Government Property – A Memoir as a Military Wife


Government Property –

A Memoir as a Military Wife

By Teresa Dean Smeigh


Copyright © 2019 Teresa Dean Smeigh

All rights reserved. No part of this book can be reproduced, copied, scanned or distributed in any printed or elec­tronic form without express written permission of the author. This book contains material protected under United States Federal copyright laws.

Dedication and Thanks

I dedicate this book to my children and their father, Andrew Smeigh. Between us, we had three great children and four grandchildren (at the time this was written – this will change around the end of the year).

I also dedicate this book to our best friends Charles and Kimbaly Stanley who were there for us during the military years and who helped raise our children, while my husband and I were working. My husband was defending our country and I was serving the Officers of the United States military at their Officer’s club in their times of recreation.

I also thank Charlie for his service to our country and to Kim for standing by him as a dedicated military wife.

Work Of Creative Non-Fiction

This is a work of creative non-fiction. The events are portrayed to the best of my knowledge. A memoir is written from memory and memory can be flawed. If I got anything wrong, I apologize.

I may have changed some people’s names and/or descriptions to protect privacy. All Rights Reserved.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Government Property 

Chapter 2 – Eyes Left

Chapter 3 – A Baby, Girl or Boy?

Chapter 4 – Another Baby, Girl or Boy?

Chapter 5 – Beaches

Chapter 6 – Cruelty to Animals

Chapter 7 – Officer’s Club Part-Time

Chapter 8 – Wall of Fire

Chapter 9 – Time to Re-enlist?

Chapter 10 – Settling into Civilian Life

Chapter 11 – Death in the Family

Chapter 12 – Canoe Trip with Girls

Chapter 13 – Another Baby, Girl or Boy? Hospital Complications!

Chapter 14 – Skating Rink and Harley LifeStyle

Chapter 15 – Molestation of our Children

Chapter 16 – Camping Trip to Florida

Chapter 17 – Children and Their Antics, Plus Other Humorous Stories

Chapter 18 – Scuba Diving and the Bahamas

Chapter 19 – Break Down and Needing Psychological Help

Chapter 20 – First Grandchild

Chapter 21 – Open Marriage

Chapter 22 – Divorce (The End)