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Sue's daughter is sailing to the Gulf
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SAILING AWAY
By Sue Deakin
Sue talks about her daughter Becky, who's in the Navy and is sailing to the Gulf. She's kind and considerate, and is always sending presents and "miss you" cards home. She phoned Sue on her 18th birthday to tell her she was going to the Gulf, but Sue didn't really take it in at the time. If Sue could have her home she would, but she realises it's part of her job and she's fighting for her country, which is what it's all about. But Sue never thought that there would be a war again when Becky joined up, and she would have discouraged it if she knew, particularly at such a young age. She's rung Sue nearly every night - she's missing Sue but she's happy, and that's what's important. Sue thinks she's doing very well.

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Jason
I think Sue has raised a respectable and honourable young woman and it impresses me how the contact between mother and daughter is so strong. I too agree that if we knew there would be another world war, I would be inclined to allow my son (if he was of age and wanted to) to join the navy or even the army. We're entitled to have fears about what could happen to our children out there. Still, her daughter is out there and my thoughts are out there with her. Well done Sue.




Title:
SAILING AWAY
Contributor:
Sue Deakin
Length:
2.22 mins
Date:
12 Feb 2003
Source:
Video Nation Stoke and Staffordshire
Country:
England - West Midlands
Location:
Fenton
Categories:
Fears
Parenting
Values
Feature:
Conflict in Iraq


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