Do you find yourself yearning for the simpler, slower way of life from days gone by? Do you prefer listening to birds chirping or an IPOD? Do you find yourself wishing for a time when we moved at a slower pace, when politeness and civility were the norm? Did you love The Waltons, Andy and Aunt Bee, Charlie Brown and Lucy? Join with me then and share your thoughts with others who yearn for gentler times in this fast paced world we live in.
Monday, May 27, 2013
A Soldiers Death Long Ago
I looked him up on the Viet Nam Wall Memorial site this morning. I've thought about him every Memorial Day since I heard of his death back in 1967. I was eleven years old and the soldiers sister was my classmate and neighbor. I remember them telling us in the classroom that her brother was killed in action. I remember one of the moms in the neighborhood going door to door, taking up a collection and having a sympathy card signed. I stood there with my mother while she signed the card. I remember always seeing the gold star hanging from their front window. I remember feeling sad even though I never knew him, yet he was a kid from the neighborhood so I felt connected in some small way and I guess that is why I felt the need to look him up today on the wall. His name was Louis, he was born on April 6, 1946 and died few days after his twenty-first birthday. Thank you to Louis and all those who served and sacrificed.