|Chuck and Angie Mood|
April 26, 1980
Our anniversary week always begins with remembering the day, April 23, 1980, that my husband graduated from Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. That day started our "wedding week" and it was a whirlwind.
|Isabelle Hume Mood, 2LT Charles Mood,|
Angie Abbate Mood
Lackland Air Force Base
April 23, 1980
Chuck's parents and I flew to San Antonio for his graduation on a Tuesday. After arriving in San Antonio we quickly took in a River Parade the night before attending his graduation on Wednesday of that week. We flew home to Florida on Thursday afternoon. Friday was the rehearsal and dinner, Saturday the wedding and on Sunday we said goodbye to family and friends before heading toward California on Monday. Destination? Mather Air Force Base.
|Angie's Hiking Outfit!|
|Yep, there she is,|
the beautiful, red, 1974 Camaro!
The last day of our trip the battery went dead in the beautiful, red, 1974 Camaro. (Did I mention how much I loved my beautiful, red, 1974 Camaro?) We got a jump start in southern California and drove the rest of the way to Sacramento without turning the car off. We arrived at Mather, parked the beautiful, red 1974 Camaro and there it sat until the next day when we could get help. Yep, we walked to the TLF (Temporary Living Facility, in Air Force speak.) that would be our home for the first few weeks of marriage.
|Charles Gordon Mood, Angie Abbate Mood, COL Charles Wayne Mood,|
Sarah Mood Lyons, James Alexander Lyons
Chuck's retirement, April 2012
Here are some take aways after 33 years. Chuck retired from the Air Force last year on April 23, the 32nd anniversary of his commissioning, a job more than well done. We still visit forts on most every road trip and I am still rarely dressed appropriately for the occasion. I sometimes, actually, enjoy the journey more all these years later. Us= me, always in a hurry...Chuck, never too busy to notice the details along the way. We see people with campers now and
*Irving Berlin's "Always"
*Dan Fogleberg's "Longer"