|DS||a long time ago||I will tell you all (a story)||then|
I will tell you all [a story], then.
|now||I am seventy||three||my age|
I am seventy-three years old now.
|and then||I am old||I think||now|
So I think I am old.
|so||this||when I'm young||living||when I was seventeen||my mom||my dad||both||I told them||sign me up|
So when I was seventeen years old, I told my mom and dad to sign me up.
|like||service, like||to get in||I wanted to|
I wanted to get into the service.
|but||they would have to sign me up||to go|
But they had to sign me up before I could go.
|and then||they signed me up||I went|
Then they signed me up and I went.
|before I went||everything||I know||I used to think|
Before I went, I used to think I knew everything.
|Then||sign up||about to get in||I was there||I learned||that I didn't know anything|
Then I signed up and went and I learned that I didn't know anything.
|year||four||I did||eventually did||now||why||this||I signed in for|
I had signed up for four years, my hair was shaved,
|I thought||get in||head||even the hair||none||they shaved my||when they finally put me in there|
and I thought, "Now why did I sign up for this?"
|then||sense knowledge)||I did not have enough||I learned|
Then I learned that I didn't have enough knowledge.
|they fussed at us||they told us what to do||what||to do||little kids||like that||they kept us||they did|
They fussed and told us what to do and treated us like little kids.
|eventually||like||and then||while I was there||again||I was waiting||I was seventeen||to get there||waited||I was there||I got in||while I was there||year||four||had signed up||did||twenty-one||get there||thought||I was there/around|
I had waited to turn seventeen to get in and had signed up for four years, and I wanted to hurry up and turn twenty-one.
|eventually||again||I liked it|
Eventually I liked it.
|but||back||came||I was here/around||again||I'm going to get in||I had thought||I had fun||this||there||outside||I went out||I was having fun||go--||I didn't go||whatever||I eventually stopped||whatever||I went||trade||school|
I came home and thought I would go back, but I enjoyed being home and eventually stayed and went to trade school.
|therefore||I went to work there||I moved||somewhere else||I settled||I lived||I got old||did|
I went to work somewhere else, moved, and settled there and grew old.
|so||I like it||where I live|
So I like where I live.
|here, too||where we have always lived||I come here||I like it, but||my house, too||I live||I like it|
I like coming here where we have always lived, but I like my home, too.
|so||that's about it|
So that's about it.
|or else||too much||I might talk|
Because I might talk too much.
That's it, then.