Pause to Remember
They shall grow not old,
as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
and in the morning
We will remember them.
So many vets. So many wars.
Commemorate Veterans Day in your own way ~
maybe read parts of this book, a personal account self-published in 1946, here.
Or read a few letters here, written from battlefields and homefronts.
Do you have a letter to share? Send a copy (not original) to the Legacy Project, PO Box 53250, Washington, DC 20009.
When the standards are furled and cased for the last time, only stories and memories remain.
Don’t miss this YouTube.
Thank you, Tussing Elementary third-graders.
Toni 11/11/15 (Header quote by Ronald Reagan)
Feral cats thread my raised beds,
seed-head heavy w/ uncut foliage, & pounce on the feeding birds.
I wince. I too am guilty of such
when my crunchy peanut butter*-loaded mouse trap in the open garage
beheaded Mrs. Carolina Wren when she ventured in.
Last supper as it were.
All winter and spring Mr. CW called for her. It was awful.
Finally he found another and they moved across the road
where the people are less feral.
*I hope her last thought was “wow, I’m going to get 1/3 of my daily metabolic needs from this crunchy peanut butter.”