Arnold Fairhurst of Englehart, Ont., contributes this:
Several of us gunners were writing and reading in the dry canteen when one said: “What does ‘mixed emotions’ mean?”
Another replied that it meant feeling good about something and bad about something at the same time.
“How can you feel good and bad about something at the same time?”
“Well, try to imagine how we would feel if we saw Dirty Harry (the regimental sergeant major) going over a cliff in his jeep with our rum ration in the back.”