After that, I was a Navy wife until my husband retired in 1993. I've been packed up and moved two days after Christmas. I've had pack ups from two locations, as Vicki had. I've looked out over the row upon row of white stones of Arlington, though it was from my office window rather than my assigned housing. I've worried about loved ones in danger and had to wait to hear their voices. I've had to be both parents to my children when I was 3000 miles away from my own parents.
Vicki's memories were sort of like sitting down with one of the wives in the Wives' Club and chatting during a deployment. Talking over shared experiences and memories of bases we'd both been to. I can't imagine how this book might come across to someone who has no ties to the military (any branch), but to anyone affiliated with it, this book will seem like a comfortable conversation between friends. Some laughs, some tears, some fears covered with a laugh. Some you just can't.
This should be a must read for all military wives! You could ask for no better view of military life than what Vicki Cody presents in these memoirs.