The Military Vehicle Under The Christmas Tree

How do you feel about skydiving? Some people love the adrenaline rush, but I also know folks who get shaky just thinking about it. When I was a kid, my GI Joe action figures had no choice but to enjoy the ride. They came with little parachutes attached, and I used to beg my sisters to throw them out of the second-story bedroom window of our house.

I would wait in the yard below itching with anticipation, ready to snatch them out of the air. Usually they came floating down peacefully, but the parachutes didn’t always want to open up, so sometimes I’d have to make a mad dash to catch one of the Joes before he smashed into the ground or the wall and broke into pieces.