The Last Someday ~ A Memorial

Originally posted, May 2012 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I've been thinking a lot about that sneaky word - Someday... ... about how I let it rob me of time I thought I had... and what am I going to do about that now? ... about my parents as they face major change.  As Mom said the other day, …

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A Remembrance

The name may sound similar, as in the outlaw from back in the day, but Jesse Jamison was actually a blacksmith in mid-1800's Indiana. I think I know how Elon, his mother, felt when he enlisted in the 66th Indiana Volunteers. When your child chooses the military way, you live with a mixture of pride …

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Weekly Photo Challenge ~ In The Background

My son, Ian, under the wing of the plane he takes care of... like a baby... he loves it... he really, really loves it.. Can mice get into a car?  Thought I heard scratching sounds on the way home from the post office...  sending the husband in to do a "mouse-sweep"! And in honor of …

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Ties that Bind …. God, Family, Country

This morning I was searching for a quote related to soldiers and somehow ended up HERE.....good reading. An interesting article by Eric Hartley of the Capital Gazette, Maryland, recounts the story of a man who found a letter written by his great-great-grandmother, Esther Thayer, stuck in the back of an old pocket Bible. The Bible was carried  …

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What Memorial Day Looks Like…..to me

On 23 April 2007, a young Oregon soldier was killed along with 8 others from his 82nd Airborne unit.  His father reached out to Doug shortly after being notified by the army.  They were casual acquaintances thru work...their shared military experiences and those of our sons had created a bond. Over the next few weeks we watched …

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What Memorial Day Feels Like….to me

Waves roll gentle ....water, sky and sand swirl together like an iridescent pearl. Hundreds are gathered, flags ripple in the breeze.... and truth be told, I don't want to be here.  I don't want to be this close to death. Fifty, maybe sixty Patriot Guard riders park their motorcycles and stand shoulder to shoulder along both sides of …

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