Showing posts from November 11, 2010

Veterans Day - Remembering Dad

I pull Dad's old letters from a tin and I feel his loneliness... experience his sadness .... and am proud of his dedication to the country in which he served as I read his words from years ago...

Jan. 18, 1946 Friday
Dear Mom & Dad,
"Just a few lines to let you know I am well..." 
"I have been transferred again, this time on a ship..." 
"Have you seen Jo lately?" Jo =my mom....

July 15, 1948
"I got paid yesterday.  Boy I sure did need it.  I got forty four dollars....."

Tokyo:  Sept. 30
Dear Mom and Dad,
"Just a few lines to let you know I am well and hope you all are the same.."
"How's the garden getting along this year?"
"I got a letter from Jo the other day...."
"Don't forget to send me some pictures..."

Monday, Aug. 13
"We sure have been having good news lately about the war.  It looks to me like it's almost over..."
"I haven't gotten any mail from you in about a month. I guess I&#…

Best Years of Her Life

I knew at that moment,  that I was experiencing some  of the best years of my life.

Now, whether she knows it or not... my daughter Lindsey is experiencing some of the best  years of her life.