I saw a statement recently this year is the first one that new high school students will not have been born when the 9/11 attack happened. As a post World War II baby, I remember how Pearl Harbor Day was so important to adults but I couldn’t really understand exactly why. Actually, intellectually I understood it, but I lacked the visceral understanding until the 9/11 attack. Now it is gaspingly, painfully clear.
I wish happiness and peace to all. As a veteran’s wife, I just want to take a moment to remind you that not everyone loves fireworks. Please be considerate of your neighbor. Have a safe and joyful celebration!
Things have not always been easy for Mr. M and I. When we were raising our three children, often money was very tight. During an especially hard time my mother gave me a piece of advice. She said that I should always find enough money for a white hyacinth. What she meant was I should always try to find a little pleasure for myself. Something that would help ease my burdens. Read the rest of this entry »