Clare Crawley’s Ex-Fiance Benoit Reacts to Dale Moss Engagement

first_img– Advertisement – “Congratulations @ClareCrawley and @DaleMoss13!!!” he captioned the post. “Clare, you deserve all the best!! Sooo happy for you.”Clare Crawley's Ex-Fiance Benoit Reacts to Her Engagement to Dale MossCourtesy of Benoit Beausejour-Savard/InstagramBeauséjour-Savard also commented on Crawley’s proposal photo via Instagram. “You deserve all the love and happiness!! Happy for you two,” he wrote.The Canada native met Crawley on The Bachelor Winter Games, which aired in 2018, and proposed to her during the live finale. However, the pair called it quits two months later.- Advertisement – Beauséjour-Savard has been supportive of Crawley’s search for love on The Bachelorette. In March, he shared a supportive message to his ex after she was announced as the new leading lady.Clare Crawley's Ex-Fiance Benoit Reacts to Her Engagement to Dale MossBenoit Beausejour-Savard. Courtesy of Benoit Beausejour-Savard/Instagram“Congratulations to this gem!! She will be an amazing Bachelorette,” he wrote via Instagram at the time. “She is smart, fun, strong, knows what she wants and most importantly, she will call out the guys messing around!! Hell yeah!!”Beauséjour-Savard even filmed a segment with Crawley that was supposed to air during the season premiere, but it was ultimately cut. ABC executive Rob Mills tweeted in October that they “didn’t have time for the footage.” However, Beauséjour-Savard thought producers wanted to portray Crawley in a negative light.- Advertisement – “She has some good qualities than right now what we’ve seen it’s only [the] drama part,” he said on Ben Higgins and Ashley Iaconetti‘s “Almost Famous” podcast in October. “Clare is a really deep person. She likes to get to know you on a really deeper level, which is not showing at all.”Crawley and Moss’ whirlwind romance on The Bachelorette concluded with the hairstylist professing her love for Moss after two weeks of filming. The former NFL player reciprocated her feelings and got down on one knee during Thursday’s episode.The couple left the show together, paving the way for Tayshia Adams to step in as the next Bachelorette.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants No hard feelings? Clare Crawley‘s ex-fiancé, Benoit Beauséjour-Savard, weighed in on her getting engaged to Dale Moss and cutting her Bachelorette journey short.The Bachelor Winter Games alum, 33, shared a photo via his Instagram Story on Thursday, November 5, of Moss, 31, proposing to Crawley, 39, just four episodes into season 16.- Advertisement –last_img read more

I wish I had the courage to ask my dad about Vietnam

first_imgI’d never seen him do that before. He stood stock-still, as though he were defending something.Dad has never broadcast his military service, but around that time he confessed – in a long conversation on Interstate 20 toward New Orleans – that he felt people like him were “under-appreciated,” that they were being “pushed out,” their service to the nation taken for granted.We were on the way to meet up with my brother for a father-son fishing trip. Dad was driving a black Hyundai with peach-colored Georgia plates mounted in a frame that read “Vietnam Veteran.” That was new. My dad has never asked to be thought of as a hero, but somewhere in that burgeoning period of conspicuous militarism, he found the room to do something he’d never done before: publicly identify himself as a veteran, and bear on his license plate and on his person the sometimes wordless emblems of military service.When I was a boy, Dad’s Army service uniform hung in a closet in my brother’s room, along with his combat boots and black felt cavalry hat with the captain’s bars pinned on the front. Categories: Editorial, OpinionWhen I attended my first college football game in Athens, Georgia, in 1981, it was a relatively spartan affair by today’s standards.As I remember it, there were few or none of the militaristic flourishes that accompany sporting events nowadays.We sang the national anthem to ordinary fanfare, palm to left breast, but there were no F-15 flyovers, no surprise halftime reunions between returning soldiers and their gobsmacked children, no public-service announcements reminding us to support our troops. A few years ago, I returned to Athens with two of my boys and my father.When the national anthem began playing over the PA, my father turned toward the gigantic high-definition flag on the enormous new video display and stood at full attention, his right hand up to his eyebrow, saluting in the way he’d been taught. I never touched the dress uniform, but I used the hat for dress-up and possibly for one of the “Son of Rambo” home videos my brother and I shot on the VHS handheld.Dad seemed indifferent to the existence of the mementos of his Army service.If he wasn’t, he never said anything.But we didn’t bother to find out, either, because the subject of Vietnam was a no-fly zone.Dad simply didn’t talk about it, and he must have had his reasons. My father volunteered for a controversial war; he served a one-year tour because he chose to.Whenever I meet an Army solider or veteran, I tell them that my dad was a Huey helicopter pilot in the 1st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam in 1966 and 1967. I watch as their jaws slacken and their eyebrows pinch slightly. They often say the same thing. “Whoa.” I had heard from my brother rumors that Dad had walked out of “Apocalypse Now,” but I have never heard why or if it’s even true.Maybe he saw in Robert Duvall’s character – like my father, an officer in the First Cav, in the same felt hat that sat in my brother’s closet – too much of himself, or too little.We saw “Platoon” together when it played in Atlanta, but we didn’t talk about it after it was over. Once, at a dinner with my wife, my parents, and my brother and sister-in-law, Dad volunteered a story about a training flight on a Huey while he was an instructor at flight school at Fort Rucker in Alabama.The engine blew a hole in the side of the combustion chamber, and Dad managed to land the Huey in a peanut field.While I don’t recall the details with the precision I wish I did, I remember it for one reason: My brother gently hushed the conversation at our end of the table. Dad was telling a story from his Army days, and that never happened.Dad volunteered for Vietnam, but he has never once volunteered to talk about it. The Fort Rucker story is as close as I think I’ve ever come to hearing one. The whole experience is like a blacked-out, redacted portion of my father’s personal history as it has been handed down to us.My father didn’t take a single hit during his year in Vietnam, but on either side are tales of wreckage: the damaged Huey in Alabama, and the story about how his helicopter, piloted by someone else, was shot down while Dad was on  R&R not long before he returned to the United States to marry Mom. When Mom texted me a couple of months ago to tell me about the new Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam War, I was attempting, unsuccessfully, to put one of my children to sleep. “It’s on now,” she said. Watching it then was out of the question, a casualty of multiple-child-induced bedtime fatigue. “Worth a watch,” she followed up. “Makes you realize what your Dad went through.”I told her that I would watch it as soon as I had the chance. But what I meant was, I wish he would tell me about it himself.And when the boys were finally asleep, the dust of my mind blown away like the circle of ground beneath a landing Huey, I realized what I actually meant but did not have the guts to say: I wish I had the courage to ask. More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census It makes me proud that my dad is considered a badass by active-duty soldiers who have seen hells of their own – maybe even a slightly crazy kind of badass, who put his life in the line of fire flying into hot zones in Southeast Asia.It’s a vicarious pride, and I take it with some measure of guilt:It’s not my own, and at 46 I know that I will never have to fight in a war the way my dad chose to do.Maybe I tell that to soldiers to establish a tenuous connection with people who have given their lives over to demands that will never be made of me.Maybe I tell it to make myself seem more courageous than I really am, as if somehow some of my father’s courage passed down to me.But at times I feel as if I have as much business telling that story as I did putting on Dad’s flight jacket for a home movie, bearing the accoutrements of courage and military service that I did not earn.It may also be an attempt to solicit from strangers some iota of information on a subject about which my father has chosen to remain mostly silent.last_img read more

Kyrie Irving free agency rumors: Lakers, Knicks don’t believe they’re out of running for guard

first_img Kyrie Irving free agency rumors: Celtics hope trading for Anthony Davis will convince All-Star guard to stay Irving has long been rumored to want to go to New York and join up with Kevin Durant.And that still appears to be the case, but the idea now is that he prefers Brooklyn to the Knicks. He was a fan of the Nets growing up in New Jersey. Related News The Lakers and Knicks have not given up on landing Kyrie Irving in free agency.While it has been reported by ESPN that Irving’s focus has been on going to the Nets in free agency, according to SNY, the Lakers and Knicks have not been led to believe they are out of the running for the guard. The Nets and Knicks still have hopes of signing both Irving and Durant in free agency, and if Irving still signs with Brooklyn, the Knicks reportedly will still go after Durant.Boston reportedly believes Irving will not return to the team next year. According to the Boston Globe, the team is trying to pick up Anthony Davis in a trade which they believe could convince the star guard to stay.There are a lot of moving parts in free agency and we aren’t even officially to the day players can sign yet.last_img read more