Early in my career, I noted that military families—especially officers who were widely travelled—owned a lot more “stuff” than most of their civilian counterparts.  And it finally dawned on me that, for them, home probably WAS their stuff.  So I felt affirmed when I read the following letter from Alan Whittle in a recent READER’S DIGEST;

“Being in the Air Force means having to move frequently.  When some friends of ours were transferred to a nearby base, the local TV station interviewed them for a human-interest story.  The interviewer asked their five-year-old daughter how she felt about settling into a new home.  She calmly replied, ‘Oh, we carry our home with us—we just have to find a house to put it in.’”

Out of the mouths of babes…..