Wait what? Did you say you want to join the Marines???
Poor Bluebell. She cried. She cried as her 17 year old son The Hunter walked out the front door with a Marine Corps recruiter to go take a "practice" ASVAB test.
Let me back up a bit, that is actually the middle of the story.
Yesterday the phone rang. The person on the other end asked to speak to The Hunter. The Hunter is a high school senior, and has been receiving lots of phone calls and mailers from colleges. He does not plan on going to college. He has been going to Technical school during his Junior and Senior year and has learned welding. He wants to be a welder when he graduates. He is looking into the Welding Apprenticeship programs at BAE and the Naval Shipyard. So we were pretty sure he was going to do the apprenticeship program and start his life as an adult working and going to school. Then THE phone call came...