Laid up for a few days – TTG

Old Soldier by Jeff Smith

Colonel Lang is laid up for a few days in hospital. He’ll be back soon. Getting old is not for the faint of heart. That’s doubly true of old soldiers. We put our bodies though the wringer when we’re young and pay for it in spades if or when we become old.


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49 Responses to Laid up for a few days – TTG

  1. akaPatience says:

    Oh no! I’m sorry to read this and hope the colonel gets well soon. The hospital needs to fix him up so he can resume his post — at his deluxe outdoor kitchen. XOXOXO

  2. Fred says:

    I’ll put him in my prayers. Thanks for the update TTG.

  3. Leith says:

    TTG – Is it possible to send a card?

  4. jerseycityjoan says:

    I am very sorry to hear that. I hope he gets better soon.

  5. d74 says:

    Come back in good shape.
    “Too strong never fails” says the sailor.

  6. Bubba Schwartz says:

    Get well soon, Colonel!

  7. nevio skull says:

    Get well and back soon Col. Lang, we need you on the Ukrainian news analysis front!

  8. Barbara Ann says:


    I wish Col. Lang a speedy recovery but simultaneously hope a brief break from blogging 7 days a week will be therapeutic in some measure. Please pass on my best wishes to the Colonel and his SWMBO, if you have the chance.

  9. Fourth and Long says:

    Get sufficiently better, Colonel. Better – get well.

  10. English Outsider says:

    TTG – please when you see or talk to him pass on my and the Outsider family’s heartfelt best wishes.

  11. John Minnerath says:

    Thanks for the update TTG.
    The Colonel and I went through Jump School in 1962.
    It’s been a long road.

    • Bill Roche says:

      I too count on Pat’s blog every day. I wonder, since TTG looks to be doing double duty on this maybe “correspondents” should lighten up on traffic. Thoughts anyone.

      • TTG says:

        Bill Roche,

        No need to lighten up on traffic. It falls upon us guest authors to manage comments for our posts. It’s a simple matter of doing our duty.

    • Pat Lang says:

      John M
      Luv yal pal.

  12. Dolores O´Neil says:

    Blame on Putin, I guess…like inflation already mounting for a year through Fed stimulus….

  13. Dorothy108 says:

    I am so sorry. I am praying for a very swift recovery for our beloved Col. Lang.

  14. Polish Janitor says:

    Let’s pray it is nothing serious. I wish our beloved colonel a speedy recovery!

  15. James says:

    Swift recovery, Colonel.

  16. Thomas says:

    I hope for the best for him and I hope it’s nothing serious.

  17. blue peacock says:

    Best wishes to a speedy recovery Col. Lang.

  18. cobo says:

    I wish you my best Colonel Lang

  19. robt willmann says:

    You will make it through this — there is a lot of good work to do!

  20. John I. says:


    Thank you for the update. I wish the Colonel a speedy and thorough recovery.

  21. David Strom says:

    Wishing the Colonel a speedy recovery.

  22. Jose says:

    Speedy recovery, many burdens ahead but, you still have shoulders to bear them,

  23. Personanongrata says:

    Speedy recovery – Turcopolier

  24. Stéphane says:

    I wish you to be strong and in good health very soon.

  25. Philip Owen says:

    Pip! Pip! Have a thorough recovery. You are still making a contribution here. We need you back.

  26. jim ticehurst says:

    I Am Hoping The Distinguished Good Colonel is Resting Easy..I Hope He Gets whatever He wants to Eat and is Getting Somr Chicken Noodle Soup to Warm His Bones..

    I Hope He Can Amble About..To The Outhouse OK..And Remembers To Wear His Sippers…The Ones With a Zipper in The Side…I Hope He gets Good Ice Cream
    Its Better than Jekko..

    And Pat..By All Means…Be Nice To The Staff…Its Good For a Late Peanute Butter And Jelly Samwich…Best to You and Your Family..Your TEAM Is Waiting..

  27. optimax says:

    Get well and come back soon

  28. Seamus Padraig says:

    Very sorry to hear that. I will say a prayer for Col. Lang tonight.

  29. Jane says:

    Best Wishes.

  30. zmajcek says:

    Few things can weigh so heavily on a man’s mind, body and soul as prolonged health issues. Best wishes for speedy recovery.

  31. Harper says:

    Dear TTG

    Do you have an update on Pat’s condition? All of us are praying for his full and speedy recovery and would greatly appreciate any updates you can provide. Harper

    • TTG says:


      He is recuperating. Any details beyond that will come from the good colonel, himself.

  32. Deap says:

    Thank you Col Lang for every second you devoted to this engaging forum. Wishing you a very strong rebound. Take care. This small community you created has you in their best thoughts every day.

  33. Stephanie says:

    Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery for the Colonel. Best wishes to him and his family.

  34. jim ticehurst says:

    I Have To Say…I Like the “old Soldier”..Painting used Here..It Reminds me of Colonel Lang…Why…The Face…Thoughtful…Wise..Someone You Know Has “True Grit”

    I Also Have a Leather Vest..Like The One Pictured..Mine is British..and Green..
    We A Know Colone Lang Was a Green Beret..And Earned His Jump Wings..

    Colone ang has also Been Awarded..”The Presidential Rank..Of Distinguished Executive”…

    The ICC;;;(Intel Community) Would Be Smart To Come Here To Pats Community and ..Read Posted Items…Many Impressive and Gifted Posters Here..

    Get Well Pat..

    • TTG says:

      jim ticehurst,

      The painting is of a British WWII reenactor wearing a leather jerkin. It just struck me as appropriate primarily for the quality of the facial expression.

  35. Sam says:

    How are you Col. Lang? Hope you recuperate soon and feel better.

  36. Ishmael Zechariah says:

    I hope Colonel Lang. recovers fully and fast. Best wishes.
    Ishmael Zechariah

  37. Eric Newhill says:

    Glad to hear Col Lang is recuperating. Praying for his continued recovery.

  38. Ranger Ray says:

    Hang in their soldier! We’ve been through worse! Hope to see you back very soon.

  39. Serge says:

    I am praying for Colonel Lang and have full faith that he will pull through like he did last summer.

  40. mac says:

    I hope you are feeling better and on the mend.
    Take good care Sir,

  41. TTG says:


    Update for 12 April:

    “I just spoke with Pat. He’s coming along fine and is in great spirits. He’s religiously enduring the torments of physical therapy as one must. He’s also now deep into doing his taxes. He’ll be back on his blog before long.”

  42. Lefty665 says:

    Col, glad you’re doing well.

    This getting old stuff sucks, but considering the alternative it ain’t so bad. What with death and taxes being the alternatives, each year I get to do taxes I think of them more kindly. Best wishes.

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