Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
It's a cold grey day here, my friends.
I feel stuck in side.
Can't get motivated to do something useful.
Need to feel young.
Need to have fun!
Need a smile and a laugh.
I'm starting a J-Land snowball fight!!!!
If you want to play; snag, post and link. ;o)
Tags: J-land Snowball Fight
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
- My own father, Clayon Stutts, who served in WWII as an infantry man. He served in the nitty gritty of the European theatre.
- His brother, Hightower Stutts who I believe was a Navy cook.
- Uncle Lenox Hawthorne, married to mother's sister, who served, obviously in the pacific as he saw the crater where the bomb was dropped.
- Uncle Rene Lemons, married to another of my mama's sisters, who also served and came back home with a love and appreciation of India and her peoples.
- My brother-in-law, Edward Puntes, who served in the army and fortunately did not have to see combat.
- My cousin, Buzzy Lemons, who did see combat in Vietnam.
- My second cousin, Jason Hawthorne, who served as a Navy Seal.
- My stepfather, Polk Hawthorne, who returned from WWII vowing to never eat spam again.
- The many men I have been privilege to work with, worship with, have as neighbors and know as friends who served.
All those currently serving or recently serving that I have the pleasure to know of through J-land, or personally.
Veterans deserve our respect not just for the wars they fought and the price they paid defending us. They deserve our respect for the way they come back and live! For the excellent citizens they make. One quarter of them have bachelor's degrees, and 90% have completed high school. Only 5.9% of them live in poverty, as apposed to non veterans which is 12.3%. There are over 11 million of them in the labor force. In the last presidential election 3/4's of veterans voted! ............... If you do nothing else to reflect and remember, please read President Roosevelt's Address at Arlington in 1941. My thanks to Dover Publishing and Emma for the graphics. To the Census Bureau for the statistics.