Friday, November 11, 2016

Remembering Those Who Served

We were young. The Cuban Missile crisis and global war was on our minds. President Kennedy was assassinated and people were talking about a place called Vietnam. Over 58,000 young soldiers died there, Today I remember them and all soldiers who serve America.

Many Vietnam veterans came back wounded, both physically and mentally. There would be lingering effects of Agent Orange, a defoliant sprayed on the jungles. Any soldier who served America in these times had their lives changed in one way or the other.

Like out forefathers before us, America called and we answered, each in our own way.

Today's soldiers go through the same torment, Yet, they go and proudly serve. I am proud of my forefathers and fellow brethren who have served America when called upon.

The News As I See It: Obama called Donald Trump last night to congratulate him and even invited him to the White House for a meeting. Of course, it was hard to understand Obama, because, at the time, he was chewing 80 pieces of Nicorette.

For those who are disappointed for Hillary, remember, America has a special place for people who lose. Ironically, it’s the cast of "Celebrity Apprentice."

This Date In History: 1620 The Mayflower Compact was signed by Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower. It would provide the basis for all governments of the American colonies. 1831 Former slave Nat Turner was executed. 1889 Washington became the 42nd state. 1918 The Allies and Germany signed an armistice ending World War I. 1921 The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated in Arlington National Cemetery. 1965 Rhodesia proclaimed its independence from Britain. 1992 The Church of England voted to ordain women as priests. 2004 Yasir Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, died in Paris. Mahmoud Abbas was elected to take his place.

Picture Of The Day: Some didn't come home.....

Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) Mrs. Potato Head seemed genuinely upset that her husband was missing, but the smell of French fries in her kitchen made the detectives suspicious. 2) "Married With Children" is a hilarious sitcom until you’re 35 and realize it’s a chilling documentary. 3) Customer Service: "Please hold so I can transfer you to a supervisor and accidentally hang up on you." 4) If the morons on Twitter found a horses' head in their bed at least half of them would take a selfie with it before calling the cops. 5) They say that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. At this point in my life, I should be able to bench-press a Buick.....and that's five !

Today's Horoscope: Scorpio - : A romantic excursion to an luxury hotel and casino may be just the thing to spark up your love life this weekend. Cover the bed in rose petals, place some chocolates on your loved-one's pillow and bring some beautiful and flowers.

Teepees are a saucy place to hide out and making love but it's really not the same ambiance and the room service is not as good. If you insist on gambling at the roulette table, play $5 on number 38.

Birthdays: Maude Adams, actress 1872 George Patton, general 1885 Howard Fast, author 1914 Kurt Vonnegut Jr., science fiction writer 1922 Carlos Fuentes writer, editor, and diplomat 1928 LaVern Bake,r singer 1929 Calista Flockhart, actress 1964 Leonardo DiCaprio, actor 1974

The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: Three southern kids were out riding their bikes one afternoon when a fire engine zoomed past with blaring sirens. The three kids noticed a Dalmatian on the front seat of the fire engine.

The first boy said, "They use that dog to keep the crowds back." The second boys said, "No, he’s just for good luck." But the third kid knew better. He said, "No, that’s not it. The dog is there to give them directions to the nearest fire hydrant!"

A man goes over to his brother's house, all bruised and his clothes torn. His brother says, "Man, where have you been?" The guy says, "I just got back from burying my mother-in-law."

His brother asks, "How did you get all bruised and your clothes torn from burying your mother-in-law?" The guy replied, "She wouldn't lie still!"

The Hits Just Keep On Coming: A guy is sitting at home alone when he hears a knock on the front door. When he opens the door, he encounters two sheriff's deputies, one of whom asks if he is married and, if so, whether the deputy can see a picture of the wife. The guy says "sure" and shows him a picture of his wife.

The deputy looks carefully at the picture and then gravely says, "I'm sorry sir, but it looks like your wife's been hit by a truck." The guy says, "I know, but she has a great personality, is an excellent cook and lets me play golf whenever I want to!"

The finals of the National Youth Poetry Contest last year came down to two finalists. One was a student going to one of the finest private schools in the nation. From an upper-crust family, he was well-bred, well-connected and all that goes with it. The other finalist was a Detroit boy who was going into the 5th grade for the 3rd time.

The rules of the contest required each finalist to compose a four-line poem in one minute or less, and the poem had to contain the word "Timbuktu."

The private school student went first. About thirty seconds after the clock started he jumped up and recited the following poem: "Slowly across the desert sand Trekked the dusty caravan. Men on camels, two by two Destination -- Timbuktu."

The audience went wild! They wondered how the Detroit boy could top that?!

The clock started again and the Detroit boy sat in silent thought. Finally, in the last few seconds, he jumped and recited: "Tim and me, a-huntin' went. Met three girls in a pop-up tent. They was three, we was two, So I bucked one and Timbuktu"

That's it for today, my little apple seeds. Remember,Foreign Aid is the transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. I'm heading over to AREA 51 for happy hour.

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1 comment:

jack69 said...

Yes, ALL VETERANS should be remembered and respected. Military life, and especially war, changes men and women. Most cope, but many cannot. We lose a lot of vets to suicide, such a pity. But anyone who accepts the call and responsibility has my total respect.