It's 1942 and my Dad and his friend are going off to war. His friend's father took them to the railroad depot and as they waited for the train, not much was said. Dad had said his goodbye's at home amidst the usual "Be carefuls and Come home safely" type advice. His friend's Dad said nothing, but as they prepared to board the train, he finally spoke:
"There's somethin' I need to say to you."
"Son, I should've told you this before....."
"Boy, whatever you do....Don't get tattooed."