Friday, November 12, 2021

Feline Friday/ Thankful Thursday /Veteran's Day

Although we lost Rose in November 2019 on the 10th day of the month, she will hold a place forever in our hearts. I am so thankful for this strong willed, chicken lovin, left pawed feline. She was an example of why it is important to save these babies from an otherwise fateful life. I often wish she could have been a mother, as she had a nuturing quality many people lack. But she lived a good life with us and those pierced jade green eyes will forever live with me. Please visit Thankful Thursday and Feline Friday.

  I flew our USA flag yesterday. I remembered that yesterday was Veteran's Day as well as Rememberance Day in Canada. This is my mom's baby sister, my auntie Jo and on her wedding day. My Uncle Tom B served in the Army Air Corp WWII. I have been fighting with my edit button and finally , with much patience, found out that sometime you have to walk away and come back later to fix things right. So I think of and remember those who went before us and all those who served.  Uncle Tom was an engineer and he was a great man. He and Auntie Jo were Dallas Cowboy fans and they were simply wonderful people. I tip my hat to him and all that served. 

I have a long list but here are some of our loved ones who served:

Bruce (USN)the only child of my grandmother's cousin Frances who gave his life in WWII on a submarine.

James, the son of my mom's cousin Hedwig. He served in the USMC. He gave his all in Vietnam. He was barely out of his teens.

Virgil, my husband's uncle and youngest son of his grandparents. He served as a major in the UAF/

Edward "Munson:",  my uncle married to another one of my mom's sisters. He served in the US Army/

Frank P, my mom's brother-in-law who served in the US Army as well.

Dan W (USN) a phamily friend,and a favorite person who loves the constellation as much as I do.

Jason S. (US Army) Three tours of Afghanistan. One of the kindest young men I know.

Carolynn, my husbands cousin who served as a nurse during Desert Storm. U S Army

Duane, Carolynn's dad, who served in WWII in the U S Army

George "Bud" B. my husband's uncle who served in WWII US Army. He is 91 years young these days.

Grandpa Carl, my late father-in-law who served in the U S Navy and was near Pearl Harbor on that fateful day. 

He is in the second row walking off his ship (next to the 2 gents standing on the side)/ He taught our daughter Rebekah this song:

If the ocean were whiskey

And I were a duck

I would swim to the bottom

And drink it all up 

Hiccup Hiccup

Carl B, phamily friend who served in the U S Army Vietnam

Richard C , phamily friend who served in the U S Navy

Kathy O,  U S Navy

Marlene O , U S Navy

Michael O, U S Navy

Pat O, U S Army

Buckley P O'Gane, U S Army, and father to the above mentioned four siblings.

Bob H, my late former brother-in-law U S Army, Vietnam

Jesse H,  U S Army , Vietnam gave his young life in his 30's due to the effects of Agent Orange

Kenny W, U S Army lost his life in Vietnam

Gary R, my late brother-in-law U S Army Korea/ He also worked for many years for the government.

Joe B, U S Navy, he always said being an orphan and having the Catholic school nuns give him beatings for his ornery nature , made him a better man who served three tours in Vietnam, a tour in Desert Storm and a federal job with  the government.

Ray Sr., Ray Jr. and Frank who all served in the U S Navy and proud to say, are my cousin and his two wonderful sons.

Sam C. U S Navy my late cousin who loved serving his country. 

I am hopeful I have listed them all and all those I think of daily and remember in prayers who I have met in this life and heard their personal stories. I apologize for being late but I had these people and all who served on my heart all day yesterday. They remain in my prayers always.


Sandee said...

Precious Rose. I know you loved her so.

Wonderful Thankful Thursday. Our Veterans are jewels. I salute them all.

We forgot to put our flag us. I guess it was an off day for us.

I hope you have a fabulous Thankful Thursday.

Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Big hug. ♥

Ginny Hartzler said...

My goodness, so many of your family have served this country! So selfless and brave!

Brian said...

Rose was such a beautiful gal. My, your family sure has a wonderful legacy of service and we always love and respect our heroes, every single day. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

pilch92 said...

Rose was a beautiful girl. I am thankful to all who served. My Dad was in the Air Force. XO

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Rose was beautiful.

Kathe W. said...

Awww Precious Rose and all you wonderful family members are to be cherished!

messymimi said...

What a lovely cat with a beautiful name.

Thank you to everyone who has served!

Dogmom Diva said...

Rose was a beauty! We sure miss our pets but we know they are all waiting for us!
Thank you for remembering my Veteran, Carl. He was honored to serve..πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡²

Mike Golch said...

Your Uncle Tom B and my Dad have something in Common they Both served in the U.S.Army Air force,Das was in ling enought to be a member of the newly created U.S.Air Force. as first they still used the Army Uniforms. and I was So Happy and Proud to Take my Oath Of Enlistment in the U.S.A.F 08 August 1971 because I wanted to Honor my Dad!

Linda said...

I come from an extensive line of military as well...----so many brave men and women who now are used as pawns for the president and his minions (or as my husband calls them devils spawns). My husband will tell anyone who listens, "It ain't my Marine Corp. anymore. I don't recognize it." He can tell you so many things that it will make one heads spin. So sad, truly it is.

Edna B said...

Rose sure was beautiful. So many of the men, and women, in our family have served in the military too. I'm so thankful for each and every one of them. Enjoy your day my friend, hugs, Edna B.