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Veterans Day 2008


To each and every person who has served our country and those who still are, whether in peacetime or in wartime –


November 11, 2008 Posted by | Favorite Sites, Personal/Family | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dancing with the Stars

I’ve been so excited all day that Dancing with the Stars will be starting tonight. Wrong. I’m a week off. It’s next Monday. Don’t you hate it when you do that? I was going to fix a special dinner, get ready to watch and then help kick off this season. I guess I can still fix a special dinner.

I can’t wait to see Cloris Leachman on there. For anyone who thinks they’re going to have to sit through a rickety 82 year old’s dancing, I think they’re so wrong. She is truly amazing for her age. Not only is her mind sharp, her physical health seems tops also.

I was feeling extremely intimated by some of the “older” folks on there … Priscilla Presley, Jane Seymour, John Ratzenberger from Cheers. They all impressed me.

I know there’s no way I could do all that they do but I did get the WWii “Dancing with the Stars” game. I haven’t done it yet, but will write later after I try it.

September 15, 2008 Posted by | Dancing with the Stars | , , , , | 2 Comments

Thank you all Veterans!

memorial-plaza-c.jpgI’d like to thank all of those who have served this country. And a special thank you to those who have fought for my freedom.
I grew up as an Air Force brat. My dad and my aunt served during World War II. My dad volunteered when he was seventeen. My brother went to Vietnam. They both survived.

I used to think that Veterans Day was just a day off school or work. The older I get, the more I realize that this is a day of honoring all of those who have served this country and for those who gave their lives. And to those who lost loved ones and friends.

I have no idea what my Dad did during World War II. I know he met my mother in Australia, but other than that, I don’t know. It’s not because I didn’t ask. It’s because those who served didn’t come back to share their experiences. Most who have seen war and experienced death around them, don’t want to talk about it.

When I was young, I didn’t believe in war. I still wish there were no such thing. But, it’s been going on since Cain and Able had their disagreements and sadly will always be around in some way or another.

We should remember our Vets every day, but today is special because it’s a day put aside for us to thank those who served and to honor them. And to those who aren’t Veterans yet but who are serving our country now.

I wish so much that I was a great writer so I could put my thoughts eloquently in this blog. I am free. And it’s because of you.

Again, thank you.

November 12, 2007 Posted by | Politics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment