Abigail Van Buren has published this article in her “Dear Abby’s Keepers” many years ago. The team of yongsanlegacy.org wanted to share the article with our U.S. Military personnel in Korea, or those who had served in the country, and want to have a moment of laugh.
My problem is one that bothers thousands of GIs, so I hope you will print the answer because it is needed badly. I am a happily married man with a wonderful wife and two small children back in the States. I’ve been in Korea for four months. After living a normal married life for three years, what is a healthy young man supposed to do for his physical needs?
There are 12 women for every GI over here, and women practically throw themselves at our feet. Don’t get me wrong, Abby, I love my wife, but I have a long hitch over here and I’m only human. If you print this, please sign me… Jersey.
Assume for a moment that I received the following letter:
I’m a happily married woman with a wonderful husband and two small children. My husband has been in Korea for four months, and after living a normal married life for three years, what is a healthy young woman supposed to do for her physical needs?
There are plenty of men around, and when they learn that my husband is in Korea, they practically throw themselves at my feet. I love my husband, but he’s going to be gone a long time, and I’m only human, Singed…
Well, Jersey, I would tell that woman to keep as busy as possible with her duties and as many wholesome activities as her time and energy permit. I’d suggest reading, physical exercise, and yes, even prayers. I’d tell her to stay sober and to avoid temptation, and to write to you every day! And that, Jersey, is my answer to you, and to all your buddies in the same lonesome boat. Sincerely.