To the editor:
Waiting for take-out at KFC, I chatted with a gentleman who had a prosthetic device as a right arm and an empty sleeve instead of a left arm. He told me when I asked that he had lost the limbs in 1968 during the Vietnam War. I told him that my husband fought I Korea and a brother in Iwo Jima, and said, “But they were luckier than you.” He said, Oh, I was lucky.” I asked, “Because you survived?” He said, “No, because I married my lovely wife and we have our wonderful children and I would not have them otherwise.
I said, “What a wonderful attitude!” and left in tears.
We all need a reminder once in a while.