Tag: remembrance

  • Remembrance Day: Twenty Years Later

    Remembrance Day: Twenty Years Later

    This is by my friend and fellow author Leo Champion.  Stories from Lower Manhattan These were written originally in May 2021 as emails to a couple of friends (the first two in a misguided attempt to encourage liberty advocate Ooana Trien, the second two to my managing editor Peggey Rowland just to get the words…

  • Bloggiversary

    Bloggiversary

      Fourteen years, more than 2200 posts, and umpteen-thousand words ago, this blog started off as something quite different from the form it takes today. When it all began, I was a stay-at-home mom running a business from home, helping manage a small farm, and the blog was how I shared my family news and…

  • Laying Ghosts to Rest

    Laying Ghosts to Rest

    It’s been a weird old life. It certainly took twists and turns I could never have predicted from my teens until now. I don’t think of myself as being haunted by my past – I have regrets, but I have the insight to know that the blessings in my life would not have happened had…

  • Veterans and Families

    Veterans and Families

    I realized today that I don’t have any photos of my Dad in uniform. I don’t have a lot of family photos, period. Too many moves, too much time passed, so little foresight of the future when I was just a girl. Really, though, it’s too many moves. When you move something like 19 times…

  • Memorial Day’s Meaning

    Memorial Day’s Meaning

    Written by Sanford Begley We’re going to stand on a sidewalk and watch the parade, today. And we will remember.  A lone snare drum slowly tapping, tapping The flags on the graves snapping, snapping The children run around and play Too innocent to feel this day While others know and softly weep A widow feels…

  • Guest Poetry: I Remember

    Guest Poetry: I Remember

    I remember Invincibility I remember Eating everything I remember The fear in the eyes when we entered a buffet I remember Inexhaustibility I remember Celebrating every day I remember Three hours sleep was more than enough I remember Fearlessness I remember Walking Tall I remember Winning every fight, every game I remember Romance I remember…