6 posts categorized "Army"

hump day

Isn't that what they call Wednesday, the middle of the week?  I'm off today from Jury Duty.  I didn't get picked for a trial so today I'm off and I have to call tonight to see if I have to report on Thursday.  What I went through yesterday was pretty interesting.  There were 17 of us interviewed by the Judge and only 8 were picked for a 5 day trial.  I'm not sure if not being picked was good or bad.  One woman I was talking to said she has been called to serve 7 times and has never been picked yet to serve on a Jury.

My trip on the train was also rather interesting, all the business people heading to work in the city.  When you get off the train if you don't get your feet moving you'll just get carried along and hope and pray your going in the right direction.  I took a cab to the Federal Building as I didn't know how long it would take me to walk there, but on my way back I did walk.  I stopped in a book store and bought a couple of Knitting books and read one on the train going home.  I grabbed a sandwich for lunch seeing it was 12:30 going on 1:00 p.m. and I hadn't had any lunch yet and the last time I had eaten anything was 5:15 a.m.  I was wishing I had my camera with me, so much to see in the big city.

Yarn club was last night and I was glad to have been able to make it.  I'm working on a neck cozy right now. 

We had company Monday night, Drew and Jordan.  Both these boys are in the Army.  Jordan is here for a short visit on leave and Drew was injured in Iraq and lives near us and will be getting out of the Army in the Spring.  My throat choked up when I heard both these boys say how they loved coming to our home and hanging out with our boys.  These boys and our boys went back and forth to each others houses when they were growing up.

Two brothers 

So, of course I had to have them over for dinner along with Phil and Clare who wanted to visit with them.  I made a super dessert.  I found the recipe over at Kelli's, called Buckeye Brownies.  If you scroll down her post you will find the recipe.  I was going to make them for Christmas Eve but decided to make them at a later time so I made them for dessert.

Buckeye brownie 

I've must be off...I have some sewing to do for my ASG challenge for the month of January.

You all have a scrumpdilly of a day.

if that is even a word :)

veterans day


They Did Their Share


On Veteran’s Day we honor
Soldiers who protect our nation.
For their service as our warriors,
They deserve our admiration.


Some of them were drafted;
Some were volunteers;
For some it was just yesterday;
For some it’s been many years;


In the jungle or the desert,
On land or on the sea,
They did whatever was assigned
To produce a victory.


Some came back; some didn’t.
They defended us everywhere.
Some saw combat; some rode a desk;
All of them did their share.


No matter what the duty,
For low pay and little glory,
These soldiers gave up normal lives,
For duties mundane and gory.


Let every veteran be honored;
Don’t let politics get in the way.
Without them, freedom would have died;
What they did, we can’t repay.


We owe so much to them,
Who kept us safe from terror,
So when we see a uniform,
Let’s say "thank you" to every wearer.


By Joanna Fuchs

Even tho our son is no longer in the Army serving their country we will always remember our Veterans and never forget what they have sacrificed for this country.

veterans day...

The Pride of Our Country

by Roger Robicheau

Today as before, our brave do fight
For a land they love, a flag so right

The pride of our country, yes they are
The strength of our nation, best by far

Just as our brave from each war gone by
They march for us proudly, flag held high

From all over this land they come to serve
They’re taught by the best, this they deserve

When troops give their all, the world does see
Whether serving on land, in the air, or at sea

The pride from this country, march through war
With home drawn strength, held deep in their core

Our best are so awesome, their loved ones well know
May God guide their journey where they - for us - go

What these brave must have is support from their own
The love from their people, firm thankfulness shown

Our greatest achievement is that we’re still free
Please take time and ponder who caused this to be


i remember everyday...

I wasn't going to post anything about 9/11, but I feel that I have to now.  Just being out in the community today, and as I was surfing the blogs that I visit, I am hearing and reading about how everyone is remembering this day, 6 years ago.  Where they were, and what they were doing at the time our country was attacked.  The first anniversary we put our flag at half staff, seems like that was the thing to do.  After about a half hour, we raised that flag to the top of that flag pole.  Why?  I guess we felt, that this was not the day to remember what had happened.  We should remember everyday. 

As I was working out at the gym today, I tuned my headset to a t.v. channel that was interviewing children of some of the people that died on 9/11.  The question asked was this; Is this day hard for you? Does today make you remember what has happened?  One young lady who was 15 at the time when her mother died, said this: (and I know I will not get the exact words) I remember everyday of my life.  This day is no different.  She said it all in so few words.  I will remember 9/11 everyday, as that is the day that my son decided to serve his country, because he was a strong young man, just the right age, not really doing anything with his life at the moment, and if he joined up his brothers wouldn't have to go, if there was the possibility of ever being a draft (which there isn't), he would already be in the Army.  I am proud of him and his younger brother who, also joined to serve his country, but mostly he joined to take the load off his older brother, that they were in this together.

So I can't really honor this day.  I honor it everyday when we fly our flag at the top of its pole, and all those lives that were lost that day, I'll always remember.  We were attacked and lives were lost, we as a country wouldn't sit back and take it, we decided to fight and our soldiers are fighting not only for you but for all those lost lives.  I know that those soldiers remember everyday, so should we.