I have been home from Tucson since 1974, and I was a very agressive and zealous for the Catholic Church to learn as much as I could as possible. I ran into alot of Apathy and so what attitudes. The Viet Nam war was over and I wanted to get back into the dating as soon as possible.
I was made to feel like a FREAK. I was a new Veteran of the Air Force, proud of my accomplishments, and meet a nice Lady and start a new life. I might as well have lived in a Zoo.
I am a conservative, a good work record, and clean background.
The attitude was so what. The point being John I wasnt considered good enough. I was rejected alot, and how many times I felt worthless.
When your selfesteem is shot and the same for a woman, young people were into vices, where did marriage stand a chance. The Church at that time, single people were invisible at that time, being single was the in thing and pursuing as high an education as possbile. Marriage was the last thing in ones mind.
I am 63 now, and just a tired warrior/searcher I feel like rip van winkle. Thank you for letting express myself. If anyone does not like my entry delete it.
You have much courage John, GOD be with you