I am a lover of horticulture, gardening and the environment. At age 8, I sent away for a package of Zinnia seeds for 10 cents and I've been hooked ever since. After 25 years of being self-employed, I retired. That only lasted 4 years and I now work in a water conservation program: I buy grass from homeowners who are willing to convert to desert landscaping and lose that thirsty green stuff. I pursue what interests me and you can blame my sister for getting me into this blogging thing.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day

Today we give our thanks and respect to all those men and women who have served in our armed forces. Most of all for those who have died in the cause of freedom. My Uncle Al died in World War II, I have a vague recollection of him in his uniform as he said goodbye to the family and went off to war. He was the love of my aunt's life and she misses him to this day, even though it was 63 years ago. He is only one soldier among many who is missed by their family and friends. His spirit lives on in his daughter and granddaughter and great grandchildren. What a pity he didn't live to see his heritage. This is one story among thousands and today we can show our respect for their sacrifice.

I am proud that I can fly my flag as I honor all the men and women in uniform today and all the veteran's who have served our country. My husband and 3 sons all wore the uniform of the United States. They served with honor and I am proud of all of them.


Blogger Motherkitty said...

Good day to you, sister. We are indeed fortunate to have husbands, sons, and other family members who chose to serve in our country's military.

I look forward to peaceful times ahead. So, let's bring back all military who are serving abroad during these perilous times.

November 11, 2008 10:22 AM  
Blogger Alipurr said...

I am very thankful to every family member who has sacrificed and served in the military for our country. I appreciate all they have done to maintain our freedom. May we all defend the innocent and stand up for things that are right.

November 16, 2008 4:07 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I have been trying to visit your blog since the post about your Grandmother - but for some reason I could not gain access. I was so pleased when today's attempt worked. I never know why these things happen or how they are rectified ... I just keep pressing ENTER, confident that something will work. I love your few but oh so profound words - short, sweet, simple and true.
Your high school reunion looks like it was wonderful. Reunions of this nature are a new concept to South Africans. Now that we are so spread out around the world, it seems to have taken on. I have never been to one but would love to. Facebook and other technologies have recently put me in contact with a lot of old friends and it is a real treat.
I hope all is well with your family and I look forward to one day in the future when we can meet.
All good wishes.
Dawn xoxo

December 11, 2008 8:58 AM  

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