We made it back to the farm and got all the animals in fenced in areas or pens. Then we told the others about what we had discovered. While we were
sitting around talking about that we saw, one of the kids grabbed a hand crank radio and started to mess around with it...we got music!!! We hadn't
heard a radio since this whole thing started. We all stopped talking and just listened.
A voice came across after the song and said it was time for the news. We had no idea of what was happening anywhere in the world and we were all
anxious to hear what they had to say.
It started off with a pledge of some sort, we all just kinda looked at each other and didn't know what to say...then it said that the Americans were
scared and running for the hills and wooded areas throughout the country.
A womans voice told all us Americans to give up, for we were no match for the Western Alliance...We all sat there in shock...hearing this come out
over the radio.
The broadcast lasted about 15 minutes and from the information told, we figured that the West Coast was now Nevada, Idaho, and Arizona. The East Coast
was blew back to the stone age and the enemy was being held to the west...around the rockies and to the east at about the Columbus Ohio area, and
going south to the gulf...to about the mississippi river.
There were a few cities in middle america that were getting bombed from the enemy...quite often...from the sound of the broadcast...It seems that
China, Russia, Iran, Mexico and North Korea were the main forces that we were dealing with.
I know all of us were glad we came out here when we did...who knows what all happened back at our old homes.
As we were thinking about it and letting it sink in, We saw several explosions and balls of fire on our way out here...one was within an hour of us
leaving...talk about timing...then there was a road block..check point what was blown up...the aircraft making the night sky glow..wow..we had no idea
that our country could have that much distruction done to it by others...after all we were Americans...that just doesn't happen to us....so we use to
We needed to know more...we sat around and talked for a few hours about everything we heard. It was in the backs of all our minds..to go and see if we
could help with the fighting on the fronts and defend this great nation.
All of us guys went and talked about it outside, away from the ladies and kids. After a few minutes, we all said we needed to hear more news, before
we took off, half cocked and just try and wonder to find the front...so we all agreed to wait for a few days more news of what was happening, before
we did anything.
We assigned 1 person to be searching the radio for other stations. About that time, dad said that we needed a short wave radio...John had one in his
RV, it was in the pole barn..so he went and got it.
They had tried several times before to use it and had no luck getting anything for the first few months, so we all just kinda forgot about it. John
was able to get 2 other stations on it. 1 was for the USA and the other was for the enemy forces...it kinda made us think of the old 1980's movie Red
We listened to the radio for several hours, and they repeated everything many times....they only had about 20 minutes of information on it and it just
kept repeating itself.
We put the radios away and all headed to bed, with our heads spinning from all the events of the day.
Wendy curled up next to me and asked me to just hold her. She was scared and worried that we all would take off and head to the front to fight,
leaving them all alone. I asked her how she figured that? She said that with Mike and I...it was easy to see the experiance we had with the military,
Bill was just that kinda guy...always wanting to help where he could...and he would go with us. John, well with his ability to do metal work and
shoot, he could be a big help in maintaining the weapons, vehicles that would be used to fight them....and your dad, as much as he loves your mom...he
was destroyed tonight when you all went out to talk about going. I asked her how she knew that...she said I am not blind or stupid...we all know how
you guys are....and your mom started to cry. Your dad said you never back down and you always wanted to be where the action was...just like when you
were in the Marines...you always volenteered to go, change units and cross decked on deployments..to be in the thick of it.
I was speachless....she knew me to well. I put my arms around her and held her next to me. I felt a wet spot on my arm...it was from Wendy's
eyes...they were leaking water.
I just held her tight throughout the night and ran my fingers through her hair every now and again...to comfort her.
When the sun came up, I was already awake...so, I grabbed a cup of coffee and started playing with the radio, to see if there was any new news. Dad
was up and came out to join me. He grabbed a cup of coffee and sat down.
edit on 20-1-2012 by saltdog because: spelling
20-1-2012 by saltdog because: spelling