Those who live today remember those who do not.

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)

The fuss about the entraping-snaring media and FBI comes to mind when I spy mice and I bewail The Unfortunate Incident of the Murdered Carolina Wren (a 420 character 9-liner)

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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.”