~ Happy Memorial Day ~
After all of the weekend BBQ's, drinks,
sharing with friends and even a bonfire,
it was time for me to stop and reflect.
I am reminded that we have this holiday weekend
because of the brave folks who became soldiers,
who died so that we are free,
Without them where would we be?
When the Korean War started in 1950
my dad enlisted as a Marine at the age of 21.
He served 2 years over in Korea.
He was sent back to the states after
being shot in the head.
Fortunately he had his helmet on.
The bullet did not go through.
We have a picture of him with his helmet
on after the bullet hit.
One of the soldiers in his division took a picture
of him afterward and my mom still has it.
My dad was lucky...he made it back home.
Many many others never did.
I am very grateful for the men and women
who have made the choice to join the armed services,
and died serving our fine country
because without them we would not be able
to have the freedoms we have...
which sometimes is lost in the real meaning of
Bob and Matt (son) re-built our old dilapidated wagon.
I decided to add the banners.
It will weather as the days go on and
become our prim wagon again.
I also finally finished hooking my
Old Glory rug.
It looks bowed to the left,
but it is how I laid it on the sofa.
I now have to finish it....
am debating on whether to add a border,
or leave it as is.
Memorial Day Reflections To All!