I was thrilled to get this photo opportunity the other day as it is my first picture of the Common Nighthawk.
If you’ve experienced trouble accessing my blog, then join the crowd! My web host says they have been working on the situation and tonight things are much better. Hopefully, the slow loading or not loading at all are things of the past.
As our nation honors those who have served and died in the armed forces, it is a holiday that is close to our hearts. Both of our Dads proudly served in the U. S. Army, one during World War II and the other in Korea. They are now deceased and buried in the same cemetery. Our local VFW puts flags on all the veteran graves in this area’s cemeteries. This photo was taken late yesterday afternoon.
My father-in-law was drafted into the Army in January of 1942. He received his military training in Ft. Raleigh, Kansas and was in the horse cavalry. After the horse cavalry was disbanded, he volunteered to go to cooking school and was sent to San Antonio, Texas. From there he was sent to Camp Maxey where he met his future wife. He was deployed overseas to France and landed on the beach at Normandy. His unit eventually made their way to Germany where he endured many hardships. He was still there when the war ended and had risen to the rank of Mess Sergeant. After returning to the States, he and my mother-in-law bought the farm (that is still in the family) and had two sons.
My Dad enlisted on June 16, 1953, received basic training at Ft. Bliss, in El Paso, Texas and was sent overseas for a one year tour of duty in Korea. Daddy was fortunate as the fighting had ended by the time he was deployed to Korea on a peace keeping mission. He returned to Ft. Hood, in Killeen, Texas in 1955. While on leave in November of ‘55, his best friend introduced him to my Mom. He was discharged on June 15, 1956 as SP3, Small Arms Ordinance and was in the reserves until May 3, 1961. While serving our country, Daddy was awarded several medals including the National Defense Service Medal, a Korean Service Medal, the U.N. Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. My parents married in 1956 and had three children with me being the oldest.
I know you haven’t forgotten the whining posts from last year about no rain which meant no grass for the cattle to eat. A whole different story this time around! Just look at all that green stuff and those satisfied creatures… well, with the exception of the one with her tongue hanging out. I can’t imagine why she would object to having her picture taken!
…in Oklahoma, for goodness sake! Our friends invited us to come along to a place they frequent. We usually like fried catfish anywhere we go, so we were happy to accept their invitation.
Hold down the fort while I’m gone, it may be late when we return!
Well, Rosie isn’t coming back. It seems she has her feelings hurt and she’s “sad, very sad”. Amazing to me she can dish it out, but she can’t take it. I might tune in again… nah, on second thought, Joy is obnoxious and Elizabeth’s voice is irritating and quite frankly, Auntie Barbara has turned into a bore. At the risk of repeating myself… oh wait! This is a repeat! I still miss Meredith! Thank goodness for the Today show!
Anybody besides me hate The View since the departure of Meredith? I have to admit the fireworks big Ro has brought have kept people tuned in… with the exception of me. I catch whatever dumb thing she says on you tube to stay in the know. The latest argument between she and Elizabeth was actually entertaining. Not that I totally agree or disagree with either one of them, but it was enjoyable to me to see Ro put in her place. Lizbeth seriously lost her temper and had the finger pointing and head action going… reminded me of me! Mad is mad and I have seen enough of the show to know she’s bitten her tongue on many occasions in the past. Do you think she finally believes it’s okay to blast the obnoxious beast into la-la land since her contract will soon be up?
I don’t know what happened to Rosie. I used to like her when she had her own show and before she came out as being gay. I didn’t decide to dislike her cause of her sexual orientation, I came to despise her “know it all if you don’t think like I do then you’re dumb attitude”! I have an opinion, you have an opinion and Elizabeth has an opinion. We live in the land of the brave and the home of the free and we all dang well have a right to think and say what we want whether Ro thinks we do or not.
I say, “Goodbye and good riddance, don’t let the door hit you in the butt!” And that applies to all of them… the show will never be what it was when Meredith was sitting at the table!
I named her as my fave a few weeks (or so) back, but right now, my server is s-l-o-w and I can’t find the post.
I’m very pleased for her and her family and I’ll keep my fingers crossed she can stay grounded and have many, many years of success!
Edited: Found it, I named her as my winner back in March!