Government Property – A Memoir of a Military Wife


Government Property –

A Memoir of a Military Wife

By Tessa Dean


Copyright © 2020 Tessa Dean

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 five grandchildren.

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?