I love and hate Facebook. I spend too much time on it, but I get to keep in touch with old friends. I attended grades 4-7 on a military base. Now for the first time, I am reconnecting (superficially at least) with some of those old schoolmates. I have gotten to wish an old friend good luck for job interviews and seen some super-cute kids. I went to college at a military college. Many of my sorority sisters and friends married men in the military. I was a fraternity sweetheart, and many of those men and other school mates are serving in the military. I live in a rural mountain town, where Afghanistan and Iraq are a world away. There is nothing like hearing of the death of an old friend to bring the war into your home. He has a wife, and three young children who will grow up without him. It is so sad, and the story is and has been happening all over our country. We take so much for granted while others are giving their lives for us. All morning, I have been thinking of college days, of sitting next to him goofing off in German class, of "Mad for Plaid" socials with his fraternity and my sorority. I have been "chatting" with old college friends on Facebook all morning. I do feel a bond with those I went to school with in that special place. If you have a chance today, say a prayer for our military, thank a soldier, or hug a military spouse.