just trying to help him find his way thru these last couple of years of high school, and figure out just what he's going to do with himself for the rest of his life.