Becky’s World

A Day in the Life of Becky

For the Ladies in My Life

I created this video while in Iraq, over 2 years ago, while stuck in the tents awaiting our move into the trailers. It took awhile to figure out how to post it to my website; and now that the site is upgraded, better late than never. I love this video and it got me through many rough times.

It reminds me how lucky I am to have such strong, wonderful women in my life.

Although it makes me cry to watch it, they are tears of happiness, pride and love.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.
Keep in mind my picture options while in Iraq were limited, therefore, so women didn’t even make the video that should have.
There is music, so ensure your volume is up.


July 6, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Who Knew about Fruits and Vegetables?

Perhaps I should go back and take biology again. I thought I knew what a fruit and what a vegetable were….but I was wrong, or was I?

Technically speaking, in scientific terms, if it has seeds, it’s a fruit. By those terms, the following are fruit: pumpkins, cucumbers, squash, green beans, and bell peppers.

However, if you are speaking in culinary terms, they are vegetables.

Get this, the US Supreme Court said a tomato is a vegetable, even though technically it’s a botanical fruit.

Crazy huh? Check this site out for more info: Fruit or Vege?

March 17, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Speaking Out – Soldier to Soldier

I was asked to speak at a veteran’s group in January. It was my honor to do so. This is a special meeting once a year call the “Last Man’s Club”. Its a annual meeting for those surviving soldiers of the Korean, Vietnam and World Wars. This is a long standing tradition among many soldiers, and I was more than happy to speak with them about my experiences in Iraq, about the common soldier experience and how the face of war has changed over the years.

There were two articles posted in the Stillwater papers:

1. Announcing my invitation to speak

2. Afterwards (check out the attractive picture)

February 1, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Dust, Sand….Everywhere

Last night we had the worst dust storm I have ever witnessed. I walked out the trailer and couldn’t see more than 10 feet in front of me. By the time I walked to the bathroom and back – I was covered in sand. My hair, eyelashes, and clothes were coated; I looked like a ghost. It was actually pretty amazing! So, I slept with my head under the covers all night so I didn’t have to breathe all that dust in. Even though I was in my trailer, the AC (which is necessary in the 107 heat already) pumps the air into the trailer. There was an orange layer of dust on EVERYTHING this morning. Quite eerie.

May 17, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment